With several decades of experience in public and media relations, Ken has counseled scores of clients throughout the country in matters ranging from crisis communication to strategic planning and news media relations. His expertise comes from working with issues affecting many fields – energy, health care, services for seniors and the disabled, adult and juvenile justice, and banking and insurance. His present and past clients cover the gamut, including Internet commerce, industry, associations, nonprofits, and state and local government.
Ken began his career as a reporter and later as news director at WBAX-AM in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Subsequently, he served as press secretary to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, then as communications vice president for the Pennsylvania Medical Society, one of the largest professional associations in Pennsylvania. He established and headed his own public relations agency for a decade before joining Quantum in 2010.
A communications risk assessment and training project he led for the Pennsylvania Department of Health was named one of “12 Exemplary Practices in Public Health Preparedness” by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization and think tank based in Santa Monica, California.
Accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America, Ken is a former media relations trainer for the U.S. Justice Department and a past member of the American Medical Association's Communications Advisory Panel. He studied business administration at Wilkes College and multi-media journalism at Penn State.
He is a past president of the Public Relations Society of America’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter, which presented him with its highest honor, The Leuschner Award for Excellence in Public Relations. Ken is the 18th recipient of the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society’s Ernest R. McDowell Award, also for excellence in the field of public relations.