Laura Ryan
Laura Ryan

Ruder Finn has hired Laura Ryan, a 20-year PR veteran, for the executive VP post in its corporate communications practice.

Most recently running LKR Communications, Ryan has big firm expertise earned from stints at Cohn & Wolfe, Ketchum and Burson-Marsteller. She has handled pharma, food & beverage, consumer, finance and hospitality clients.

RF CEO Kathy Bloomgarden praised Ryan's extensive corporate experience and ability to work across a broad range of disciplines including crisis PR.

She expects Ryan to strengthen the independent firm's executive thought leadership, issues, financial communications offerings, as well as its business development push.

The New York-based Ryan reports to Bloomgarden.