RICHARD BATYKO, APR, FELLOW, PRSA
Non-Profit Media Breakout Session
Rick has 30 years of Fortune 100 and nonprofit communications, marketing, public relations and brand strategy experience. Currently, he is serving as Senior Vice President for Marketing, Communications & Development for Team NEO, a regional economic development organization based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has held executive public relations and marketing positions with Babcock & Wilcox, AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, The Cleveland Foundation and The Greater Cleveland Partnership.
Rick is a graduate of Ohio University with a major in Public Relations and received his Master of Arts in Public Relations from Kent State University. He holds his accreditation with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), is a member of its College of Fellows and serves on PRSA’s national board of directors. Rick is an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University’s Master of Public Relations program.
Rick’s writings have appeared in a 2014 ABC-CLIO book on advertising, We Are What We Sell; in a 2015 University of Akron Press book on how entrepreneurship is transforming Northeast Ohio's economy (Under the Rust Belt. Revealing Innovation in Northeast Ohio); and in a 2015 Praeger book titled, Debates for the Digital Age. Currently, he is editing an encyclopedia of the global digital revolution for Greenwood Publishing.