Robert Kingdon Berry, APR, Fellow PRSA

CEO, Kingdon-Nichols LLC

For four decades Bob Berry has provided counsel and executed successful tactics in public relations to some of the world's largest corporations, small local non-profit organizations and just about everything in-between. Beginning with IBM and Dictaphone and then with Berry Associates, he now heads Kingdon-Nichols LLC in Arizona, and retains an informal relationship with Berry Ecke in New Jersey.

A nationally recognized leader in organizational communication, he has been a featured speaker at meetings and conventions of the Society of Human Resources Management, The National Association of Association Executives, The National Quick Printers Association, The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor’s National Association, and a number of professional seminars. He has been a published poet and journalist and an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, Seton Hall, and Rutgers Universities.

In 2007 he was President of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Southern Arizona chapter and Chairman of the Pima County Health Department Pandemic Influenza communication committee. He has been nominated for PRSAs Golden Anvil Award, was named PR Person of the Year by it's New Jersey chapter, and held the Morris County Chamber of Commerce honor of Small Businessperson of the Year.

He was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Committee on Attorney Advertising and has served on Boards of National Investor Relations Institute; The New Jersey Human Resources Planning Group, the Arts Council of The Morris Area, National Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, Rutgers University School of Communication, South African Leadership Development Program and was President, New Jersey Drama Critics Association.

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Musings About the Business of Organizational Communication

The Whole Truth What is public relations? Our own Society has been wrestling with that issue for decades. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the profession as several billion dollars... More

The Ham in the Sandwich Why is it that, after decades of getting the same answer, employee surveys still list better communication as one of the top five on their wish list... More

Where Are We Going? Time magazine put you and me in charge of our own “press releases” by naming us “Person of the Year.” The reason, they say... More

Media Are People Too Even though the press has been under attack of late because of a number of "rigged" or false stories, the power of the press is very much alive and businesses... More