About Us

Rubenstein is a strategic communications & reputation management firm. Every day, we create, break, and shape stories that connect our clients with their audiences, using the power of media to make ideas, organizations, and people matter. We help our clients navigate complex communications environments to solve problems and carefully manage their reputations. We believe:

Reputation is everything.

There have never been more tools to tell your story. At the same time, it has never been easier to lose control of your narrative. We run offensive and defensive public relations programs to build, advance, and protect our clients. If you don’t tell your story, eventually someone else will.

All media matters.

Knowing what news penetrates, how news travels, and the important data points along the way, can be the difference between reaching your audience or being invisible. News and information has a digital afterlife. We are experts in navigating social, search, and other digital media touchpoints to shape your narrative for the near- and long-term.

Collaboration creates opportunities.

We operate as a group of boutique firms with deep knowledge across 13 industries. With down-the-hall access to diverse insights and relationships – and the resources and reach of a large agency – we’re able to move our clients beyond their sectors and into wider cultural conversations.

Process is not a product.

Strategy guides everything we do, but results are what matter. We focus on helping our clients navigate the media landscape, take smart risks, and act decisively to achieve their goals.

Integrity is our compass.

As an independent family-owned firm, we believe integrity guides good business decisions. We are discerning in the engagements we accept, accountable in the work we do, and honest in the counsel we give.

Executive Leadership

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Howard J. Rubenstein

Chairman
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Howard J. Rubenstein

Chairman

Howard Rubenstein has presided over the agency that bears his name since he founded it in 1954. In addition to overseeing Rubenstein’s work on behalf of hundreds of clients, he has served as a valued counselor to leading organizations and public figures. From the New York Yankees to the Metropolitan Opera, from the Archdiocese of New York to the Association for a Better New York, his clients have represented a “who’s who” of civic, business, and cultural life – and they exert global influence.

When Pope Benedict XVI visited New York City, Howard worked with long-time client Yankee Stadium to stage the biggest public event of the Pope’s three-day tour. When the New York Philharmonic made its historic visit to North Korea, Howard and his firm personally negotiated and orchestrated all media-related aspects of the trip – including the creation of a cable infrastructure across Pyongyang to broadcast the trip. And in the years following the 9/11 attacks, Howard helped World Trade Center lease-holder and developer Larry Silverstein position and promote the world’s most visible and sensitive development project.

From advising governors and mayors, to counseling cultural institutions, to founding and supporting civic and philanthropic organizations, Howard has always had a passion for making New York City a better place to live, work, and visit.

During one of New York City’s worst fiscal crises in the 1970s, Howard brought together the city’s business and civic leadership to create the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), which has worked to improve the City’s health, safety, and prosperity for more than 40 years. Over decades, he helped grow the New York City Marathon from a four-lap race around Central Park into the most popular marathon in the world. He was also integral to the development of events and programs that repositioned Times Square as an exciting, fun, and safe destination for tourists and New Yorkers.

Howard is on the board of directors of the Partnership for New York City and sits on the executive committees of the Real Estate Board of New York, NYC & Co., and the Association for a Better New York. He served on the Mayor’s Committee on Business & Economic Development under three administrations: Beame, Dinkins, and Giuliani. He is a member of the City University of New York Business Leadership Council.

He helped found, and is vice-chairman of, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. He is also a trustee of the Police Athletic League, the Inner City Scholarship Fund of the Archdiocese of New York, and the Foundation for the National Archives.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Howard was accepted into Harvard Law School but dropped out. He moved home and worked as a publicist at his father’s suggestion, based in his parents’ kitchen in Brooklyn. While maintaining his business he attended law school at night, finishing first in his class at St. John’s University School of Law, which later awarded him an honorary doctor of law degree. He served as a consultant to the United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and as assistant counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. Throughout, Howard continued to pursue his passion – building a public relations practice at the intersection of New York’s business, government, and media sectors, which has earned national and international recognition as a leading independent strategic communications firm.

Steven Rubenstein

President
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Steven Rubenstein

President

As President of Rubenstein, Steven oversees day-to-day operations of the more than 60-year-old agency founded by his father, Howard, driving innovation and growth for its 13 practices.

A trusted counselor to CEOs, entrepreneurs, founders, and organizations, Steven is adept at creating, enhancing, and protecting awareness and reputation. Since joining in 1992, he has worked as a practitioner across a breadth of industry sectors and today is actively involved in the front-line representation of many of the firm’s clients, including News Corp., 21st Century Fox, Apollo Global Management, HBO, BMGI, JP Morgan Chase, Milner Global Foundation, Third Point, Tishman Speyer, Vornado, Universal Music Group, Shondaland, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Under his leadership, Rubenstein has transformed, extending its roots as a New York City powerhouse to service national and international clients across a range of sectors, including business, media, entertainment, technology, real estate, sports, healthcare, education, culture, crisis, and philanthropy. Steven also built upon the firm’s unrivaled strength in media relations, expanding its capabilities to manage communications and public awareness across traditional and digital platforms through the creation of online reputation management, digital, and content strategy practices.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and serves as Chairman of the Association for a Better New York and the ABNY Foundation, as well as on the boards of directors of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City; the Partnership for New York City; Friends of the High Line; the 92nd Street Y; and Reboot, a national idea incubator that strives to make Jewish life meaningful to a new generation. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two daughters.

 

Management and Senior Leadership

Susie Arons

Managing Director
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Susie Arons

Managing Director

Expertise
Film, television, corporate, brand-building, film finance, digital, product launches, live events, cause-related marketing, crisis communications.

Clients
MGM Studios, BMW, Refinery29, Media Rights Capital, Focus Features, Starz, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, AMC Networks, Universal Music Group, Jimmy Iovine, Tribeca Film Festival, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Individual film campaigns, including “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Spotlight,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Saw” (films IV,V,VI, The Final Chapter and Legacy), “Inside Job,” “West of Memphis,” and “Precious.”

History
Radio City Entertainment/MSG – Vice President of PR. Oversaw publicity for 300 annual music/entertainment events including the MTV Music Awards, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary concerts.
Susan Arons Associates – Owner. Clients included Sports Illustrated, American Express, The Bolshoi Ballet, The GRAMMY Awards, and GRAMMY Foundation.

Personal
Board of directors/REED Academy, an autism school in New Jersey. Advisory board/Montclair Film Festival. Loves shoes, skiing, purses, football, her husband, her two sons, and her dog, Murphy.

Iva Benson

Executive Vice President
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Iva Benson

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Strategy campaigns, media, real estate, civic engagement, nonprofits, government, education, large-scale events and promotion, crisis communications, content creation

Clients
Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Tishman Speyer, News Corp., the New York Post, Rudin Management, the Eagle Academy Foundation, Association for a Better New York, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Past projects include the NAACP, Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, Statue of Liberty Museum, NYU Medical Center, Taxi of Tomorrow, and a variety of campaigns for non-profits, educational institutions and corporations.

History
NYC2012 – International Communications Manager.
SUNY/Stony Brook – Director of Communications.
New York University – Director of Communications.
Dan Klores Communications – Senior Account Executive.

Personal
Columbia University – M.A., Political Science. Three citizenships, three sons, three black dresses.

Jason Boltax

Executive Vice President
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Jason Boltax

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Making “work” a place every employee wants to come when they wake up in the morning.

History
Extensive experience transforming Human Resources into a function that helps develop, educate, engage, and inspire employees. Previous positions held at PaineWebber (now UBS), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and consulting to clients in media, financial services, technology, healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit industries.

Personal
M.A., Organizational Psychology, Columbia University.
B.A., History, Queens College of the City University of New York.

Christine Falvo

Chief Operating Officer
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Christine Falvo

Chief Operating Officer

Expertise
Management, public policy, public affairs, government relations, operations.

History
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – Deputy Chief of Staff, Senior Advisor to USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.
U.S. Department of State – Senior Advisor, Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY) – Proudly served in various leadership positions over eight year period including State Director and Deputy Campaign Manager.

Personal
Wellesley College – B.A. Board of Directors, United Nations Development Corporation.
Women’s Board, City Year New York.

 

Peter Foley

Executive Vice President - Director of Business Development
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Peter Foley

Executive Vice President - Director of Business Development

Expertise
Global marketing, museums and cultural institutions, business development, public relations, strategic communications, art.

History
Christies – Vice President, International Marketing Director overseeing global marketing strategy for the company’s Impressionist and Modern Art department.
Rubenstein – Senior Vice President handling a roster of corporate, non-profit, and individual clients, including Times Square New Year’s Eve, YouTube, the Metropolitan Opera, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Danielle Steel, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Museum of Modern Art – Director of Marketing overseeing promotional, partnership, and advertising strategy for expanding the institution’s reach to new and diverse audiences. Managed marketing for the opening of MoMA QNS (2002), the reopening of MoMA in Manhattan (2005), and more than 50 major exhibitions.

Personal
Fordham University – B.A., Economics.

Nancy Haberman

Executive Vice President
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Nancy Haberman

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Traditional media, i.e. print, radio, and broadcast. Big emphasis on New York media. General interest stories, medical, breaking news, nonprofits, education.

Clients
Lends media support to other people’s clients with her relationships established over 30 years.

History
Rubenstein Home with kids for six years.
Harper and Row Publishers.
New York Post.

Personal
Has a family of journalists. And the kids she was home with now have kids of their own.

Suzanne Halpin

Managing Director
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Suzanne Halpin

Managing Director

Expertise
Public affairs, civic issues, crisis management, strategy, media, events, nonprofits, foundations, education, health care, veterans affairs, and media training.

Clients
Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Municipal Art Society of New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Post, News America Marketing, UJA-Federation of New York, NYC & Company, the Archdiocese of New York Superintendent of Schools, Inner City Scholarship Fund, New York Cares, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, St. John’s University, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, SpaceX.

History
St. John’s University – Vice President for external affairs.
Long Island Lighting Company – Director, media and community relations.
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation – Press secretary and Vice President of Public Affairs at the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the United States.
Channel 5 News – News assignment and production for The 10 O’Clock News.

Personal
Board member, St. John’s University. Loves to travel, especially anywhere in Italy.

Marcia Horowitz

Managing Director
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Marcia Horowitz

Managing Director

Expertise
Law firms, crisis management, litigation support, online reputation management.

Clients
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), AlixPartners, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Apollo Global Management, Becton Dickinson, Christie’s, Cooper Tire, Fig & Olive, ResCap, Mount Sinai Hospital System, Phillips Van Heusen Corporation (PVH), Estee Lauder.

Personal
Board of Directors, Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS). YWCA’s “Women of Achievement” award. Featured on industry panels “What If the Media Calls? What Fund Managers Need to Know,” sponsored by Hedgeworld magazine, and “Rolling the Dice,” by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Most recently, “Managing Up During a Crisis” Forum sponsored by Association of Cable Communications. Also, listed as part of Lawdragon’s 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016.

History
Boston University, M.A., B.A.

Amy Jacobs

Executive Vice President
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Amy Jacobs

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Entertainment, consumer/lifestyle, brand-building, crisis management, corporate, media, events, talent, sports, design, theater, culture, and non-profit.

Clients
NBA Champion Dwyane Wade, Jerry Seinfeld, TIME Magazine’s 100 “Most Influential People in the World” special issues and galas, Time Inc., News Corp., the New York Post, Bloomberg, Fortune, Glamour, MLB All-Star FanFest, MISSION Athletecare, On Location Experiences, Times Square New Year’s Eve, the Metropolitan Opera Gala, the New York Philharmonic, including its historic trip to North Korea, Cirque du Soleil, Dramatists Guild of America, American Theater Wing, David Korins Design, Baz Luhrmann, and Christie Brinkley.

History
Boneau/Bryan-Brown – Publicized more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring productions.

Personal
New York University.

Jamie Joyce

Executive Vice President
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Jamie Joyce

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Digital strategy, social media strategy, website strategy, marketing, digital advertising, digital advocacy, influencer marketing, email marketing, experiential marketing, capacity building.

Clients
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cornell Law School, FINRA, NewsCorp, CNY Group, Lasker Foundation, VEREIT.

History
Fenton – Senior Vice President of Digital. Chief executive of digital practice firm-wide. Set creative direction and developed holistic digital campaigns for a diverse range of clients including Oxfam America, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Johnson & Johnson, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Save the Children, and Stonyfield Organics.
Girl Scouts of the USA – Vice President of Interactive Marketing. Grew and led an in-house digital agency to support the national organization in the online marketing of the Girl Scout Cookie Program; the 100th anniversary campaign; and partnerships with Google, NASA, Microsoft, Unilever and others.

Personal
Reformed mountain and ocean wanderer. Now a new father who can’t wait to teach his little boy how to snowboard, surf, and sail.

Annette Juriaco

Vice President & Chief of Staff
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Annette Juriaco

Vice President & Chief of Staff

Expertise
Creative problem-solving, management, public policy, government and community affairs.

History
The Madison Square Garden Company – Director of Government Affairs and in-house lobbyist.
United States House of Representatives – Over a decade in roles of increasing leadership and responsibility from intern to Deputy Chief of Staff.

Personal
Member, New York State Bar 2nd Department. Fordham University School of Law Alum.  Board of Directors, Friends of the BQX Connector. Steering Committee, ABNY Young Professionals. Political buff and foodie.

Tom Keaney

Chief Strategy Officer
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Tom Keaney

Chief Strategy Officer

Expertise
Strategy, crisis, digital, entertainment, media, content, corporate, public affairs, policy.

Clients
Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman.

History
Worked on Capitol Hill for 15 years, Chief of Staff to Representative Robert Matsui (CA) for nine years.

Personal
University of Michigan alum. Board member of the Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn. Parent (with his wife Judy) of triplets.

Gary Lewi

Managing Director
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Gary Lewi

Managing Director

Expertise
Public policy, communications, strategy, media, corporate, crisis, energy, environmental issues, health, land use, transportation, infrastructure.

Clients
Northrop Grumman, GCA (General Contractors Association of New York), Disney Corporation, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Mitsubishi Energy, regional law firms, business associations, colleges, and hospitals. Prior projects for Carnival, Deepwater Wind, Archer Daniels Midland, the History Channel, and BFI.

History
Hempstead Town on Long Island, the nation’s largest township – Director of Communications.
Senator Alfonse D’Amato (NY) – Press secretary.
Long Island Network News, Freelance – Broadcast journalist.

Personal
Lectures on public relations at Columbia, SUNY Stony Brook, Hofstra, Molloy, and New York Institute of Technology, and in front of transportation executives, law firms, infrastructure groups, and energy industry symposiums. Recipient of City & State’s Lifetime Achievement Award for public relations.

 

Rick Matthews

Managing Director
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Rick Matthews

Managing Director

Expertise
Primarily in the real estate industry – finance, M&A, foreclosures, bankruptcies, institutional investment, acquisitions and sales, operations, and general media relations. Community relations, employee communications, corporate philanthropy.

Clients
Tishman Speyer, Square Mile Capital Management, George Comfort & Sons, CNY Group.

History
TrizecHahn/Trizec Properties – Senior Vice President, public relations & corporate communications. Launched company’s reorganization as a U.S.-based REIT.
Prudential – PR for private investment organization, including commercial real estate interests. Previously managed external communications for Prudential’s insurance and health care operations and served as program officer for The Prudential Foundation.

Personal
Member, Urban Land Institute.
National Association of Real Estate Editors – Associate Member, serving three times on Board. Past Board memberships with theater, healthcare, criminal rehabilitation, and nonprofit leadership organizations.
Penn State University School of Journalism.

 

Alice McGillion

Managing Director
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Alice McGillion

Managing Director

Expertise
Corporate communications, public affairs, crisis, government affairs, strategy, large-scale events, sports/sports business, media, arts and culture, science, technology and innovation.

Clients
New York Yankees, Metropolitan Opera, Breakthrough Prize, Breakthrough Initiative’s “Life in the Universe,” the Lasker Foundation Awards, Philadelphia 76ers, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, America’s Cup 2017, Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, Ford Foundation, NFL, Legends One World Observatory, Stand Up to Cancer, the TCS NYC Marathon, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, WET, and Bloomberg LLP.

Previous engagements include the 2014 New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee, openings of new Yankee Stadium and MetLife Stadium, the USTA, the BIG EAST Conference, 2008 and 2013 MLB All-Star Weeks and FanFests in New York, 23andMe, Guggenheim Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, New York Philharmonic and its humanitarian trip to North Korea, PBS programs “Constitution USA” and “Faces of America,” Doug Aitken’s “Station to Station,” Fantastic Art China, Time Inc., Fortune, and Bloomberg View.

History
Merrill Lynch – Director of Risk Communications.
Kroll Associates – Managing Director.
New York City Police Department – Deputy Commissioner, Public Information.
WNBA – Communications Director overseeing the organization’s launch.

Personal
Marquette University – B.A. in Political Science.

Steve Murray

Executive Vice President
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Steve Murray

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Asset management, capital markets, structured finance, activist campaigns, regulatory matters, organizational changes, crisis management.

History
Institutional Investor – Reporter, Deputy Editor, Editor of News Division.
The Bristol Press – Reporter.
The Brockton Enterprise – Reporter.

Personal
Marist College – B.A., Communications. Little league, soccer, youth hockey coach. Boston sports fan. New York Sports Connection Junior Journalism Program Mentor.

Bud Perrone

Executive Vice President
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Bud Perrone

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Commercial real estate, major mixed-use development projects, urban planning, crisis, public policy, architecture, construction.

Clients
Silverstein Properties, Tishman Speyer, Vornado Realty Trust, L&L Holding, Rudin Management, New York Building Congress, Fisher Brothers, Jack Resnick & Sons, Columbia Property Trust, Toll Brothers City Living, Equity Office.

Personal
Two-time PRSA Silver Anvil Award winner for work as part of World Trade Center rebuilding communications team. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Peter Pochna

Executive Vice President
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Peter Pochna

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Law firms, legal public relations strategy, litigation support, media crises, executive positioning, thought leadership, media training.

Clients
Fordham Law School, AmLaw 100 law firms, regional firms, boutique firms, companies and individuals involved in litigation.

History
The Record ­(New Jersey’s second largest newspaper) – Editor.
Portland Press Herald (Maine’s largest newspaper) – Legal affairs reporter.
Colorado Daily – Municipal reporter.

Personal
Columbia University, M.S. in Journalism; Colorado College, B.A. in English.

Debbie Raskin

Managing Director
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Debbie Raskin

Managing Director

Expertise
Hospitals, healthcare, healthy living/wellness, nonprofit, education, large-scale events.

Clients  
Mount Sinai, Northern Westchester Hospital, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD), Autism Science Foundation, International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Life Time Fitness, Lake Nona Institute Impact Forum, Panasonic New York City Triathlon, Novo/Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, School of American Ballet, World of Children Awards, Museum of Jewish Heritage, St John’s University, and Hunter College.

History
Began her career in political consulting. 30 years of progressive responsibility and leadership at Rubenstein.

Personal 
Northwestern University, M.A., Political Communications. State University of New York at Albany, B.A. in Psychology. Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society of New York.

Carolyn Sargent

Executive Vice President
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Carolyn Sargent

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Founders and high-profile individuals, entrepreneurial investors, investment firms (including venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds), financial institutions, complex financial transactions, leadership transitions, litigation support, philanthropy, messaging, branding, content creation, crisis management.

History
PaineWebber (now UBS) – Equity Analyst (media).
Institutional Investor – Variety of reporting, editing, and management roles in the news and magazine groups.

Personal
Smith College – B.A in English and French. Columbia University – M.B.A. in Finance, M.S. in Journalism. Board member, New York Financial Writers Association. Best recent discovery: Your kids can cover your work shift at the Park Slope Food Coop.

Katie Schroeder

Executive Vice President
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Katie Schroeder

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Corporate communications, music, film and television, business and brand leaders, entertainment and events, non-profit and charitable organizations.

Clients
Paramount Pictures, Universal Music Group, SONY/ATV Music Publishing, eOne Music, Beats, The Bowery Presents.

History
Radio City Entertainment – Director of Entertainment Public Relations.
Wenner Media, Inc. – Publicist, US Magazine.

Personal
State University of New York at Oneonta. Dance mom and avid Pearl Jam fan.

Pat Smith

Managing Director
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Pat Smith

Managing Director

Expertise
Public affairs, media, community relations, employee communications, crisis communications.

Clients
Quinnipiac University Poll, NY Waterway, Con Edison, United War Veterans Council.

History
Brooklyn Borough President – Director of public affairs and special events.
New York Post, Philadelphia Daily News – Reporter, Editor.

Personal
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Lectured at New York University and St. John’s University.

Christina Stokes

Vice President, Director of Talent Acquisition
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Christina Stokes

Vice President, Director of Talent Acquisition

Expertise
Developing and implementing strategic talent acquisition efforts coupled with employer branding and visibility initiatives. Passionate about refining and enhancing employee engagement, company culture, and diversity and inclusion efforts.

History
MWWPR – Director of Talent Acquisition.
Phifer & Company – Executive Talent Manager.
Stephen-Bradford Search – Search Consultant, Researcher.
SIS International Research – Recruiter, Researcher.
TTS Personnel – Recruitment Coordinator.

Personal
Member, SHRM – Society of Human Resources Management.
Member, PRSA  – Public Relations Society of America.
Native New Yorker, proud mom, lover of the arts (and cats).

Tim Stone

Executive Vice President
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Tim Stone

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Oversees and develops Rubenstein’s technological resources.

History
Rubenstein – 25 years heading IT.
Consultant – Helped small businesses with technology challenges.
ITP – Designed an international trade data collection, processing, and publishing system.

Personal
Spends time in his shop, kitchen, or outdoors making things with his hands – from environmental sensors and controls to strip-built boats.

Alan Tessler

Chief Financial Officer
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Alan Tessler

Chief Financial Officer

Expertise
Strategic planning and analysis, financial reporting, financing activities, due diligence, budgeting, forecasting, auditing, internal controls, accounting, and administration processes.

History
Financial executive with over 25 years of experience providing business leadership and fiscal structure to start-up, growth, and transitional companies. Big 4 accounting background with senior positions held at top tier firms including Universal Music Group, PolyGram Records, Viacom, Virgin Interactive, and Coopers & Lybrand.

Personal
Binghamton University – B.S. in Accounting. Certified Public Accountant – New York State.
Chartered Global Management Accountant. Enjoys skiing, tennis, yoga, and live music.

 

Barbara Wagner

Executive Vice President
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Barbara Wagner

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Real estate, economic development, the arts, media.

Clients
Douglas Elliman, Tavistock Group, Toll Brothers City Living, Steiner Studios, Steiner Equities, Macklowe Properties, Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., the Naftali Group, Park Tower Group. Past projects include The New York Public Library, the High Line, Marlborough Gallery, Marlborough Chelsea, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Empire State Building, the Museum of Arts & Design, Tishman Construction, the artists Tom Otterness, Julian Opie and Will Ryman, the New York Botanical Garden, the New York Observer, BFC Partners, and Two Trees Management.

History
Freelance Writer – Ladies Home Journal, INC., Success Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, IBM among others.
Cosmopolitan
Magazine – Assistant Managing Editor.
Redbook Magazine.

Personal
Long Island University – B.A. Art History.

Charles Zehren

Executive Vice President
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Charles Zehren

Executive Vice President

Expertise
Ultra-high net worth individuals, private equity, M&A, bankruptcy, proxy fights, transactions, hedge funds, banks, asset managers, publicly traded corporations, fine art finance, professional sports, foreign affairs and intelligence, Russia, China, public policy, philanthropy, litigation support, and medical science research.

History
Bloomberg News ­– Financial News Editor.
Newsday – Editor, Washington Correspondent, Columnist, Reporter.
Institutional Investor – Executive Editor, Newsletter Division.
Philadelphia Inquirer – Business and Economics Reporter.

Personal
University of Wisconsin-Madison – M.A., Agricultural Economics.
American University School of International Service – B.A. Security and Defense Policy.
Guest Lecturer 2016 – Stony Brook University School of Journalism.
Guest Lecturer 2013 – Columbia University – Earth Institute (Science Journalism).
American Management Association Certificate 2010 – Executive Communications.
Writer in Residence 2004 – University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Facilitator 2017 – Columbia Business School Private Equity Program Deal Camp.

 

Senior Staff

Howard Cannon

Senior Vice President
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Anna Dinces-Janash

Senior Vice President
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Emily Gest

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Talia Inbar

Senior Vice President
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Melanie Keenan

Senior Vice President
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Tisha Kresler

Senior Vice President
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Gladwyn Lopez

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Carolyn Nurnberg Spungin

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Margot Olcay

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Adam Pockriss

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Stefan Prelog

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Amanda Rubin-Deveaux

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Alex Stockham

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Robin Verges

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Robin Wagge

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Nadine Woloshin

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Janet Wootten

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Jennifer Young

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