Areas of Expertise:

  • Government Affairs
  • Community Relations
  • Crisis Communications
  • Strategic Reputation Mgmt.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Ruth, Founder and President of The Kinzey Company, is known for developing strategic and comprehensive communication strategies. She has emphasized the importance of strategically linking communication, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. Ruth has led companies through crises as well as helped them actively enhance their reputations.

During her prolific career, she has prepared change management communication, launched brands, developed government relations strategies, dealt with special interest groups, managed crises, established community relationships, supervised corporate foundations, educated consumers, engaged employees, created corporate citizenship platforms, supported investor relations activities, and executed public relations and marketing campaigns.

Ruth has worked in a diverse cultural atmosphere in her experience with global organizations. Always actively searching for communication trends, she has contributed to international conference programming, including the 2009 New Models of Social Responsibility Summit, the U.S. Chamber's Business Civic Leadership Center's 2009 Global Corporate Citizenship Conference, and the 2009 and 2010 Council of Communication Management's annual meetings. Her executive speech coaching sessions have helped business leaders improve their overall presentation skills as well as prepare for important meetings and events.

Ruth has a M.A. from University of Iowa in Journalism, with an emphasis on Public Relations. She is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Coe College, where she earned a triple major in Speech, English and Secondary Education. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators, and Council of Communication Management.