Richard Dukas, Chairman & CEO

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Richard Dukas plays an active role on many of the firm’s marquee asset management and financial clients. He has 29 years of public relations experience, and has held managerial and executive-level positions at small, mid-sized, and large New York-based agencies, including industry leaders Ruder-Finn and Financial Dynamics. Prior to launching DLPR in 2003, he spent two years as the director of communications at a professional services / technology-focused asset management firm, which had $9 billion in assets under management.

Throughout his career, Richard has successfully developed and implemented high-visibility media relations campaigns in the national, international and financial press for a variety of well-known financial services and asset management firms, including: Raymond James, Eaton Vance, Neuberger Berman, BlueMountain Capital, Gabelli Funds and Roubini Global Economics, as well as many emerging and mid-sized companies in the professional services / technology and financial industries. He also has conducted campaigns on behalf of influential non-profit organizations, political groups and VIPs.

Agency Experience: Ruder-Finn, Financial Dynamics, KCSA Worldwide

From 1999-2000, Richard was a managing partner at KCSA Worldwide, where he built and managed the firm’s corporate communications practice. At KCSA, he represented a number of fast-growing, high-profile companies including 4Kids Entertainment, Impact Venture Partners (started by Adam Dell) and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

From 1997-99, Richard was a vice president at Morgen-Walke (now part of Financial Dynamics), a large investor relations firm. He was responsible for managing and conducting media relations campaigns for 20 publicly-held companies, including L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), a top defense technology company and Teva Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: TEVA), the world’s largest manufacturer of generic drugs.

From 1994-1997, Richard was a senior vice president at Ruder-Finn, which was the second largest independent PR firm in the world at the time. Richard came to Ruder Finn in 1994 when it acquired Kahn Communications Group, the firm that he helped to launch in 1987.

Richard graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in business.