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RITTER CONSULTING

TRUSTED THOUGHT PARTNER
EXPERIENCED COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR

Trusted Thought Partner ・ Experienced Communications Advisor

About

I have been in the public relations business for more than 25 years.

I became an owner of a large, independent California-based PR firm before the age of 30, and along with my two partners, sold the company to Ogilvy Public Relations minutes before the 2001 dot.com crash. As a managing director, I served on Ogilvy PR’s U.S. Management Committee, and founded and grew its national education practice to $20 million in contracts across five U.S. offices.

Following big agency life, I moved to Idaho to be closer to family and help take care of my Grandmother before she passed away. In the past 10 years, I founded two public relations agencies, committed myself to a variety of civic leadership efforts, and built a successful public relations consulting practice. My current corporate board service includes public, private and not for profit directorships. I feel strongly about good board governance and have my Fellowship from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Trusted Thought Partner ・ Experienced Communications Advisor

Idaho Independent Bank directors and managers.
TOLSMA USA Board of Advisors

Expertise

I work with boards, organizations and causes that operate with a social purpose or in the public good.

I enjoy collaborating with thoughtful and innovative CEOs, boards and executives, listening to their concerns and challenges, and shaping communication strategies to advance their mission, and achieve their reputation management, public policy and social impact goals. The issues that are important to me are:
  • Education
  • Senior well-being
  • Catholicism
  • Animal companionship
  • Wellness

Board of Directors

With more than twenty years of corporate and non-profit board service and leadership roles I have expertise in governance, Board/CEO relations, and director recruitment and engagement. The boards on which I currently serve are:
Corporate Director, Idaho Independent Bank (IIBK:OTC)

$700M community bank serving the business and professional community
Member of Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees
(2012- present)
Board of Advisors, TOLSMA USA

$100M privately-owned, Holland-based agricultural technology company
(2017 – present)
Director, Blue Cross of Idaho, Idaho Care Plus, Inc.

Chair, Independent Committee
(2017 – present)

Reputation Management

As an experienced and trusted thought partner to CEOs, I help:
  • Shape strategic communications programs to build or change brand perception, enhance corporate positioning and reputational standing
  • Design methodologies and practices to monitor issues and advance toward desired outcomes 
  • Anticipate, mitigate, manage and respond to crisis events 

Stakeholder Engagement & Community Relations

Ritter Consulting has a successful track record advising on the design of programs that:
  • Reach targeted audiences with messages to inform, change attitudes and opinions, spur acceptance or change behavior
  • Engage opinion leaders and community power brokers in listening tours and quiet conversations to assess opinions, pinpoint opportunities, surface concerns
  • Develop coalitions, partnerships and alliances to advance campaign goals, community initiatives or public policy efforts

Representative Clients

Trusted Thought Partner ・ Experienced Communications Advisor

Contact

I split my time between Idaho and Oregon, and always make time for yoga, daily mass, walking my English Springer Spaniel on the Boise greenbelt or the Oregon Coast, and going to lunch with interesting people.
Ritter Consulting

e . RitterConsulting@mac.com

p . 208.830.6520

Contact

I split my time between Idaho and Oregon, and always make time for yoga, daily mass, walking my English Springer Spaniel on the Boise greenbelt or the Oregon Coast, and going to lunch with interesting people.
RITTER CONSULTING

e . RitterConsulting@mac.com

p . 208.830.6520