Blog Archive for Advice Category

Roger Bolton

Part 1: Q&A with Center board member Roger Bolton

April 30, 2018

Page Center intern Sarah Vlazny interviewed Arthur W. Page Society president and former Aetna senior vice president of communications Roger Bolton. This installment is the first of three blog posts covering Vlazny's discussion with Bolton, who is also a member of the Page Center advisory board. In the the current post, Bolton talks about corporate advocacy and its role… More

Ron Culp

Ron Culp speaks about PR ethics at Ben Bronstein Lecture series

March 28, 2018

By Ron Culp, faculty member at DePaul University and long-time veteran in public relations

When I mentioned to corporate PR legend Bill Nielsen that I was coming here tonight, he gave me an assignment. Bill is the former head of communications at Johnson & Johnson and board chair of the Page Center here at Penn State. So I… More

Bill Nielsen

Remarks from Bill Nielsen at the 2018 Page Center Awards

March 26, 2018

Good evening, everyone.

I’m Bill Nielsen and it is my great privilege to chair the advisory board of the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication.

Together with Marie Hardin, dean of the College of Communications at Penn State, whom you will meet in a moment, we are delighted to welcome you. We believe this… More

Gary Sheffer

Q&A with advisory board member Gary Sheffer

November 7, 2017

By Sarah Vlazny, Page Center intern

Gary Sheffer is a senior corporate strategist at Weber Shandwick, where he advises on “high-level” corporate, executive reputation and engagement, government and cultural issues. Sheffer joined the Page Center advisory board last fall.

Prior to his role at Weber Shandwick, Sheffer was the head of global communications and public affairs at… More

Tom Martin

When bad things happen to good companies

January 25, 2017

By Tom Martin, former vice president of communications at ITT and FedEx, current executive-in-residence at the College of Charleston and Page Center advisory board member

It seems that barely a week goes by without another major corporate scandal capturing our collective attention. The latest headline grabber was Wells Fargo. The megabank admitted to falsely creating or applying for… More