Richard Mintz counsels companies, countries and institutions in managing communications and issues around high-profile crises and special situations. His specialty is in assessing and managing political risk around cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Currently, he is advising the United Arab Emirates in its recovery from the Dubai ports controversy by developing and managing a comprehensive U.S. public diplomacy and issues management program. He also works closely with Arabian Gulf, European and Russian companies investing in the United States.
For nine years, Richard was a senior executive at Burson-Marsteller where he served on the firm’s executive board and as chairman of its global public affairs practice. Richard managed many challenging projects including the SARS recovery program for Hong Kong; issues management and crisis communications programs for the cruise line, airline, and hotel industries; and the worldwide introduction of the redesigned U.S. currency for the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve.
During the Clinton Administration, Richard served as the Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Transportation where he managed the agency’s crisis communications functions. In that capacity, he handled the agency’s response to a range of transportation and natural disasters including the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Earlier, Richard was staff director for Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign, served as a congressional press secretary and worked as an associate producer for CBS News.
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