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Richard A. Ecke, President

Richard Ecke is President and a co-owner of Berry Ecke Associates Public Relations, one of New Jersey’s oldest and most respected public relations firms.

In 1994, Richard was recruited to serve as the Communications Director for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. In addition to acting as a spokesperson and press liaison, he launched the New Jersey Democratic PartyŐs first Web site, created a weekly television program, and advised numerous local and legislative campaigns on campaign communication tactics. Following his tenure at the State Committee in 1996, Richard directed communication activities on both a high profile congressional and gubernatorial race.

Richard joined Berry Associates in 1997 as an Account Executive and quickly moved into management. He continues to serve as editor for several corporate publications, and is the lead strategist for numerous employee, change management, and marketing communication campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. He has also been involved in planning a number of special corporate events and town hall meetings.

In June of 2000, Richard became a Principal of Berry Ecke Associates and he and founder Bob Berry began a transition of ownership of the venerable agency. Rich is active in identifying future clients, managing publications, and counseling clients in employee and corporate communications, media relations, public affairs, social media and video communication. In 2001 and again in 2005, Rich was elected president of the NJ Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (NJIABC), where he remains an active board member.

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