General Manager, Seattle
As general manager of the Seattle office, Richard provides client counsel, manages day-to-day operations and leads a talented, dedicated team of professionals. He helps clients meet their business and organizational objectives through results-driven tailored and strategic communications-based solutions.
Richard specializes in public affairs, community relations, crisis communications, media relations, strategic planning and coalition building. He’s spent the past two decades at agencies that serve a wide range of industries, including commercial real estate; architectural, engineering and construction; professional services; hospitality and tourism; sustainability and consumer technology. Client experience includes: Walmart, Intracorp, Duraflame, Cushman & Wakefield, Point B Solutions Group LLP, UBS, Healthcare Realty, Polygon Homes, Urban Partners LLC, Jones Lang LaSalle, Washington State Tourism, among others.
Kendall earned his BA in Economics from Wake Forest University and a professional certificate in public relations from the University of Washington.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Growing up at the beach in North Carolina, I spent a great deal of time in the water. So I always wanted to be a marine biologist who specialized in shark research.
What’s your dream job (aside from the one you have now)?
Rock star drummer.
What was the best advice you ever received?
To employ patience when approaching a particularly difficult decision or situation. Often times, the solution will reveal itself if given the appropriate amount of time.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the last year?
That everything and anything is possible as long as you put in place a plan of attack and are diligent about the pursuit.
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