Board of Directors
Harold Burson, Emeritus
Mr. Burson is founding chairman of Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest public relations agencies in the world. For more than 50 years, Mr. Burson has contributed to the public relations industry and worldwide community as a member and leader of several organizations. He has served as presidential appointee to the Fine Arts Commission, chairman of the National Council on Economic Education, chairman of the USIA Public Relations Advisory Committee, and board member of the World Wildlife Fund. He is founder of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund, a director of Kennedy Center Productions, Inc., and a trustee and founder of the Fortas Chamber Music Fund. Mr. Burson has received numerous honors and awards, including the Public Relations Society of America Gold Anvil Award, and the Arthur W. Page Society Hall of Fame Award, among many others. He is a World War II veteran with service in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Mr. Burson is currently the author of a blog focused on the ever-changing role of public relations today.