Rene A. Henry Welcomes You
Rene A. Henry, Fellow, PRSA, is the author of eight books (click on
Books/Videos for detailed information) and he writes on a variety of subjects
including customer service, crisis management and communications, sports,
travel and general business. Many of his widely published articles are
posted on this website (click on Commentaries).
He currently has several books in various stages of development and is
working to produce two feature motion pictures (click on Films/Motion
He has had diverse careers internationally in public relations, sports
marketing, housing and real estate, television and entertainment, politics,
federal service, higher education and as a trade association executive.
Rene A. Henry
In 2006 he retired after three years with Innovative Communications Corporation, a privately-held,
trendsetting telecom and media company headquartered in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,
as Vice President for Public Relations, and then Counselor to the Chairman, President and CEO. Since
2007, he has traveled extensively and written on various subjects including crisis management and
communications, sports, higher education, customer service, and marketing public relations.
During his career he has counseled Fortune 500 companies, leaders in entertainment, sports, higher
education, and politics and foreign governments on a myriad of issues and crises.
Some of his career highlights include the following:
* As a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor in 1991, he was part of the team that created,
implemented and launched the Glass Ceiling Initiative.
* As Co-Founder and Partner of ICPR, a Los Angeles-headquartered public relations firm with its own
offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Paris, the firm was the first agency in the U.S. to establish full
service divisions for Hispanic Marketing and International Sports Marketing.
* In 1974 he created and launched a program to attract pension fund investments in residential mortgage
securities, including approval by Congress for ERISA, that led to the creation of a viable secondary
mortgage market in the U.S.
* In 1978 he worked with Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to direct the international media activities that
resulted in Los Angeles being awarded the 1984 Olympic Games.
* In 1988 he was a senior member of George Herbert Walker Bush's president campaign staff and
organized the most successful use ever of athletes and entertainers in a presidential election campaign.
* In 2000 as Director of Communications and Government relations for the mid-Atlantic States region of
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency he spearheaded the efforts for the use by the region of 100%
recycled paper with 100% post consumer fiber and use of vegetable based inks for all use of paper. The
policy was subsequently adopted by EPA headquarters.
* Co-produced the national tour and tribute to the 1984 U. S. Olympic medal winners, that began with a
breakfast with President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan in Los Angeles, a celebration at the Capitol in
Washington, D.C., a ticker-tape parade in New York City (the largest in the city's history until the one
honoring the Desert Storm veterans), and stops at Disney World in Orlando and Dallas.
Contact Rene A. Henry - e-mail - Rene@ReneHenry.com
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