Gerry Corbett is Chair and CEO of strategic communications consulting firm Redphlag LLC. and Instructor in the Entrepreneurship Program at UC Berkeley, Extension. He also is an award winning career coach, blogger and Past Chair & CEO of the 32,000 member Public Relations Society of America, having served as Chair and CEO in 2012.
Gerry is a versatile branding, marketing, public relations and communications executive and coach having served four decades in senior marketing and communications roles at Global Fortune 100 firms and earlier in his career in aerospace engineering and information technology with Silicon Valley firms and NASA.
Gerry has managed communications for several Fortune companies and was an early pioneer in the application of social media platforms. Early in his career he spearheaded Hitachi's initial presence on the Internet with Hitachi dot com and created a global service and support network. During his broad career he has deftly managed a range of communications, marketing and customer service functions in order to advance corporate culture, enhance brand understanding and trust, and enable organization harmony and effectiveness.
Gerry's background spans High Tech Companies – Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Computers, Storage, and Semiconductors – to Industrial Conglomerates, Natural Resources, Transportation and Heavy Equipment.
Specialties: Branding, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Investor Relations, Web Management, Communications Strategy, Crisis Management, Web 2.0 and Leadership, Executive and Career Coaching