Rick Pender

Board Member

Rick Pender is a high-skilled expert, who works in Friends of Music Hall main office of which is in 1323. on the position of Board Member from 2018. Rick has earned professional experience in more than 20 positions at various companies. Rick Pender went to the Case Western Reserve University and got education from 1971 to 1980. This person has these qualifications: Apr (Accredited In Public Relations); Fellow Prsa. Cincinnati, Ohio is the city, where the professional was lastly known to be living. This professional's e-mail and phone can be easily accessed through Connexy on demand.
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Last Update
Jul 3, 2022
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Cincinnati, OH
Friends of Music Hall


Board Member

Work History

Board Member

1243 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Friends of Music Hall plays an integral role in sustaining and promoting Cincinnati Music Hall, the city's iconic performing arts venue (for Cincinanti Symphony, Pops, May Festival, Opera, a...
from Sep 2018


I was involved in projects that enhanced the quality of life in Greater Cincinnati. I served on panels involved in good government as well as arts and culture.
2001 — 2016

Managing Editor

As a freelance editing professional and veteran theater writer, I oversee the assembly of a quarterly magazine about shows by Stephen Sondheim, musical theater's foremost composer and lyrici...
Apr 2004 — Dec 2015


I provided features about the arts for this website affiliated with Cincinnati's ABC-TV station.
2015 — 2015

Vice President, Development and External Affairs

San Diego, CA
I oversaw fundraising and public affairs for Planned Parenthood's SW Ohio affiliate, covering 20 counties in SW Ohio and 3 in Northern Kentucky.
Jan 2012 — Dec 2014

Board Member

35 east 7Th St SUITE 202, Cincinnati, OH 45202
I helped to oversee the organization charged with making Cincinnati's downtown a place where people live, work and play.
2007 — Apr 2013

Chair of Alumni Development Committee

70 north Professor St, Oberlin, OH 44074
I work with the staff of Oberlin College's Alumni Fund to recruit and manage alumni volunteers in soliciting funds from graduates of one of America's most respected liberal arts colleges.
2006 — 2013

Director of Institutional Advancement

1243 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
I oversaw all fund-raising and institutional advancement activities for Cincinnati Opera, the second-oldest opera in the United States.
Mar 2006 — Oct 2011

Arts Editor

811 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
I oversaw all arts and entertainment coverage, including theater (which I wrote personally), dance, books, visual art, dining and more.
1998 — 2006

Communications Consultant

4545 Creek Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
I documented a process of developing an innovative new assistive surgical device.
2004 — 2006


I conduct radio interviews with creative artists and performers for a weekly arts program, "Around Cincinnati."
from 2005

Past Chair

I chaired America's only nationwide organization for theater critics, arts journalists and academics.
2004 — 2005

Executive Counselor and Vice President

I provided strategic communications counsel to a wide array of clients in the worlds of business, health care and nonprofit organizations.
Sep 1991 — May 1998

Vice President Marketing Communications

During my tenure with Dan Pinger Public Relations, I was an "embedded" member of the senior management team at this major Cincinnati hospital. I oversaw a staff of 15 people who provided a f...
1995 — 1997

Leadership Cincinnati, Class Xxi

3 east 4Th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
I developed my leadership skills and built long-lasting relationships with four dozen outstanding Cincinnati leaders. I subsequently was active with the Leadership Cincinnati Alumni Associat...
1996 — 1997

Freelance Writer

I research, interview and write articles on a wide array of topics for local, regional and national magazines, newsletters and other publications in addition to various social media outlets.
from 1994

Theater Critic and Contributing Editor

811 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
I have been a theater critic since 1986 for various Cincinnati publications I joined CityBeat as a freelance writer when the paper was founded in 1994 from 1998-2006 I served as the paper...
from 1994

Director of Corporate Communications

ChoiceCare was a large Cincinnati HMO, eventually acquired by Humana in the late 1990s. I oversaw corporate communications, which included customer relations, physician relations and connect...
1985 — 1990

General Manager, Wnku-Fm

Highland Heights, KY
I was WNKU's first general manager, putting the station on the air in April 1985.
1984 — 1985

Promotion Director

I promoted public radio programming to listeners in Cincinnati as well as providing information and promotional materials to programmers at other NPR stations for programs produced by WGUC.
1980 — 1984


Board Member
Management Team Executive
Operations Manager


Public Relations
Strategic Communications
Media Relations
Copy Editing
Social Media
Marketing Communications
Press Releases
Public Speaking
Community Development
Grant Writing
Event Planning
Internal Communications
Crisis Communications
Arts Journalism
Strategic Planning
Community Outreach
Ap Style
Feature Articles
Creative Writing
Speech Writing
Web Content
Theater Criticism
Team Leadership
Program Facilitation