Ron Culp

Instructor and Director, Graduate PRAD Program
DePaul University

Ron Culp is a veteran public relations executive who now consults and serves as Director of the Graduate Program for Public Relations and Advertising at DePaul University in Chicago.

Prior to joining DePaul, Ron was a Ketchum Partner responsible for the Chicago and Pittsburgh offices as well as the agency’s North America Corporate Practice. Previously, he opened and served as managing director of the Chicago office of Sard Verbinnen & Company.

Before joining the agency world, Ron was a corporate officer and Senior Vice President, Public Relations and Government Affairs, for Sears. Earlier in his career, Ron held senior communications positions at Sara Lee Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Eli Lilly and the New York State Assembly.

Ron received PRSA’s Gold Anvil award and was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2015.