RENDALL (RENDY) AYERS, APR, Fellow PRSA
Rendall Ayers has a background in journalism and the corporate, association and consulting disciplines of public relations spanning 30 years. He's experienced in public affairs, issues management, crisis communications, media, government, community and consumer relations.
He has worked with a number of well-known Rocky Mountain-based public relations firms including chairman of Darcy Communications, Inc.; partner in Ayers, Grimm, Starzel & Associates; president of William Kostka & Associates, and vice president of, Del Calzo & Associates. Rendy’s corporate experience includes stints as public relations manager for Safeway Stores, Inc., Rocky Mountain division, and district manager for the Insurance Information Institute.
Prior to becoming a public relations consultant, Rendy served as the statehouse reporter and assistant city editor for The Denver Post and assistant bureau chief for The Associated Press.
Active in his industry, Rendy is a past president of PRSA Colorado Chapter, chairman of Southwest District Judicial Panel, member of District Nominating Committee and National Membership Committee, National Assembly delegate and other offices within the Public Relations Society of America. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Giving back to his community is an important part of Rendy's life. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House in Denver. Previously, he served as chairman of the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities; president of the American Heart Association of Colorado; director of the Kempe National Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; vice chairman for Hope for the Children, and director, American Parkinson Disease Association, Colorado Chapter. He is a former president and trustee, Center for Creative Living, a United Way agency; former vice president and director, Goodwill Industries of Denver; past state campaign chairman, Colorado Heart Fund.
He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and has been elected to its prestigious College of Fellows. He was presented the Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement from the Colorado Chapter of PRSA. He also has won the McWilliams award for outstanding reporting, the Heart Association award for outstanding volunteer service and has been listed in Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Media and Communications.