Todd Ragusa's experience conceptualizing and managing highly successful campaigns has earned him a reputation as one of the top public relations strategists on the Gulf Coast. Based in New Orleans, Todd specializes in crisis communication and navigating clients through public challenges to their reputations. His projects have received the public relations industry's highest accolades, and his approach has been featured in top-tier national publications. Recently he was honored as a PR News 2012 Nonprofit PR Award finalist in the category of Media Relations.
Todd's experience includes managing some of the highest-profile crises in recent years. Past cases include environmental disasters, industry crashes, changes in executive leadership, board actions, legislative affairs, litigation and negative publicity. He is currently providing counsel on a variety of confidential projects.
Todd has been responsible for achieving hundreds of millions of targeted impressions, including features in media outlets such as BBC, CNN, PBS, Newsweek, The New York Times, and USA Today.
He has written pieces for a number of high-profile spokespersons, including First Lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, General Wesley Clark, Senator Mary Landrieu, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin. Among his more notable successes, Ragusa was contracted to serve as Director of Communication on the transition team of then New Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu.