(updated December 19, 2014)
Gene Randall’s career includes decades as an award winning network television journalist, a span of years when he covered history-making events in the United States and around the world.
As a CNN Anchor and Global Correspondent, Gene reported on the fall of the Berlin Wall, the liberation of Kuwait, U.S. troops in Somalia, the U.S invasion of Panama and the Exxon Valdez disaster. With NBC, as Moscow Correspondent, and later with CNN, Randall chronicled the turmoil that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also specialized in American politics, keeping viewers up to date on five U.S. Presidential races, both from the road and as a Washington host of “Inside Politics” and “This Week in Politics”.
That experience and world stage savvy form the bedrock of Gene Randall Enterprises. It is the “go to” place for services ranging from media training, international and corporate video production and panel-moderating to hosting corporate, association and non-profit group meetings and online interviewing.
Recent years have brought a wide variety of Media Training clients Gene’s way. Business executives, trade association leaders, book-tour authors and others see his work as extremely cost-effective in dramatically upgrading their media-readiness. (Please see the Media Training and Endorsements pages). Long-form videos on international, domestic and business issues also play a major role in Randall’s portfolio. (Call for particulars.)
High profile meeting appearances remain a staple of Randall’s basket of offerings as well. This month, he MC’ed and moderated an all-star panel for the Professional Beauty Association Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Panelist Jane Buckingham, Founder and CEO, Trendera, LLC: “It was a real pleasure to watch you at work..a true professional”.
At a U.S. Chamber of Commerce issues-luncheon in Washington, he moderated an influential panel focused on the BP oil spill and its ramifications for the formulation of a coherent U-S energy policy.
In San Francisco, Gene skillfully handled the North American meeting of the COLAS Group, world leader in road construction and maintenance. Using a proven TV talk-show format, he anchored a three-hour workshop promoting COLAS’ commitment to a culture of continuous improvement and the need for its companies to embrace the concept of change to drive future growth and profitability.
Randall twice moderated high-powered panels on U.S foreign trade at gatherings co-sponsored by the U.S Commerce Department and the District Export Council. He also acted as Master of Ceremonies.
Randall hosted panels on E-commerce, then the next year, was moderator and Emcee for the E-Biz Forum, for the Industry Data Exchange Association. IDEA Pres. & CEO Robert Gaylord: “..your role as moderator and master of ceremonies gave our event cohesiveness. It was greatly enhanced because of your professionalism, experience, style and preparation”.
For the National Co-operative Bank, there a provocative roundtable on the impact of big box stores on the U.S. retail economy. Felicia Grammas, former Sr. VP, Marketing, NCB: “Gene Randall intuitively worked to the strengths of the panel participants… We got great, unsolicited feedback on how engaging and thought-provoking the panel segment was.”
At a National Electrical Manufacturers Association meeting, he guided a discussion of the testing and standardization of electrical products in the global marketplace; NEMA’s Al Skolnick:“.. the panelists were all positive and appreciated your approach”.
On Randall’s work for the National Autobody and Congress Exposition, on the dilemma of “total loss” vehicle insurance claims, NACE Chairperson Geralynn Kottschade: “He delivered exactly what we wanted”.
Reaction to a series of industry-specific webcasts for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores from Craig Fuller, former NACDS Pres. & CEO: “Gene put all his experience to work for us…All of our expectations were exceeded…we could not have been more delighted”.
Check out this site’s “Endorsements” page, then enhance the value of your next meeting by bringing Gene Randall into the mix.
Chevron turned to Randall for a feature-length video presenting the company’s side of an environmental litigation case in Ecuador. Sam Singer, Singer Associates, PRWeek (June 23, 2009): “The hiring of former CNN reporter Gene Randall was a stroke of genius by Chevron...he brings great credibility to whatever he does“. Financial Times (January 18, 2010): “Instead of reserving comment for the courtroom, Chevron has taken the unusual step of elevating the case to the world stage by hiring..[Gene Randall] to tell its side of the story…”
Earlier, in San Ramon, California, Gene conducted an interview with Chevron’s then-CEO David J. O’Reilly on the company’s principles for leading on the issue of global warming. The interview was put up on Chevron’s web site.
In an hour-long production, for a health care advocacy group, Randall spelled out the downside of a single-payer system, travelling to Canada and Great Britain to illustrate the case that “single-payer” is no panacea for a country’s health care needs.
For the Co-operative Development Foundation, Randall produced a video highlighting how co-operatives could help meet the growing health care and housing needs of seniors in the U.S. The video became part of a presentation delivered to the White House.
In the world of the 24 hour news cycle, it is more important than ever to respond quickly and effectively to media opportunities and challenges. Gene Randall uses his real world, network journalism experience to help his clients do just that. (See the media training page.)
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