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Ted Birkhahn

President and Partner at Peppercomm



Ted was named “15 to Watch” by PR News in 2005 and earned a spot in PR Week’s coveted 40 Under 40 club for his leadership role at Peppercomm and within the industry. As President of Peppercomm, Ted is in charge of client services and managing agency operations.

During his 16 year tenure at Peppercomm, Ted’s work includes managing some of the firm’s largest and fastest growing accounts, launching a number of Peppercomm’s practice areas and spearheading the firm’s acquisition strategy.

Ted also specializes in media (traditional and social media) and presentation training for his clients. He regularly counsels and trains senior level executives at global corporations on issues ranging from crisis communications, media interviewing and presenting to groups of all sizes in all different formats.

Ted is a member of the Counselors Academy, a professional interest section of the Public Relations Society of America, and serves on the public relations committee of the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association. He also has the pleasure of serving as a national advisory board member for Youth About Business, a leadership-training program for youth in underserved communities.

Before joining Peppercomm, Ted was the Press Secretary for the New York City Department of Buildings in Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration. Previously, he worked as a reporter at WOR-AM Radio and as a production assistant at 1010 WINS Radio in New York City.

A graduate of the University of Vermont, Ted resides with his wife, Tracy, and two children, Benjamin and Sydney, in Irvington, NY.

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Education

B.A., history and political science, University of Vermont