Russ Patrick has headed Patrick Communications for 25 years. He has directed the publicity/promotion campaigns for nearly 100 original Hallmark Hall of Fame network presentations. Sonar Entertainment became a client in 1995; the Betty Ford Center became a client in 1996. He has served as public relations counsel and/or speechwriter for the heads of several networks and studios, including Fox, NBC, Paramount Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Patrick was a reporter, anchor and producer for the CBC radio and television networks and professor of journalism at New York University before moving to Los Angeles and entering the public relations business in 1985. He served twice as chairman of the Television Publicity Executives Committee (TPEC), and in 2004 was elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Governors Ball Committee and is editorial advisor to the award-winning emmy magazine.