Marion K. Pinsdorf, Ph.D. Journalist, Corporate Officer, Professor, Author Corporate crises and ego-driven strategies are reality checks of practices, policies and personalities. Dr. Pinsdorf combines her real-world experience as a print journalist and public-relations counselor with corporate management to analyze the strategies and tactics essential to succeeding, even surviving, in business today. She earned a BA (with honors) in history from Drew University and an MA and Ph.D. in Economic History from New York University. Starting as a newspaper and magazine editor, Dr. Pinsdorf became the first woman vice president successively at Hill and Knowlton (then the world's largest public-relations firm), Textron, Inc., and INA (now Cigna). In addition, she served on the board of directors of the $2.2 billion Amfac, headquartered in Honolulu, several start-up companies in the Philadelphia area, and her alma mater. For more than a decade, she taught Brazilian entrepreneurial history at Brown University's Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, and crisis management at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business. In addition, she lectures on corporate issues at the University of Florida, Drew University, and the Business School at St. Gallen, Switzerland and to industry groups. Author of numerous articles and three books --Communicating When Your Company is Under Siege, German-Speaking Entrepreneurs: Builders of Business in Brazil, and the forthcoming All Crises Are Global: Managing to Avoid Chaos -she is completing a book on executive ego as well as a series of cautionary tales. Her television credits include interviews on CNN and CNBC. She is a member of the Arthur W. Page society.