NEW YORK: Newspaper PR woman Adrienne Rhodes is leaving the profession to make a run for political office.
NEW YORK: Newspaper PR woman Adrienne Rhodes is leaving the
profession to make a run for political office.
Rhodes, VP of communications at the New York Daily News, announced her
departure to pursue a career as a Republican congresswoman earlier this
month. Rhodes, 38, will continue to work at the paper as a consultant
until she can rouse sufficient backing for her candidacy.
Emma Clurman, SVP of corporate communications for Zuckerman Media (which
owns the Daily News), will take over Rhodes’ responsibilities on an
’A 20-year career in PR gives you the ability to communicate and solve
problems,’ Rhodes said. ’I decided I wanted to do something to address
social issues in a more drastic fashion, and show how well a PR person
can do as a representative.’
Rhodes has long been active in community-oriented activities, serving as
chair of the New York Urban League’s Manhattan advisory board and
working with the Girls Scouts of America. She has also worked for the
United Negro College Fund, The New York Times Magazine Group and
designer Diane Von Furstenberg.
’One of the reasons I’m leaving is to be able to express views which
could be perceived as partisan,’ Rhodes added.