REDWOOD CITY, CA: Industry pioneer Richard Arnold died May 17 after a brief illness, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. He was 85. Arnold began his career in the early 1950s and later worked on President John F. Kennedy's successful 1960 campaign for the White House. He was a founder of the agency Arnold & Palmer & Noble, which was sold to Carl Byoir & Associates, a WPP firm, in 1982. Arnold became an independent consultant in 1989. His clients included Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the San Francisco Opera, the City of San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District.