After 10 years in the U.S. Army, including six in Special Forces, Chris Erickson joined Ketchum full-time in September.
Special Forces soldier to PR pro isn’t exactly a well-worn career path, but Erickson craved a job in communications when he left the Army. Although he had no formal training or education in communications, part of his job as a Green Beret was to develop messages for local cultures.
“As a Green Beret, you are always working by, with, and through the local force,” he said. “So cross-cultural comms is your bread and butter.”