Samuel D. Ostrow founded Ostrow & Partners in 1994, after twenty-five years with major public relations consultancies, including serving as head of the Public Affairs and Crisis Management practices of two of the ten largest firms.

Among the corporations for which Mr. Ostrow has developed Corporate Public Affairs programs are Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Willis Corroon, Electrolux, Mellon Bank, Saudi Arabian Marketing and Refining Company, Toyota Motor Sales USA, In-Store Promotions, Inc., Lagardere Group (Matra-Hachette), Saatchi & Saatchi Plc, The Music Connection Corporation and Service Experts. In the Issues & Crisis Management area he has developed strategies and directed programs for Sandoz, Wyeth-Ayerst, J&J, Merck and Warner-Lambert in pharmaceuticals; Mellon Bank, Thomson McKinnon, Willis Corroon and Chubb in financial services; Brooklyn Union Gas, Samarec, McDonald's, Sandoz, Tambrands, the Aluminum Association, Crown Butte and Hudson Cedar on environmental issues; Canon USA and Toyota on U.S-Japan trade issues; Bacardi, McDonald's and M&M/Mars on food safety issues; TWA on airline safety; and LILCO on nuclear power plant emergency plans. He has directed communications in over 60 corporate mergers and acquisitions, representing acquirers as well as targets, and has developed and directed Investor Relations programs for companies ranging from the Dow 30 to start-ups in the computer and biotechnology fields.

Mr. Ostrow is a frequent writer and speaker on public relations topics. Articles by him have appeared in Reputation Management, The Corporate Director, Financial World, Inside PR, The National Law Journal, Public Relations Journal and recently on the Los Angeles Times syndicated wire. He was keynote speaker at a recent United Nations forum on The Corporate Response to Terrorism and has made presentations at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, the Financial Executives Institute, Boston University School of Communications, and chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, American Trial Lawyers Association and National Investor Relations Institute.

Mr. Ostrow is past president of the Chicago Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI); a former director of the New York Chapter of NIRI; and a director of Global Liability Management SA, the international crisis management consortium. He is president of the Pound Ridge Association, a founding member of the Citizens' Committee for the Hiram Halle Library, a member of the Dartmouth College Alumni Council, President of his Dartmouth College class, a Director of the Stamford Boys & Girls Club and an honors graduate of The John Marshall Law School. email: