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communicating value and shaping opinion

Using communication to build business, protect reputation, enhance value.

Beacon Advisors is a strategic corporate communications consulting organization. We offer value-enhancing counsel in public relations, investor relations, crisis and media management, events and market positioning. The firm guarantees service exclusively from its network of senior level counselors. Clients include public and private corporations, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions.

The firm's partners are located in New York, Los Angeles-San Diego, Chicago and Orlando.

Our Locations:

Ralph Allen, Managing Partner

New York

Ralph Allen, Managing Partner
6 Ashwood Road
South Salem, NY 10590
(914) 763-9388
(914) 462-2339 cell
(914) 763-6639 fax
Email Ralph



David Kalson, Partner

David Kalson
, Partner
720 Milton Road
Rye, NY 10580
(917) 239-7393 cell
Email David



Jim Hurley, Managing Partner

Los Angeles-San Diego

Jim Hurley, Managing Partner
6390 La Valle Plateada
P. O. Box 7091
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-7091
(727) 648-4834
(213) 500-7440 cell
(858) 756-3118 fax
Email Jim Hurley

Hud Englehart, Managing Partner


Hud Englehart, Managing Partner
1912 North Hudson
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 888-9938
(312) 860-0106 cell
Email Hud



Janet Bergman, PartnerJanet Bergman, Partner
585 Sunset Ridge Road
Northfield, IL 60093
(847) 446-2866
(312) 622-3510 cell
(847) 446-2887 fax
Email Janet



Jim Ryan, Partner


Jim Ryan, Partner
19520 Gulf Blvd #501
Indian Shores, FL 33785
(727) 648-4835
(407) 803-2990 cell
Email Jim Ryan


The Beacon Advisors Advantage

  • We know our way around C-suites and board rooms—we have worked closely with top management and with boards of directors.
  • Our counsel is channel-neutral. The only axe we have to grind is an outcome that is aligned with your objectives.
  • Our partners are themselves former C-suite executives who offer their counsel at affordable rates.
  • Beacon clients are served only by Beacon partners—for the entire engagement. No hand offs to junior associates.

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Press Releases

March 27, 2015
Gehl Foods acquired by Wind Point Partners

Recent Posts

March 18, 2017
Crisis Preparedness:  Lessons from a Kidnapping

March 16, 2017
Weasel Words Scream Insincerity

Nov 30, 2015
Ultimate Crisis Planning:  A Cyber Attack Against Our Electrical Grid

Recent Assignments

Olin Brass
School of Rock
Skender Construction
SkyZone, LLC
CDI Corporation
Foxwoods Resorts & Casino
Paladin Capital Partners
Rasmussen Reports
Microsoft Tag