In addition to being the chairman of 5W Public Relations, Ronn Torossian is one of the largest privately-owned PR firms in the country. One of the most prolific and well-respected Public Relations professionals in America, Ronn Torossian has spent over 25 years crafting and executing compelling narratives. With more than 275 employees in his midtown Manhattan headquarters, he has led 5W PR’s growth since founding it in 2003.
The American Business Awards has consistently recognized 5WPR as an industry leader and has named it “Public Relations Agency of the Year” on multiple occasions. 5WPR serves corporate, technology, consumer, and crisis clients, in addition to digital marketing and public affairs. Ronn Torossian has been associated with some of the world’s most revered brands, organizations, and companies throughout his career.
The Stevie American Business Awards 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year was his first award in recognition of his strategic, resourceful approach, and the American Business Awards PR Executive of the Year was his second, and he was a semi-finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016. Additionally, he was named the Most Influential New Yorker by Metropolitan Magazine, a Top Crisis Communications Professional by Business Insider in 2020, and a Most Notable in Marketing and Public Relations for 2021 by Crain’s New York.
The U.S. and international markets have relied on Torossian’s expertise in crisis communications for over a decade. His book “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” which has been an industry best-seller, appears regularly on CNN & CNBC, and he is a contributing columnist for Forbes and the New York Observer.
Torossian has lectured at Harvard Business School on crisis PR and appeared regularly on CNN & CNBC. His love of Manhattan has led him to become a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and he is a founder of the Ronn Torossian Foundation, active in several charitable causes.