Glenn Ruskin is a Senior Advisor with HillStaffer, bringing clients over 40 years of strategic advisory expertise in public policy, corporate/crisis communications, and regulatory and legislative issues within the scientific and chemical sectors.
Most recently Glenn served as Vice President, External Affairs & Communications for the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. At ACS, Glenn led a team of over 30 professionals in communicating and advocating on behalf of the chemical sciences. In this role, he was instrumental in advancing legislation and policies critical to the US research & development enterprise and fostering the nation’s global innovation competitiveness. Glenn also played a critical role in communicating the value of chemistry in improving quality of life to the media, policymakers and the general public.
Prior to ACS, Ruskin served as Vice President, Public Affairs for Solutia, an international chemicals company spun-off from Monsanto. While at Solutia, Glenn worked on a number of initiatives to create new product markets as well as defend use of existing products. A few examples include federal building standards to provide protection against bomb blasts, protective residential standards to withstand hurricanes; automotive performance standards to mitigate passenger ejection and tire tread separations and federal upholstered furniture flammability standards.
Previous industry experience prior to Solutia, Glenn served as Director of Government Affairs for Ciba Specialty Chemicals and various public affairs positions with Ciba-Geigy Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked on Capitol Hill.
Glenn has extensive understanding and practical knowledge of environmental legacy remediation issues, media relations, product advancement and defense, strategic crisis/litigation planning and communications, community engagement /collaborations and financial/Chapter 11 reorganization issues, providing HillStaffer clients strategic guidance on advocacy and member-engagement initiatives.
Glenn received his B.A. degree from Drew University and his Masters of Science in Administration from The George Washington University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.