Founded in 1992, Ronald Trahan Associates (RTA) Inc. specializes in building media and investor relationships for big and small private companies in the medical technology industry. The firm was founded to provide experienced counsel in a timely fashion while garnering the right kind of attention for clients, all at an affordable price. Headquartered just outside of Boston, RTA serves companies in the Biotechnology, Medical Technology, and Pharmaceutical sectors.
From English teacher to journalist, author to public relations counselor, Ron Trahan has been a professional communicator for nearly four decades. Counseling clients at the highest corporate level (CEO, CFO and VP/Marketing), Ron has developed expertise and experience in strategic communications planning, writing for publication, media relations, investor relations, speech writing and presentation coaching. Ron is also a contributing writer to Medical Device Daily.
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Before founding his own firm in December 1992, Ron spent five years as senior vice president at a Boston-based financial public relations agency, where he played a key role in growing the firm into one of the dominant corporate communications resources for New England-based companies. Prior to that, Ron was director of public relations at a fast-growing Boston-based advertising agency that was turning away public relations business from its ad clients because the agency had no in-house PR expertise. Ron was recruited by the ad agency to develop strategies and PR programs as a one-person department for the ad agency's clients.
Previously, Ron was director of public relations for Perkins School for the Blind (Helen Keller’s alma mater); and a marketing services writer with one of the U.S.’s largest insurance companies, Sun Life of Canada. Early in his professional career, Ron was a newspaper reporter with the Marlborough (Mass.) Enterprise-Sun, and a high school English teacher at Westford (Mass.) Academy. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Boston University (1972); a master’s degree at Framingham State College (1977); and was an MBA candidate at Babson College (1990-91).