George Sard is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sard Verbinnen. Before co-founding the firm in 1992, Mr. Sard was Chairman of the New York office of Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, a corporate/financial public relations firm. For over 25 years, he has represented Fortune 500 companies and private firms in many industries on long-term investor and media positioning programs and in high-profile crises and special situations. These include mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, restructurings, earnings issues, high-level executive changes, and sensitive legal and regulatory matters. Recent engagement and representation highlights include: McGraw-Hill on spin off of education business and activist shareholder campaign Wynn Resorts on dispute with largest shareholder NYSE Euronext on potential merger with Deutsche Börse News Corporation on crisis communications Google on pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility Mr. Sard attended Swarthmore College and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in English from Clark University.