Ryan Cudney, a senior vice president at Edelman’s Corporate Reputation and Risk Management practice, will be joining a panel discussion at the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit this September. Cudney will join Cheryl Falvey, co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Advertising & Product Risk Management Group, and Carol Cave, deputy director of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Office of Compliance and Field Operations, in a discussion on crisis management from regulatory, legal and public perception perspectives.

In his role at Edelman, Cudney counsels senior decision makers across a number of industries on the development of their corporate narrative and communications strategies, the assessment and creation of integrated issues management capabilities, and guides them through enterprise risks such as international product recalls, social media backlash, facility closures and unauthorized access of personally identifiable information. He assists clients with communications following enforcement actions by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the CPSC, Food and Drug Administration and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Before joining Edelman, Cudney served as the executive director of the Illinois Republican State Senate Campaign Committee and as a senior consultant at a Chicago-based public affairs firm.

Product responsibility guidelines are always changing and the industry must be able to quickly adapt to an evolving marketplace. The 2016 Summit, to be held September 18-20 in National Harbor, Maryland, brings together the experts and expertise to highlight the importance of product responsibility in today’s economy and how it can differentiate businesses from their competition and keep them on the right side of the law.

The 2016 PPAI Product Responsibility Summit includes two days of education featuring distinguished speakers, industry thought leaders and representatives from product safety labs and product certification groups. All Summit attendees will also receive a binder containing best practices, protocols and resource materials based on the five pillars of compliance. Seating is limited and fills up quickly, so register today to secure a spot.