Work History

Work History
Jul 2005 - Aug 2007

Senior Director, Investor Relations

Anadys Pharmaceuticals
May 2004 - Jun 2005

Senior Director, Investor Relations & Corp. Comm.

CancerVax
Jun 1999 - May 2004

Director, Investor Relations

Biogen-Idec

Education

Education
Jan 1970 - Aug 1974

BA

City University of New York-Queens College

Skills

Skills

Professional Public Speaker

I am an author and lecturer. My soon-to-be-published book is entitled Legacy: Passing on Cherished Values in a Value-Starved World. In the book I profile 25 distinguished Americans, men as well as women, who share their life stories, values and legacy with readers. The book will be published in Fall 2009.   I also give keynote speeches and workshops on: 1) legacy leadership in the workplace, and 2) living and leading with cherished values at home and at work. .

Portfolio

Interest

I have been an amateur cellist for the past eight years. I continue to take a one-hour lesson every week and perform twice a year during holiday and summer recitals with cello friends.

I also enjoy traveling with my family. I especially enjoy playing tennis with my wife and going to the movies with my daughter.

I am a frequent jogger, running between 20-40 miles per week.

Summary

In Fall 2009 I will publish my first book, Legacy: Passing on Cherished Values in a Values-Starved World.  Some of the distinguished Americans I interviewed include:

Stacy Allison – First American woman to summit Mt. Everest

Robert Ballard -- Discoverer of the Titanic

Daniel Callahan -- Bioethicist & co-founder of the Hastings Center

Jack Coleman -- President, Haverford College & Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia

Marva Collins -- Founder of a private school in Chicago & recipient of National Humanities Medal

Richard Cook -- Ethical dissenter, exposed cover-up in Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

Lynne Cox -- Long-Distance Ocean Swimmer Extraordinaire

Nonie Darwish -- Founder of Arabs for Israel

Thomas Doyle -- Exposed Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

Daniel Ellsberg -- Ethical dissenter, Leaked Pentagon Papers to the New York Times

Lt. David Lim -- Port Authority police officer who survived collapse of One World Trade Center on 9/11

I give two keynote speeches and workshops entitled: Passing on Cherished Values in a Value-Starved World and How to Live Your Life Like You Depended on It!

I am an award-winning corporate communications professional for more than 20 years in San Diego. During this time, I have been the principal of a public relations and marketing firm, worked for major public relations agencies, spent five years as on-air personality discussing business and the stock market on a major San Diego radio station, and led a bi-coastal communications team as a director of Corporate Communications with an international biopharmaceutical company. In the past 10 years I have worked exclusively as an investor relations and corporate communications executive in the local biotech community, principally with IDEC Pharmacueticals as director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

Custom

If you wish to get an insight into how I think and write, I invite you to visit my blog [http://vincereardon.wordpress.com] and my website [http://www.legacylifeproject.com].

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 1992 - Present

Able Communicator, Bronze

Toastmasters International