Ralph S. Blackman

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Ralph S. Blackman

Ralph S. Blackman

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Biography

Mr. Ralph S. Blackman is President and CEO of The Century Council. Founded in 1991 and funded by distillers, the Council is a national, independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. An independent National Advisory Board comprised of distinguished leaders in education, medicine, government, business, and other relevant disciplines assists the Council in the development of programs and policies. The Council believes that collective action brings about lasting change. It works with all members of the community – law enforcement, public officials, educators, parents, and students – in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking.

Mr. Blackman began his tenure at The Century Council in 1996 as Vice President for Public Affairs. Currently, he is responsible for strategic planning, operations, and management of more than 20 staff members. In 1992, Mr. Blackman was appointed by President George Bush as the Assistant Administrator for Private Enterprise within the U.S. Agency for International Development. Mr. Blackman oversaw a staff of 100 professionals, a program budget of nearly $40 million, and a $220 million portfolio of U.S. government loans designed to stimulate growth in developing countries around the world. Mr. Blackman represented the agency on the President's Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee and at meetings of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Prior to joining the Bush Administration, Mr. Blackman founded Public Access Inc., a corporate relations firm headquartered in Washington, DC. As President of the firm, Mr. Blackman and his constituents provided public affairs and international trade-related assistance to clients interested in business ventures abroad. Blackman and the firm were responsible for facilitating the creation of the first nationwide chain of franchised computer outlets in Hungary.

In 1986, Mr. Blackman was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the Associate Director of the White House Conference on Small Business. In addition to organizing conferences held in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mr. Blackman was responsible for liaison with congressional leaders and federal agencies, and supervised the preparation of the Final Report to the President.

In 1981, Mr. Blackman was Director of Business Programs at the Republican National Committee. Mr. Blackman also held the position of Regional Political Director and Local Elections Field Representative at the RNC.

In 1980, Mr. Blackman served as Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives with special responsibilities for economic and business development issues.

Mr. Blackman is an alumnus of Leadership Washington. He also sat on the Faberge Arts Foundation Advisory Board, was a member of the Dept. of Commerce's Industry Sector Advisory Committee for Small Business and Trade Policy, and served on the "Competing in the Global Marketplace" council of the National Policy Forum.

An Illinois native, Mr. Blackman graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Western Illinois University. In 1976, he completed his Master of Arts degree in public administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

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Founder & Chair at Susan Molinari Strategies LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Executive Director at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Vice President, Communications at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Vice President, Government Relations at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Vice President, Communications at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Director, New Media at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Proximo Spirits, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at The Robert Mondavi Corp.

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Board Member at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Ralph S. Blackman
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
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President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2019

THE FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCING ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY LEADS IN THE FIGHT TO ELIMINATE DRUNK DRIVING AND UNDERAGE DRINKING AND PROMOTES RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING REGARDING BEVERAGE ALCOHOL.

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