Coyle, Richard Jay 1948-

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Coyle, Richard Jay 1948-


Born March 27, 1948, in Stamford, CT; son of Douglas Jay (an entrepreneur) and Marion Lou Coyle; married Lynn Bickert, October 6, 1999. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: St. Andrews Presbyterian College, B.A., 1971; University of South Carolina, M.P.A., 1975, M.M.C., 1979. Religion: Episcopalian. Hobbies and other interests: Politics, travel, sports.


Home—Franklin Lake, NJ. Office—Coyle Communications, Inc., 69 Bentley Dr., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417. E-mail—[email protected].


Fleishman-Hillard, New York, NY, vice president, 1983-88; Golin/Harris, New York, NY, executive vice president, 1988-90; Coyle Communications, Inc., Franklin Lakes, NJ, chair, 1990—. Cooper Companies, vice president, 1991-93; Burston-Marsteller, senior vice president, 1998; former consultant to National Executive Service Corps.


Public Relations Society of America (member of College of Fellows; chapter president, 1982).


Public Relations Society of America, Silver Anvil, 1985, president's leadership award, 1988.


Financial Disclosure: The Handbook of Annual and Quarterly Reports, Liggett Publishing, 1983.

International Stock Exchange Listings, Golin/Harris (New York, NY), 1989.

The McGraw-Hill Handbook of American Depositary Receipts, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1995.

Contributor to Public Relations Journal.


Richard Jay Coyle told CA: "Questions about contemporary events for which academic and secondary research find no conclusive answers propel my initiatives. I am curious about near-term changes in political economics but also about less serious subjects such as the derivation of boat names and the odds of becoming a professional athlete. Curiosity and my love of journalism drive my entrepreneurial writings.

"Two early influences on my writing were a fourth-grade teacher and William Buckley; the former because she challenged us to write book reports, and the latter because of his eloquent language in [the television series] Firing Line.

"Today my influencers are academicians who establish a thesis, summarize existing thought both pro and con, and then argue for ‘new thinking’ that supports their view. Celebrity or pop journalists, even [authors] of best-sellers, do not inform me.

"My writing process is research-driven, beginning with a review of existing writings to confirm my concepts would be new and relevant. If I cannot meet those standards, I develop another topic.

"Most surprising to me is the breadth and scope of codified information. It is difficult to break new ground.

"My favorite books are new releases exploring new political, social, and economic topics.

"My writings hopefully bring readers to new awareness, understanding, and interest in substantive matters, and add to the existing literary body of knowledge."