GyroHSR’s Rick Segal Appointed to Ashbrook Center Board of Advisors

CINCINNATI – (Jan. 14, 2010) – Rick Segal,
GyroHSR’s North America chief executive and B-to-B global practice
leader, was appointed to the board of advisors at the John M. Ashbrook
Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University at the board of
advisors meeting.

Marv Krinsky, chairman of
the board of advisors, said, “I am very pleased to welcome Rick Segal
to the Ashbrook board. Rick is a thoughtful and serious person who
brings a unique perspective to an already distinguished group and who
will help further the purposes of the Ashbrook Center, perpetuating
America’s promise by teaching what it means to be an American.”

GyroHSR’s global practice leader for business-to-business marketing,
Segal uses his vast experience to champion innovative thinking in
business marketing. In addition to his years of experience as a leading
B-to-B marketer, Segal has long held a passion for civic involvement.
During his career, he served on the campaign staffs of U.S. Sen. Robert
Taft Jr., Cleveland Mayor Ralph J. Perk and as chief aide to former
Ohio Republican Party Chairman Earl T. Barnes. He also served on
Hamilton (Ohio) City Council from 1982 to 1984, and he worked as senior
adviser to Republican Presidential candidate Steve Forbes in 2000 and
most recently J. Kenneth Blackwell’s Ohio gubernatorial campaign in
2006. Segal is a member of the board of the American Advertising
Federation, BPA Worldwide and the Institute for the Study of Business
Markets. Recently, he completed a term as chairman of the board of
trustees of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

Ashbrook Center was established and named in honor of the late
congressman, U.S. Rep. John Ashbrook, who represented Ohio’s 17th
Congressional District for 21 years. The center’s mission is to educate
current and future generations of students and citizens, sustaining
President Lincoln’s dream: teaching what it means to be an American.
Through the organization’s affiliation with Ashland University, the
center offers academic programs for both undergraduate and graduate
students. The center also offers a Master of American History and
Government degree program, the only one of its kind, attracting faculty
and students from across the nation.