Ray Drasnin is a veteran public relations professional with more than three decades of agency experience and a strong entrepreneurial background. In 1989, Drasnin founded Drasnin Communications, a national public relations firm based in San Diego, and in 2002 launched Foundation Makers, a marketing firm targeting professional athletes. In 2015, Drasnin opened the doors to Purple Penguin PR, an entirely new type of PR Agency built on promoting ""feel good"" stories. His highly awarded agency served Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies, American Express, General Electric, Eisenhower Medical Center, Hang Ten, Ken Blanchard, DC Shoes and others.
Drasnin has been nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Brooks Brothers’ Man of the Year. Drasnin is currently the Chairman of the San Diego Harbor Police Foundation. He has served on a number of boards including the Salvation Army, the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, the San Diego Wholesale Credit Association, the San Diego Executives Association and others.
A frequent speaker at marketing seminars, universities, business groups and associations, he contributes by sharing his experiences with others to promote small business and entrepreneurship.