In this episode Eamonn is joined by Ted Smyth, a leader in strategic communications, brand management and government affairs. Ted has been a senior executive at two Fortune 200 companies and an Irish diplomat.
Areas for discussion in this episode include: The American administration’s handling of Covid-19, the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s election chances, USA-Irish relations and Ted’s years working alongside Tony O’Reilly.
Ted was Chief Administrative Officer of the H.J. Heinz Company from 2003 to 2009 where he was responsible for Global Human Resources, Communications, Government Affairs and Crisis Management. He was an Irish diplomat for 15 years, from 1972 to 1988, serving in Portugal, Geneva, the United States and the United Kingdom. Ted now serves on the boards of Glucksman Ireland House NYU and Marlboro College and is Chair of the Clinton Institute in University College Dublin.
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