Stephen Kent President, KentCom LLC

Stephen Kent is the president of KentCom LLC, a public interest and public policy PR practice he founded in 1988. It serves global, national, regional and community-based NGOs and has particular experience in peace and security, nuclear policy and nuclear abolition, climate change, environmental protection, public health, citizen diplomacy, civil rights, social and economic justice, media independence, globalization, corporate accountability and consumer protection issues.

He serves on the board of the Climate Crisis Coalition and of the Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library, where he founded the "Bringing the Dream Home: Civil Rights and the Hudson Valley" events series, which studies regional and national race issues. He co-founded the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition of NGOs working to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant, 25 miles north of New York City, in the wake of the 9-11 attacks.

Kent has guest lectured at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including NPR's "Morning Edition." Before founding KentCom LLC, he was a freelance consultant and writer, studied and taught literature and philosophy at Yale, was federal intern with the State Department, and a speechwriter on the 1984 Mondale presidential campaign.