Larry Rand ’64
Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice
Larry is the Chairman Emeritus and Senior Counselor of Kekst and Company, a New York-based corporate communications and public affairs counseling firm that he co-founded in 1971. He is a graduate of Brown University and received his MA and Ph.D. from New York University. He has taught courses in corporate governance and crisis communications at Brown, NYU Graduate School of Business (Stern) and Brooklyn College. He is also a founder and former Chairman of the Board of the ALS Association, as well as a former mayor of Rye Brook, New York (Westchester County). Larry advised a group of undergraduates doing independent studies related to governance:
- Should U.S. Companies Adopt Semi-Annual Reporting? An Analysis of Quarterly Reporting Requirements and the Practice of Earnings Guidance
- Enhancing Value or Stifling Innovation: Examining the Effects of Shareholder Activism and Its Impact on American Capitalism
- How Will Stakeholder Considerations Impact Shareholder Primacy as a Company’s Mandate?