Susan Tellem Discusses Centerplate CEO Crisis on KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle


Tune in to 89.3 KPCC (Los Angeles NPR affiliate) today at 12:40pm PT / 3:40 ET to hear TGPR Partner Susan Tellem on the flagship talk show, AirTalk ( They’ll be discussing the crisis surrounding the CEO of a concession management company that was caught kicking a puppy in an elevator. Yesterday, the CEO resigned:

This will be a case study of sorts for corporate communications:

  • Was the CEO’s resignation inevitable?
  • Is there anything else the company can do to keep him in his position and still be able to appease consumers and shareholders
  • His action was caught on video, how does that complicate crisis management efforts?

Find out today! Tune in to 89.3 or LISTEN LIVE online. Visit and click “Listen Live” in the top left corner of the page.

-Dan Grody, TGPR