Rick Pender

Arts and Entertainment Editor/Publisher

If there was one place in the world where writing and journalism, a passion for the arts and nonprofit advocacy all resided, Rick would probably live there. Rick has advocated for the Cincinnati Opera and Planned Parenthood. He was the Arts and Entertainment Editor for CityBeat. Prior to that, he was an executive counselor and vice president with Dan Pinger Public Relations and served under contract as The Jewish Hospital’s vice president of marketing. Today, Rick is executive editor and publisher of Everything Sondheim, a website and nationally distributed quarterly magazine about musical theater-composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. He’s a past chair of the American Theatre Critics Association. Rick has been recognized by the Cincinnati Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) with its highest award, by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and as one of the “Best Arts Writers” by Cincinnati Magazine.