Mr. Samansky developed his expertise in public affairs, strategic
planning, training, and media seminar development over a more than
40-year career in New York City journalism, and public affairs posts
in the public and private sectors with domestic and global organizations.
He began his career as a business and financial reporter for the
New York World-Telegram and Sun, New York World Journal Tribune,
and later an editor at AP-Dow Jones, from 1961 through early 1970.
From 1970 through early 1984, he was special assistant in charge
of the press and community relations staff in the public information
department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a press spokesman
for the bank; and from 1984 through early 1987 served as managing
director of media relations and a press spokesman for the New York
he became vice president in charge of corporate communications for
the Securities Industry Association, working in New York and Washington,
D.C., until 1995, when he was named senior vice president, group
public affairs, for HSBC Americas, responsible in the United States
for overseeing all corporate communications, and administering corporate-giving
and related public affairs programs, on behalf of the London-based
global financial services organization.
From mid-1998 to late 2000, Mr. Samansky was
managing director of a midsize New York City-based public relations
and investor relations firm, with clients in higher education, financial
services, high-technology, and biotechnology and related sciences,
among other businesses in the United States and United Kingdom.
Over the years, he has written
on public relations and other issues for trade publications and
general circulation media, and participated in panel discussions
on public relations issues and techniques.