Richard Cline is the president of Voce Communications, a Porter Novelli Company, senior partner, and head of Porter Novelli's Global Technology Practice. Under Cline’s leadership, Voce has been a guiding voice behind some of the world’s leading brands including Google, Yahoo!, eBay, NetApp, Bell Sports, Intel, Playstation, Dolby, Discovery Channel, Unisys and many others. Richard Cline and his team have pioneered the integration of Web development, social media and public relations to bring powerful new programs and opportunities to Voce customers and partners.
Cline has been involved in the public relations and communications industry for nearly two decades. During this span he has acted as speechwriter for CEOs, chief message architect for dozens of emerging enterprises and investor relations liaison to some of the great Silicon Valley brands. Notable clients before founding Voce include The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), GTE Interactive, Logitech, Philips Semiconductors, Compaq/HP, AltaVista and Fluke Corporation.
Richard Cline was selected one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 in 2008 and has also been listed as a 2008 and 2009 Who’s Who in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Cline was an award-winning journalist before beginning his career in communications, working with local San Francisco Bay Area publications covering local city governments.
A former board member for the Girls for a Change non-profit organization, Richard Cline is the Mayor of Menlo Park, California.