Richard (Dick) B. Lippin is chairman, chief executive and founder of The Lippin Group, an international, strategic entertainment/communications public relations and marketing organization with wholly owned and operated offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Lippin has more than 30 years in the industry, specializing in entertainment and media covering television, digital, music, film, home entertainment, licensing and merchandising, and investor relations.
Over the years he has served as a close advisor to some of the world’s most prestigious companies and associations and prominent executives in the United States and countries around the globe.
Prior to entering the public relations industry, Lippin worked on Wall Street in both the investment and regulatory areas of the financial world.
He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and subsequently received a degree from the Institute of Finance in New York. He also attended the M.B.A. program at City University, and law school at Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles.
Lippin has received numerous awards for his professional and social activities. He is the chairman of the Lippin Family Trust, which provides free cancer services to the public through his association with Tower Cancer Research Foundation and USC/Norris; he funds ethics programs at Penn State University and Brandeis University; and is the principal supporter of a major diversity program, YouThink, through the Zimmer Children’s Museum.
He serves on many industry and charitable organizations as a member of the board or executive committee including the Board of Trustees, Rock Ethics Institute; Board of Governors, Paley Center for Media; Board of Governors, Hollywood Radio and Television Society; Executive Committee, NATPE International; Board of Directors, Zimmer Children’s Museum; Past Chairman, Coro Foundation of Southern California and the National Board. Lippin is also a founder of the Music Center of Los Angeles County and a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art.