Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> January 3, 2003

Richard Hochhauser – Harte-hanks Inc (hhs)

RICHARD HOCHHAUSER is President and Chief Executive Officer of Harte- Hanks, Inc., a worldwide direct marketing and targeted media company that provides a full range of customer relationship management solutions, related direct and interactive marketing services, and regional shopper publications. In addition to his duties as President and CEO of Harte-Hanks, Mr. Hochhauser also serves as a member of the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hochhauser joined Harte-Hanks in an entrepreneurial capacity 28 years ago. He assumed responsibility for the direct marketing business of Harte-Hanks in 1987, was named President of the parent company in 1999, and was named President and CEO of the company in April 2002. Mr. Hochhauser has spoken at a wide range of marketing and database conferences, lectured at Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon and Rutgers, and was on the faculty of New York University. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association, served on the Advisory Board of Texas A&M University, Center for Retailing Studies, and is currently a member of the board of directors of Modem Media, Inc., and a board member of the Center for Direct and Interactive Marketing Board of Advisors of NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Mr. Hochhauser graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and received an MBA from Columbia. Profile
TWST: Could you tell us a couple of the most important things

about the company's history and outline the main features of your

business today?

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