“The Steve Allen Media team never disappoints with great guests, interesting stories and thoughtful topics. And if you’re lucky, Steve will sing to you!”- Jessica Funston DelFino, Producer, The Ricki Lake Show
STEVE ALLEN | President and Founder
Steve Allen boasts a 26-year career as a public relations executive, during which time he has designed, developed and overseen hundreds of public relations campaigns to promote clients’ expertise, books, products, and images on local and national levels. He has co-founded three different media communications companies, Anthony Mora Communications, Allen Mora Media, and Enlightened Innertainment, and is now Founder and President of Steve Allen Media: PR with a Conscience, which specializes in promoting material of an educating, stimulating and enlightening nature.
Steve also co-founded A Wing and A Prayer, a production company devoted to self-help and matters of the spirit. In this regard, he designed, promoted and produced seminars on a national level as well as developed products ancillary to these promotions and productions.
He is also an accomplished actor and director, having worked at the Steppenwolf Theatre and Goodman Theatre in Chicago and the off Broadway theatres of New York City. Steve’s claim to fame in the world of television is his portrayal as the Father of the Ugly Baby character on The Seinfeld Show.
MARK GOLDMAN | Co-director, New York Office
Mark heads up our East Coast operation through our affiliation with GoldmanMcCormickPR, one of the top PR firms in New York. One of the most electrifying radio producers of all time, Mark has served as Executive Producer for Court TV Radio/Sirius Satellite network, The Larry Levy Show (political talk radio), The John Gomez Show (political talk radio), Business Talk This Morning (financial), and the Debbie Nigro Show.
Mark hit the ground running in the public relations business when he amassed more than 600 media placements in his rookie year in the business. He is the best of the best in placing clients on prime time television. Most news stations think he’s one of their employees because he’s there so much.
National reporter Ashleigh Banfield said, “Mark was that rare breed of producer who lives and breathes news. He had impeccable editorial judgment, a keen sense of production, and was one of those with whom I enjoyed working immensely.”
With nearly two decades experience in the media, Goldman has developed a special expertise in radio and television bookings and provides clients with numerous platforms to convey their message. In recent years Mark has developed a unique specialty among PR practitioners, the legal field.
RYAN MCCORMICK | Co-director, New York Office
Ryan McCormick has created exciting and dynamic public relations campaigns for entertainment, non-profit, and corporate clients. He personally has appeared on behalf of his clients on ABC News, Fox News, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV.
Ryan has a unique relationship with the media because he is one of them at heart. A former Senior Producer for CBS, Assistant Editor for the Long Island Business News, and Production Assistant for K-Rock, he has the “chops” to know what the media is looking for…and how to best position his clients with them.
Feeling challenged by his partner (he being the one of the 600 placements in one year), Ryan helped Media Training Worldwide break the Guinness World Record for “The Most Radio Interviews within 24 Hours” (112 worldwide). The event was broadcast live on FoxNews.com. McCormick also set the Guinness World Record for the “Most Consecutive Hours Ever Worked by a Publicist.”
McCormick is a member of several key industry organizations and is a graduate of Florida State University.
ERIC WENTWORTH | Director, San Francisco Office
Eric Wentworth has more than 30 years of experience in public relations, marketing, advertising, and digital communications. He has held top management positions at some of America’s leading PR, advertising, and consumer products companies. His entrepreneurial background includes owning an advertising and public relations agency, launching several internet companies, creating an international travel company, and owning two restaurants.
He is the recipient of more than 50 top awards for creativity in advertising and public relations, including the PRSA “Public Relations Campaign of the Year.”
He has written two books. His latest is A Plan for Life: The 21st Century Guide to Success in Wealth, Health, Career, Education, Love, Place…and You!
Eric was educated at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and was a member of the Executive Development Program sponsored by the American Association of Advertising Agencies and Northwestern Medill Graduate School of Journalism.
Eric is also the Marketing Advisor for Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor organization.