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RF|Binder’s Atalanta Rafferty Recognized by Ragan’s as a Top Woman in Communications

By RF|Binder

Atalanta Rafferty Honored in Crisis Navigators Category

NEW YORK, NY (February 29, 2024) – RF|Binder, a fully integrated communications agency and consultancy headquartered in New York City, is delighted to announce that Atalanta Rafferty, Co-Founder and Senior Executive Managing Director at RF|Binder, has been recognized as one of the esteemed honorees in Ragan’s Top Women in Communications Awards in the Crisis Navigators category. This award comes on the heels of Business Insider naming Atalanta a top PR expert to call when a crisis happens or to make sure you’re prepared ahead of time.

Ragan’s Top Women in Communications Awards is a prestigious program that acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of outstanding women in the communications industry. The Crisis Navigators category showcases the women who are the calm in the storm when crisis hits.

“Atalanta has been leading our crisis communications practice and has been critical in building our expertise in this area over the past 20+ years. She has handled almost every type of crisis imaginable ranging from political and social crises to lawsuit, litigation-related issues and accusations of criminal and unethical actions to executive changes, natural disasters, environmental issues, and labor-management conflicts.” said Amy Binder, CEO of RF|Binder. “This recognition comes at a time when we have seen our work in crisis communications expand across the agency. Atalanta has developed processes that ensure our clients are prepared for the unexpected.”

Atalanta has worked across the food and beverage, biotechnology, CPG, health and wellness, restaurant and food service industries. She and her team provide issues management planning and scenario building workshops as well as training in addition to crisis communications and issues management.

“Congratulations to Atalanta,” said Brendan Gannon, Senior Marketing Manager for Ragan’s and PR Daily’s Awards programs. “This well-deserved recognition highlights her dedication, expertise and impact on the communications industry.”

Ragan’s Top Women in Communications Awards honor women who have demonstrated exceptional skills, creativity, and leadership in various areas of communications, including public relations, marketing, corporate communications and more. Learn more about Ragan’s Top Women in Communications Awards and the Class of 2024 honorees here.

About RF|Binder

RF|Binder is a fully integrated communications agency and consultancy that aligns communications and business strategy to achieve compelling results. Powered by the firm’s proprietary Clarity Lens™ framework, RF|Binder zeros in on exactly what matters most to each client’s business and brand, enabling the firm to develop and deploy targeted communications strategies, programs and initiatives that directly advance clients’ business objectives and drive organizational success. The RF|Binder team has deep expertise across a range of consumer, corporate, financial services, nonprofit and government sectors, delivering strategy and planning, strategic communications and integrated marketing services that are unbound by method, medium or channel. RF|Binder is an independent and certified Woman-Owned Business headquartered in New York City, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco and a global presence through PROI Worldwide partners, an association of leading public relations firms across 60 countries and more than 165 cities. RF|Binder’s client work across industry sectors is consistently recognized, and the firm has been named to PRNEWS’ Agency Elite Top 100, PR Daily’s Top Agencies Awards, and Crain’s New York’s Best Places to Work. For more information about RF|Binder, visit

About Ragan Communications

Ragan Communications has been delivering trusted news, training and intelligence for more than 50 years to internal and external communicators, HR professionals and business executives via its conferences, webinars, training, awards, subscriptions and membership divisions. Its daily news sites— and—are read by more than 600,000 internal and external communicators monthly.

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