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Richard Ellenson

Cerebral Palsy Foundation
CEO
Richard Ellenson brings enormous vision and energy to the organization. He was the founder and CEO of two companies, Blink Twice and Panther, which helped transform and reimagine the field of assistive technology for people with disabilities. Prior to that, he was an advertising executive who created memorable campaigns for brands such as American Express and Remy Martin, and who penned the line, “It’s Not TV. It’s HBO.”

Mr. Ellenson is also the father of a 17-year-old son who has cerebral palsy. He has worked tirelessly to create awareness about people with disabilities, and to share stories about their vibrant lives. He and his son have been featured as ABC World News People of the Year, in a New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story, and a feature story on ESPN’s E:60.v