Ted Pincus, PR vet and Chicago Sun-Times columnist, has died at the age of 78. Pincus suffered from multiple myeloma, a cancer afflicting the plasma cells in the bone marrow.
Pincus was founder of the Financial Relations Board, which he sold for $40 million in 2000 to True North Communications. He went on to become a managing partner at StevensGouldPincus, the M&A consultancy for the PR and ad industries. He has also served as a consultant for Weber Shandwick and Ruder Finn, a vice chairman at SMG, and other firms.
A memorial service was held for him today. He is survived by his sister, five children (including his son Mark, founder of Zynga), and 12 grandchildren.