Ruta Skelton has extensive experience in the fields of journalism, corporate communication, HR communication, change management, strategic planning and executive communication support. Prior to joining ROI in 2003, Ruta led the communication practices for three international HR consulting firms. In 1986, she founded the Canadian communication practice for Hewitt. She then served as the Canadian communication practice leader for Towers Perrin. In 1998, she moved to the Bay Area to lead the communication practice for Mercer HR. Ruta is a past chairman of the International Association of Business Communicators and the winner of international awards for communication excellence.