Joe Bride, President, Bride Associates
Hosted by Meghan Rose Hollan, Clifton
Many would say Joe Bride led a charmed life. Joe would say it was all part of the job. At various times reporter for Life Magazine, the Washington Post, and the Louisville Courier-Journal; baseball executive; college football publicist; and a public relations and issue management consultant, Joe amassed interesting experiences, and crossed paths with a variety of interesting people. He spent personal time with four presidents and three vice presidents, climbed a mountain with an astronaut who wanted to show his kids were he sat and dreamed of being a pilot, and became a friend of the man who was his childhood movie hero. On the sports side, he was with Roger Maris the night he tied Babe Ruth, and in the broadcast booth with Lyndsey Nelson and Red Grange when Notre Dame stopped Oklahoma’s 40-game winning streak. And, the law of unintended consequences is seen in several of his stories — results that impacted others, far away and years later.
Designed by City Hall architect Samuel Hannaford and built of the same stone as that Cincinnati landmark, the Hollan‘s home is 10,000 square feet of Richardson Romanesque beauty. Built in 1890 and originally known as the Charles B. Russell Manor, it is a lovely setting for the Hollans’ beautiful antiques. Meghan will be serving a brunch of fruit salad, tossed greens, and finger sandwiches, accompanied by wine and a signature cocktail.