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Kal S. Rudman

Title: Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Media Executive, Educator
Company: Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Kal S. Rudman, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Media Executive and Educator at the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the publishing, media, nonprofit and philanthropy industries.

Mr. Rudman boasts more than five decades of experience as a pioneer in radio, magazine, humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors. An eminent figure who has continually given back to his community through a number of projects, he has been serving as the co-founder of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation since 1993, a philanthropic organization that provides financial support to educational and public safety programs, such as student scholarships, fire alarm systems, law enforcement scholarships, library donations, and donations to the entertainment industry. Commencing his career as a Top 40 disc jockey at WCAM in Camden, NJ, he also worked as a special education teacher while ascending the ranks in the music industry as the first R&B editor and columnist for Billboard Magazine. In 1968, he founded “Friday Morning Quarterback,” a prominent music industry trade magazine that is still being published in the present day. Due to his outstanding ability to predict musical hits, he has earned the nickname “The Man with the Golden Ears,” which has served as a foundation to a legendary career. He has appeared as a co-host on “The Merv Griffin Show” more than 30 times, as well as “The Today Show” and “The Tomorrow Show.” Additionally, he was dubbed “Killer Kal” for his work as a distinguished color announcer for the World Wrestling Federation.

Mr. Rudman holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education from Temple University, and multiple honorary doctorates from such prestigious academic institutions as Drexel University, Holy Family University and the University of the Arts. Named one of the major influences in the leisure and entertainment industries in the United States by Forbes magazine, his trailblazing accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In 2018, Marquis Who’s Who featured Mr. Rudman as Humanitarian of the Year, and he has been highlighted on the Thomson Reuters screen in New York City’s Times Square. Also printed in The Wall Street Journal for his profound contributions, he was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, among a plethora of additional honors and recognitions from the academic, broadcasting, law enforcement and music industries.

Most recently, Mr. Rudman is responsible for establishing the annual R.A.I.S.E. program at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, which provides high school students unique opportunities to test for admittance to prominent medical schools throughout the country. In addition, he continuously sponsors the Variety Club Celebrity Pro Am Golf Tournament for Handicapped Children. He has been selected for inclusion in myriad editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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