Raymond Ridder is currently in his 14th season with the Golden State Warriors and his first
as the teamís vice president of public relations. A 21-year member of the NBA PR community,
Ridder is currently serving his second tour of duty as the Pacific Divisionís representative on
the NBAís PR Advisory Committee.
Prior to being promoted to his current position, Ridder spent eight seasons as the teamís
executive director of public relations after joining the organization prior to the 1998-99
campaign as the teamís PR Director. In his current capacity, Ridder is the primary liaison between the Warriors and
the local, national and international media. He is responsible for creating various PR plans and strategies for the
organization and for coordinating and overseeing all player/media interviews, press conferences and written
information disseminated by the team. Additionally, he directs the teamís corporate and community communications
efforts and assists with the clubís overall marketing efforts through various print and electronic media outlets
throughout the Bay Area.
Following the 2009-10 season, Ridder and the Warriorsí PR staff were named recipients of the Brian McIntyre Media
Relations Award, given annually by the NBA PBWA (Pro Basketball Writers Association) for excellence in media
A 1990 graduate of California State University, San Bernardino, where he earned his B.A. degree in Marketing,
Ridder joined the Los Angeles Lakersí public relations department as an intern prior to the 1990-91 season. He was
promoted to assistant public relations director in June of 1993 and spent the following six seasons in that capacity
with the Lakers. During his tenure in Los Angeles, the Lakers were at the center of the NBAís stage on numerous
occasions, including Magic Johnsonís retirement and comeback, the signing of center Shaquille OíNeal and the
media hype generated by young phenom Kobe Bryant.
An avid runner and die-hard fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Dallas Cowboys, Ridder is a native of Riverside, CA, and
currently resides in Dublin with his wife, Sanae.
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