Gardiner advises on the firm’s strategic positioning, image and messaging.
Gardiner was a New York Times White House, diplomatic, South Asia and public health correspondent. He was the lead pharmaceutical reporter for The Wall Street Journal. In Louisville, his work led to the indictment of a corrupt police chief; and in Hazard, Ky., to new state coal dust laws. As the Times’s South Asia Correspondent in Delhi, his writing led to huge efforts to clean the air and water.
Gardiner has won some of journalism’s highest accolades, including the Polk and Bingham awards, and was part of a small team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer. He received an award from Pure Earth, an environmental organization, for his stories about pollution and sanitation in India. Rich Fuller, Pure Earth’s president, estimated during the award ceremony that Gardiner’s stories had so far saved 250,000 lives, a number that he said grows every day.