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I am a Senior Vice President at Edelman, the world's largest independent public relations firm (see

My background includes 25+ years in the PR profession. I am a professional speaker, consultant and author with a solid track record of teaching corporate executives how to remain relevant to the media, their clients and their employees.

My experience as a journalist, Fortune 500 communications manager, consultant, Vice President of an Internet Security firm and now as SVP of the world's leading PR firm make me uniquely qualified to anaylze the daily news for interesting examples of organizations that have done an excellent - or poor - job of remaining relevant.

Ask me about my humorous keynote on the topic of remaining relevant. You'll laugh the entire time you're learning!


Boating, stand-up comedy, reading, writing, movies, and travel. Favorite movies: Monsters, Inc., The Piano, Freida, You've Got Mail, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Christmas Vacation, Il Postino, anything with Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Jack Nicolson, or Johnny Depp. Favorite music: Country, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, some rock People who are really make me laugh: Ellen Degeneres, Jerry Sienfeld, Chris Rock, Rita Rudner, John Heffron, Jay Leno, George Carlin, Steven Wright, Lewis Black, Jeff Foxworthy