PROFILE

Seasoned freelance writer/editor/author and public affairs consultant available on a moment’s notice for a wide variety of projects.

EXPERIENCE

Current:

Jack-of-all-trades freelancer. Public relations and public policy analyst. Writing under my own byline, appearing in the Weekly Standard and in other publications. Author of two books. Ghostwriting and freelance editorial services from book editing and website content to media kits and press releases. Clients include corporate and private sector operations, government agencies, professional organizations and public interest groups.

Previous:

Director of Public Relations, AlliedSignal Inc.

Oversaw public relations for a dozen operating divisions in the Specialty Chemicals Group, from developers of petroleum processes to the commercialization of reverse osmosis water purifiers. In charge of public relations for the AlliedSignal Corporate Research Center, interpreting complex scientific and engineering developments for mainstream media.

Chicago Tribune

Contributing op-ed columnist.

Chicago Sun-Times

Columnist appearing up to four times weekly in Commentary section, writing about public policy, politics, economics, culture and other topics of my choosing. Editorial board member, responsible for setting newspaper’s editorial policy, writing editorials, endorsing political candidates and interviewing a wide variety of government and private sector officials. Other positions included: science and technology writer, transportation reporter and as special projects reporter, among the first journalists to use computer analysis of public issues.

Chicago Daily News

Assistant financial editor, urban affairs reporter and general assignment reporter.

United States Navy

Disbursing officer and assistant supply officer aboard USS Jonas Ingram (DD-938) and assistant supply officer, U.S. Naval Air Reserve Station, Olathe, Kansas.

De Pere Journal-Democrat, De Pere, Wisconsin

Reporter, photographer intern.

EDUCATION

  • Post Graduate Russell Sage Fellow in Social Science Writing, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1964-1965
  • M.S. Urban Affairs, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1963-1964
  • B.A. Journalism, Marquette University, 1959-1963

AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Journalists and Authors; Society of Midland Authors; Independent Writers of Chicago; Off Campus Writers Workshop.

REFERENCES

Daniel Jorndt, retired chairman and CEO, Walgreens.
Dan Miller, former IllinoisCommerce Commission Chairman; Crain’s Chicago Business, founding editor.
Patrick L. Doland, principal, Reason Financial Advisors.
Steve Wambold, CEO, Farrellgas.
Henry Fetta, board member, Hunger Resource Network.
Dennis Briton, former editor-in-chief, Chicago Sun-Times.
Contact information available upon request.