Experienced public relations and marketing executive with classroom and business experience wishes to return to teaching to share his passion for learning with others. Taught introductory and advanced university writing courses as a graduate assistant and lecturer at Penn State. Proved writing and editing skills as a technical editor; wrote style guides for two corporate divisions. Wrote press releases, features, marketing copy, and speeches as a PR manager and mentored junior PR professionals.
Public Relations Marketing Communications
Persuasive Writing Presentation Skills
English & American Literature American History and Culture
Composition & Rhetoric Journalism
-The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. (English Language and Literature)
-University of Notre Dame, A.B. (American Studies and English)
Worked on the Hubbell Space Telescope as chief editor for many of its major reports. Held Department of Defense Top Secret clearances for nine years.
Directed PR efforts for several corporate business units, as well as a cutting-edge trade association. Directed media training for senior executives and corporate spokespersons. Managed communications for joint ventures, technology spin-offs, sales of businesses, etc. Corporate spokesperson at the Atlanta Olympics.
Directed worldwide publicity for launches of more than 100 products, including the first digital camera. Achieved and sustained top “share-of-voice” position in US media for three consecutive years. Managed marketing campaign that yielded a 40% response from target audience. Wrote award-winning copy for key technology brochure.
OLED Association, Austin, TX, & Hartford, CT 2007-
Associate Director – Spokesman and marketing strategist for an emerging technology (organic light-emitting diodes). Secretary of the board of directors and association’s marketing committee.
eMagin Corporation, Bellevue, WA 2004-2007
Director, Communications – Managed relationships with news media and Wall Street, handled PR launches, messaging and image for this high-tech manufacturer.
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 1985-2004
-Director, Communications, Display and Components Group 2002-03
-Director, Communications, Research and Development 2000-02
-Manager, World Wide Public Relations, Digital & Applied Imaging 1996-2000
-Director, Public Relations, Americas Region, Kodak Professional 1993-96
-Public Relations Manager, Communications & Public Affairs 1990-93
Two decades of hands-on and management experience in all phases of corporate communications on a national and international basis for one of the world’s largest technology companies. Experience in media relations, customer relations, crisis communications, investor relations, employee communications, and major product launches, as well as hands-on media coaching for executives.
Other Related Experience
– Wrote Style Guides for Perkin-Elmer and Kodak government contract divisions
- Taught introductory and advanced writing courses at Penn State from 1974 to 1980
- Managed Penn State’s writing tutorial program 1977-78 academic year
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