Hello, and thank you for visiting the page.
I recently departed the federal government, and my work as a media marketer – distributing the work of journalists and content creators to audiences worldwide across multiple platforms – broadcast, digital, and mobile.
The team successfully transitioned Voice of America and the other media organizations that comprise US International Media from shortwave transmissions, to broadcast, and ultimately to digital platforms. We reached record audiences worldwide in 2017 and established templates for growth that continues today.
However, my retirement from the agency that manages US International media does not mean the end of my career.
My background includes the establishment of newsrooms in multiple markets through my work with Metro Networks – as that company expanded its offerings beyond traffic and into news, sports, and weather reporting. I built a team of journalists and broadcast professionals in Hampton Roads, Virginia that was awarded “Outstanding News Operation” by the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters in its first year of operation, and multiple other awards after that.
It is my strong desire to stay busy and active as a journalist and writer. I’m learning to shoot video and photos to distribute through the marketplaces that sell stock graphic material. I’ve written one novel – unsold – but I learned much, and I’m working on a second effort. I write an occasional blog reviewing female vocal artists.
I love baseball, hot dogs, and hockey.
My varied experiences taught me a couple of things: one, that everyone is a marketer, and that the best content is useless if there’s no one at the other end. But also that my father was right – a day without learning something new is a day wasted.
Thank you again for stopping by.