I’m a communications professional.

Much of my current work is in the areas of corporate strategy, planning, and training.

I came to that by way of politics, public policy and issues management. I got my start in state politics in Texas back in the 1970s. A three-year stint in Austin led to a number of years in different graduate schools the last of which landed me a job as a communications and political consultant for the Japanese government. It was the early 1980s and an interesting time to be working for the Japanese. I stayed there six years.

After leaving the employ of the Japanese, I spent the next twenty years in and out of agency life. I did the “agency holding company tri-fecta” — a two year tour at Ogilvy just as it was being acquired by WPP; a seven year stint at Powell Tate which became an IPG property; and am now on my eighth year at Brodeur, an Omnicom company.

I have a few other interests.

When I’m not working or on the road, I teach martial arts at Williams Martial Arts and Fitness in Ashburn, Virginia. I’m a decent golfer and better-than-average runner. But most of all I try and spend as much time as I can with my long-suffering wife, three outstanding children, and my four grandsons: Max, Hudson, Marlowe and Langston.