(1) designed and/or delivered strategic communications solutions and messages for major corporations; (2) won a U.S. Justice Department citation for public service; (3) created a set of acclaimed video tapes to help companies achieve business objectives in Asian markets; and, (4) led development of a web portal cited by the United Nations/NGO Section as “a business concept that can help close the global digital divide!” The “AHA-Multimedia project” – programmed-learning for computer beginners.)  

INDEPENDENT: TALENT, COACH & ENTREPRENEUR*    —  (9/97 – 2004)Served broad range of clients; founded AHA! Multimedia, Inc (Web/TV/Print)          Distinction: multimedia business concept cited at 2001 UN World Conference

 PRESENTATION TALENT/COACH – Convergent Media Systems — (7/91-9/97)Served clients of largest provider of satellite-based private TV networks Distinctions: award-winning videos: “The Possible Dream,” & “Asian Access Strategies”

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST – Digital Equipment Corporation — (9/87-7/91) Marketed satellite TV services to digital managers, served as presentation “talent”

HOST/PEOPLE ARE TALKING – WBZ-TV  (Boston) —  (12/84 – 3/87) New England’s top-rated locally produced TV show. featured celebrities, studio audience   and viewer calls. Also hosted weekly public affairs/entertainment program, “Coming Together.” Distinctions: Won two Emmys and a National IRIS award

 EARLY CAREER SUMMARY…

REPORTER/TALK SHOW HOSTWXYZ-TV (Detroit) – Distinction:  Advancement of Justice Award/news special on grand jury investigations

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR/TALK SHOW HOST – WXYZ-TV (Detroit)  Developed community affairs program “template” for ABC-TV owned stations
Distinction: Created public service TV salute to high school valedictorians, sponsored nationally by General Motors

URBAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE – Chrysler Corporation
Distinction: Coordinated introduction of first U.S.-built front-wheel-drive cars

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – New Detroit, Inc (National Urban Coalition)Managed: media relations, news policy, publications, speech writing, five-member staff
Distinction: Created highly effective city image campaign,  “Detroit is People”

VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR – Seymour & Lundy Associates, Inc.Nation’s largest black-owned PR firm; created Training Resources Division
Distinction: Educational Supplement “Black America’s Echoes of the Past”

MANAGEMENT TRAINEE – Manufacturer’s National Bank of Detroit

EDUCATION: Michigan State University; BA Olivet College,  (MI) – Distinguished Alumni

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:Public Relations Society of America/Planning & Executing Public Information Programs  >>> IBM Executive Seminar/Management by Objectives  >>>  National Training Laboratory/Human Relations  >>>  Wayne State University/Applied Management & Technology Center/Supervising Skills

*Music: Greg Luttrell live at the Shanghai House of Blues (China)

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