I'm a lifelong history buff and the author of LEAD LIKE IKE: Ten Business Strategies from the CEO of D-Day, published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. (Available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.)
A regular contributor to Forbes.com, I've been gainfully employed in business journalism and corporate communications for more than a quarter-century. Working both freelance and on-staff, I have worked for Condé Nast, Deloitte Consulting, Fairchild Publications, and News Corp., as well as nonprofit organizations such as The Conference Board and the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, where I was Vice President, Communications.
In October 2010, I was privileged to be the Keynote Speaker at the Eisenhower Legacy Dinner, which was held at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.
I get around: I've addressed large audiences from Fortune 500 companies on numerous business topics. And I've been interviewed by ABC News, CNBC, Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor's Business Daily, in addition to Compliance Week, Directors & Boards, and Corporate Boards. I was Managing Editor of Across the Board (now known as The Conference Board Review), a monthly business magazine of thought and opinion at The Conference Board, and I was the first director of The Conference Board's website, which won numerous awards upon its launch.
Like many writers, I once dreamed of writing the great American novel but gave that up in an attempt to write the great American screenplay. The closest I came to that lofty achievement was writing Hero in the Family with John Drimmer for The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC. I've been a member of the Writers Guild of America, East for more than twenty years.
I was lucky enough to go to Purchase College, State University of New York and Fordham Prep the Jesuit high school in the Bronx. Today, I live in Scarsdale, New York, with my wife Margy, son Gregory, and our wonderful little dog, Heidi.