For more than four decades, I have counseled executives on their organization’s communications strategy. Much of my career has focused on investor relations issues for public companies in a wide range of industries, facing numerous issues at various times in their life cycles. I have worked as part of the senior management teams of three public companies, and with scores more clients directly and as leader of several successful communications agencies I created and led. I now work as an independent consultant with a limited number of clients. I am also Chairman of Nuuko, Inc., a collaboration platform I co-founded and helped to build for individuals with C-level experience and boutique consulting firms. Before creating Nuuko and then becoming an individual consultant using the Nuuko platform, I co-founded Qorvis Communications, an integrated public relations, public affairs, advertising, online marketing and research firm based in Washington, DC. Using a unique no-timesheets business model I created, Qorvis became one of the largest and fastest growing firms of its kind in the nation. I sold my interests in Qorvis in early 2010. Over the course of my career, I have been involved in amicable and hostile acquisitions, initial and follow-on equity and debt offerings, Chapter 11 filings, and virtually all other corporate events. My overall communications experience is very broad, and includes well-known and highly regarded public relations, advertising and interactive/digital campaigns. Ever since my first job in my young twenties, when I led the public information campaign for the integration of the Alexandria (VA) Public Schools (memorialized in the movie “Remember the Titans”), I have always reported to the organization’s most senior leader. I am a frequent speaker to business and academic groups and quoted in the news media often. I received my BA in philosophy from The George Washington University in 1967.