I’ve written speeches professionally for the better part of the last 15 years. In a career that’s been blessed with tremendous opportunities, I’ve written words that have been spoken by a dozen Fortune 500 CEOs; three U.S. presidential candidates (including one winner); two governors; five U.S. senators; six members of the House of Representatives; four […]
Leaders in Birmingham, Ala., publicly released Blueprint Birmingham this week. It’s a five-year strategic plan to improve quality of life and economic development efforts in the region and to change the way Birmingham is perceived by business leaders, young professionals, families and tourists around the world. Click here to read my op-ed about the plan […]
Click here to read my column in today’s Calgary Sun about recent controversy over that city’s efforts to rebrand for economic development and tourist attraction.
Click here to read my op-ed in this week’s issue of the Cincinnati Business Courier. The full text is only available to Bizjournals.com subscribers for the first month but will be available to the general public on September 13. Update: This op-ed has been picked up by the Sacramento Business Journal and is available online […]
Click here to read my op-ed in the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register about regional promotion and how communities across the Gulf region can turn the BP oil spill crisis into new economic opportunity.
Just agreed to speak at the 2011 Northwest Chamber Leaders Conference next March in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Northwest Chamber Leaders is a group of chamber executives, staff and private-sector leaders from across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. I’ve been asked to talk about how regions market themselves for economic development in […]
Thanks to the good folks at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, who gave me the opportunity to write the cover story for the summer edition of Chamber Executive magazine. The article takes a look at how communities across the country are working to brand and promote themselves for economic development, talent attraction and tourism in difficult […]
As oil continues to pour from BP’s ruptured pipeline into the Gulf of Mexico, beaches, wetlands and wildlife are under siege. Industry – from tourism to commercial fishing – is taking a beating. The anger and frustration this crisis has caused are understandable; the pain is real. But suggestions that this catastrophe underscores a need […]
Click here to read my op-ed in this week’s issue of Business First Louisville (Kentucky).
Promotion A Vital Component in Community Turnaround: Pittsburgh’s transformation is a lesson in public relations as much as public policy.June 3rd, 2010
Click here to read my op-ed about regional promotion and place making for economic development and talent attraction in today’s Dubuque (Iowa) Times-Herald.