FREE-LANCE WEB EDITOR/WRITER: July 2008 – PRESENT
Currently managing content on multiple websites for diverse array of clients and ghostwriting op-eds for national trade organizations.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: National Office, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Maryland Heights MO, October 2005 – July 2008
Responsible for website and all publications, PR and advertising, annual meeting, and other member services.
FREE-LANCE EDITOR/WRITER: November 2001 – October 2005
Developed commissioned or self-generated projects in journalism, advertising, and publishing, including innovative multimedia civics program for schoolchildren.
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: America’s Future, St. Louis, May 1995 – November 2001
Wrote and produced conservative commentary broadcast daily on 100+ radio stations and published in 500+ newspapers. Edited bimonthly newsletter. Promoted and publicized America’s Future. Networked with other policy groups. Redesigned newsletter, launched first website, and introduced electronic delivery of commentaries.
HEAD COPYWRITER: Berger & Reed Advertising, New Orleans, January 1991 – May 1995
Created multimedia advertising campaigns for Cox Cable, Baumer Foods, Louisiana Gas Service Company, et al.
EDITOR: The New American, Appleton WI, Jan. 1986 – Jan. 1991
Improved look and content of this biweekly conservative news magazine and personally devised and implemented austerity campaign to reduce annual production costs by $250,000. Assigned articles, edited manuscripts, oversaw production, and devised advertising and promotions.
PUBLISHER/FREE-LANCE COPYWRITER: October 1983 – January 1986
Wrote, designed, produced, published, distributed, promoted, and sold several thousand copies of Only in New Orleans, a collection of cartoons. Created advertising campaigns for free-lance clients.
HEAD COPYWRITER: Peter Mayer Advertising, New Orleans, January 1979 – October 1983
Created multimedia advertising campaigns for Whitney Bank, Greater New Orleans Tourist and Convention Commission, Trappey’s Fine Foods, and other clients.
REPORTER/EDITOR: June 1975 – May 1979
Edited the bilingual regional monthly La Gazette des Acadiens, dedicated to the preservation of Cajun culture. Wrote feature articles and opinion pieces for other publications.
Frequent guest host for “Phyllis Schlafly Live,” weekly radio interview program devoted to educational topics, 1998 – 2002.
B.A. cum laude with honors in English from Tulane University in New Orleans, 1975. Postgraduate work at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (1976) and the University of New Orleans (1979).
55 years old, excellent health, married with six children. Wife is free-lance graphic artist and full-time homeschooling mother.