My Story



Higher Education Strategy Consultant, Association of African Universities

Government Strategic/Crisis Communications Trainer & Consultant, US Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program

Fulbright Specialist, U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program

Deputy Spokesperson, University of Virginia

Director of Media Relations, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Professor of Strategic/Crisis Communications: University of Virginia, Purdue University, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, American University, Rutgers University, University of Florida

Director of Communications and Public Relations, Danville Regional Foundation


Doctor of Public Administration, Valdosta State University

Master of Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia

Certificates in Nonprofit Management, Duke University; Sorensen Political Leaders Program, University of Virginia; Leadership and Business Strategy, UVA Darden School of Business (Audited). 

APR (Accreditation in Public Relations), Public Relations Society of America


I am a former New York City special investigator.

I have experience as a television host and script writer.

I played club baseball at UVA.

My family spends time each year at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. Chautauqua has been a bastion for lifelong learning and athletic recreation for almost 150 years.

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