I’m a strategy-focused leader, manager and planner with extensive experience in media and public relations, organizational and employee communications, marketing and public affairs in government and industry. I believe in integrated communications, strategic planning, and the critical role of marketing and positioning. I’m also an early adopter, innovator and advocate for the smart employment of new media and new information technologies in communications, marketing and PR.
In October 2010 I joined the U.S. intelligence community as a public affairs officer with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. My initial assignment at NGA was to lead the agency’s media relations effort. Since May 2011 I have been chief of internal communications.
Earlier I was in the corporate world, notably as director of communications, marketing and public relations at a business unit of General Dynamics. Before that I was a public affairs officer for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense, where my final assignment was to lead the department’s press operations in the Pentagon.
Outside of work I like to listen to audiobooks, mostly classic fiction, while commuting, and I like to go on bike rides with my wife, mostly along old towpaths and railways in DC, northern Virginia and Maryland. I’m interested in journalism and the future of the news, and I’m interested in books and the future of libraries.