My journey to a career in communications began during my junior year of high school, when my English teacher selected me to participate in a national writing contest. No, I didn’t win it. But I did realize that all those years of reading — books, newspapers, MAD magazine — might have a larger purpose.
Fast forward a few decades and I’ve compiled experiences and honed skills that position me well to help you succeed. I’ve served as a strategic communications and media relations leader at policy- and member-focused associations in Washington, D.C., including nearly 20 years at the nuclear energy industry’s policy organization spanning the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident. I’ve been a press secretary on Capitol Hill. I’ve served domestic and international clients at public affairs agencies. And I’ve covered local and state government at daily newspapers in Georgia and my home state of Virginia.
Wherever I’ve been, I’ve prided myself on being strategic, collaborative, accurate, proactive and effective. I believe in delivering excellence and positive results, and if you ask anyone who’s played softball or basketball with me over the years, they’ll tell you that I’m highly competitive and I play to win.
If you have an immediate project need or would benefit from counsel on your communications programs, I’d be delighted to speak with you to see how I can help.
“Steve was recommended to me by a colleague when we were looking for a talented writer with knowledge of the energy industry who could write for an executive level audience. We also had a tight turnaround. Steve provided us a rapid set of drafts and skillfully reflected our feedback. He met our deadline with room to spare and with materials that were on the mark.”