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Michael C

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Last Login 1/4/2016
Location Orlando, FL
Education Bachelors Degree
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Summary of Experience
Michael has worked as a sports writer with a daily newspaper, and served seven years in the communications departments of three professional hockey teams -- with five years at the NHL level. In addition to his extensive sports writing experience, he served for five years as director of communications for a not-for-profit medical association where he wrote primarily about emergency medicine topics. He also spent a year as a technical writer for a major defense contractor and nearly three years with a major financial services firm. He currently writes for the largest Ohio State sports blog on the web.
Sports, medicine, finance.
Sports, music, movies and television.
The Ohio State University Journalism, Bachelor of Arts

Michael earned his bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in English from The Ohio State University in June of 1996.

Honors and Awards
Team Power Award Michael and the communications staff of the Florida Panthers won the organization's Team Power award for excellence in 2002.

Association Memberships
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Projects by Industry

Michael was Communications Specialist for The Newport Group from June 2011-February 2014, where he wrote and edited of all corporate communications for internal and external audiences. He also served as the firm's website editor and managed the company's social media sites.


Michael was Director of Communications for the Florida College of Emergency Physicians from August 2004-March 2010. In that role, he wrote press releases and electronic newsletters and served as Managing Editor for EMpulse magazine, a bi-monthly membership publication. He also handled all copy editing, layout, budget, advertising sales, print bids and distribution logistics, and maintained and wrote content for the organization's web site. In addition, he designed, and wrote copy for miscellaneous corporate brochures and other materials.


Michael is a senior columnist with, the web's leading Ohio State sports blog. He primarily covers OSU football and basketball with two weekly columns. Before joining, Michael spent five years as publications coordinator for the NHL's Florida Panthers. In that role, he wrote, edited and assisted with designing media guides, game programs, press releases and marketing materials. Previously, he was director of communications with the AHL's Albany River Rats and director of public relations with the WPHL's Amarillo Rattlers, where he handled similar writing responsibilities.


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