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John T

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Last Login 8/31/2016
Location Normal, IL
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
John is a versatile, award-winning writer and webmaster with more than 15 years experience in developing content and running communications departments for higher education, government, business to business internet marketing, and non-profit agencies. For the past nine years, John has been responsible for all internal and external communication for a small college in a large Midwestern city, including press releases, accreditation documents, newsletters, social media, advertising, website content, and audio-visual projects.
Since 2008, John has been a member of the Board of Trustees for a public transit agency in Central Illinois. For two years, he was the acting Communications Director for a transportation planning agency responsible for long-range transportation planning in the Chicago region.
Specialties
Higher education, transportation, public policy, urban planning, sports, politics, and humor.
Interests
College basketball nut, political junkie, history buff, longtime humor writer for morning radio shows and satirical websites.
Education
University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Planning, MUPP

Master of Urban Planning and Policy program. Specialization in Economic Development.


Loyola University Chicago Journalism/Public Relations, B.A.

Earned a B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations while working for the student newspaper and writing for the literary magazine. Minor in African American Studies.


Honors and Awards
Silver Developed and wrote script for TV commercials.

Silver Trumpet Award Wrote and narrated Video News Release.

Silver Trumpet Award Wrote and narrated Video News Release.

Projects by Industry
Education

Wrote and edited re-accreditation self study report.
Wrote and edited five year strategic plan.
Developed television advertising campaign for a small, urban non-profit college.
Wrote website content for a community service arm of a small college.
Created, wrote and edited sports website for fans of an NCAA Division I college.

Non Profit

Wrote 1997 Annual Report for a non-profit planning advocacy agency in Chicago.
Edited white paper on digital communications infrastructure.

Transportation

Wrote official report and action plan for Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force in Normal, Illinois.
Wrote 15-page executive summary of long range transportation plan for the Chicago region.

Sports

Founder, writer, editor, and webmaster of a popular fan website for a mid-major college team receiving more than 100,000 page views per month.
Wrote dozens of features, game stories, and articles on college basketball, volleyball, soccer, and athletic administration.
Interviewed as a historian and basketball expert for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 2012 film "On The Shoulders of Giants"
Quoted as a college basketball authority in Dr. Norman Jones' 2005 book, "Growing Up in Indiana"
Quoted as an expert on Loyola basketball in Michael Lenehan's 2013 book, "Ramblers"

Humor

Worked as a comedy writer and character voice on the Howard Stern morning show in Washington, DC.
Writer/producer of a top rated morning radio show in Los Angeles.
Studied improv at I/O in Chicago under the tutelage of legendary actor Del Close.
Co-host of morning radio shows in Chicago and Seattle.
Member, Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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