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Last Login 1/21/2016
Location Wellesley, MA
Education Bachelors Degree
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Summary of Experience
Dick is a communication professional with strong journalism credentials that include five books and hundreds of articles in national magazines and major newspapers to include Yankee, Consumers' Digest, The Boston Herald and Washington Times, to name a few. His articles have also appeared in numerous trade and industry publications covering commercial real estate, homebuilding, high-technology and financial services.

In addition to building startups into major corporations such as UBS-Agrivest, the agricultural investment division of UBS and Wright Express (NYSE/WEX), Dick has written for and arranged national media coverage for Citibank, Wilmington Trust, Mass Mutual (CML), Pepsi, Trayport, FCM360 and United Technologies. He has also represented the governments of Vietnam and Japan and corporations in Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany and China.

He has over 25 years of solid experience writing news releases, Websites, Blog content, think pieces, white papers, collateral material and promotional copy.

His industry experience includes: financial services, wholesale banking, retail banking, financial technology, foreign exchange, high technology, software, environmental technology, clean diesel technology, manufacturing, aerospace, homebuilding and residential construction, commercial real estate including hospitality and international trade.

His news releases, white a papers, and feature articles resulted in client coverage by The Washington Post, AP, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Businessweek, The New York Times and Agence France Presse to name a few major media outlets.He also freelances for e-Forex Magazine.

He is author of three successful nonfiction books on residential construction and two corporate biographies.

Dick is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and was awarded the Bronze Star for service as a US Air Force captain serving as a combat-zone media relations officer.

Dick is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (formerly Sigma Delta Chi), The Foreign Press Association of New York, the New York Deadline Club and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. His business and community affiliations include the New England Canada Business Council, public relations committee, and the Boston Global Forum, editorial board.
Specialties
Feature articles, ghostwriting, news releases, white papers, Op-Ed pieces, technical articles, CEO speeches, corporate biographies, Websites. Web content and public relations planning and strategy development
Interests
Institutional and retail financial services, commercial real estate, high technology, commercial real estate, homebuilding and international business especially China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan and Saudi Arabia
Education
Defense Information Officers School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN Journalism, Public Relations, TV Production, Political Science, Certificate of Completion

As a US Air Force Information Officer I completed the intense program offered by the US Army covering journalism, media relations, public relations and TV production.


University of Connecticut Bachelor of Arts Degree

Graduated the University of Connecticut with studies in history, art and art history.


Association Memberships
The National Press Club The National Press Club is a private club for journalists and communications professionals and has been a Washington institution for more than a century. At the same time, the Press Club is a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe.

The National Press Club has reciprocal agreements with the Harvard Club in Boston and Yale Club in New York.

Foreign Press Association of New York FPA helps the international press corps cover events in the USA, with the New York association focusing on UN and US State Department.

Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi) The Society of Professional Journalists has been improving and protecting journalism since 1909.

New England Canada Business Council Dick serves on the Public Relations Committee of this organization whose aim is to foster trade and cultural exchanges between Canada and the New England States with a particular emphasis on energy.

Certificates
Accredited Member APR Public Relations Society of America
As an Accredited Member of the Public Relations Society of America, Dick completed both a written and oral exam covering the highest standards of public relations practices and takes part in continuing education programs.

Projects by Industry
Manufacturing

Write news releases, feature articles and created and manage the Website of a US manufacturer of printed circuit boards for the aerospace, defense and medical device manufacturing

Finance

Dick writes articles, news releases and white papers on high-speed, low-latency trading and trading technology with emphasis on foreign exchange (forex) and derivatives. He has also covered foreign investment in US farmland, pension asset reversion, investments, life insurance and annuities. He is true editor of Forex Summit a monthly publication for the foreign exchange industry.

High Tech

Dick has written news releases and editorial pitch letters as well as articles and white papers for high tech companies including Wright Express (WEX-NYSE) IT and credit card system for the transportation industry, PeerApp, file sharing technology for streaming movies and other data intensive content, Morpheus Technologies, biometrics, United Technologies, wind power development, WhiteSmoke, advanced spelling and grammar software development based in Israel, Fresenius, advanced dialysis technology.

A sample from a white paper I wrote for Rypos on advanced clean diesel technology and government policy follows.

Banking

Dick's articles on Banking trends and financial regulation have appeared in Banking Technology magazine and e-FOREX magazine.

Most recently, Dick covered the SWIFT conference in Boston covering foreign exchange, Dodd-Frank, international banking regulations, cyber currency, and cyber threats to the financial sector for Banking Technology magazine.

He also writes articles underscoring the wealth management expertise of clients such as Wilmington Trust, Legacy Financial Advisors and Atlantic Financial, Inc. Additionally Dick has covered the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), qualified pension plans and other financial issues for Citibank and Mass Mutual (CML).

Projects by Asset Type
Technical Article

Dick has written and published technical articles covering B2B electronics, medical electronics, financial services, energy, security and both commercial and residential construction technology.

Press Release

In addition to straightforward corporate announcements, a press release can carry a lot more weight. Dick, often looks for the story behind the story to create press releases that really resonate with the editors. One tactic he often uses is to relate the client's business to global issues and trends. This news release, for example, talks about how his client is bucking the outsourcing trend by manufacturing custom, high-reliability circuit boards in the USA. Note that instead of a story about a small company in New Hampshire, the news release makes that company part of the economic rebound.

Article

Dick has written countless articles ranging from consumer magazine pieces for Yankee and Consumers' Digest to trade magazine pieces on a wide range of topics that have included pension plans for professionals, private aircraft interior design, security management, foreign exchange and hotel development trends. This latest piece covers the application of flexible circuit boards in medical devices and avionics.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Dick has written numerous articles for popular magazines and newspapers on home construction, consumer products and personal finance. In addition he has five published books to his credit - three books on home building - and two corporate biographies.

Credits include the Washington Times, The Boston Herald, Worcester Telegram, Insight Magazine, Yankee, Consumers' Digest, Natural Home, Timberframe Home, Second Home Journal and others.

Attached is a sample of an article on building in Nantucket where Dick built his own vacation house.

His books are available on Amazon by searching Dick Pirozzolo

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