An award-winning writer and editor, Chris’ work has appeared in more than
thirty state, national, and international publications while thousands of his news releases have seen print, in addition to authoring three nonfiction books. His first book became required reading for a top national law enforcement training program, while also recognized by Congress. His other books were accepted into the trades, have generated international publicity, and the latest peaked at number eight in the nation as a top ten crime/mystery work.
The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) recognized Chris’ work through a higher education brand magazine that reaches about 340,000 readers a year. His editorial accomplishments include national Gold Medal awards in 2014 and 2016 and two prior regional awards from NCMPR, along with two-time top publication honors by Higher Education Marketing. Most recently, Chris’ employer won the 2019 state Wisconsin Technical College System District Boards Association Media Award for exemplary coverage.
On the speaking and training fronts, Chris has delivered keynote addresses before packed audiences in many sectors, while training thousands of high school and college students on personal branding. He taught communications for two decades at an accredited college and is a public relations management professional with more than a quarter-century of experience in developing speaking scripts (and articles) for corporate executives and faculty members with doctorate degrees.
Chris’ leadership helped an accredited college pass a $66.5 million public referendum. He holds a Master’s degree in Managerial Communications, is an Honorary Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Hall of Fame, a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, and is a certified Strategic Communications Management Professional on behalf of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Awards and Recognition
- 2019 Wisconsin Technical College System District Boards Media Award
- 2017 Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society as Honorary Member
- 2016 Gold Medal: National Council for Marketing & Public Relations - Best Magazine Story
- 2014 Gold Medal: National Council for Marketing & Public Relations - Best Magazine in Higher Education