Public Relations and Corporate Communications executive for the last 20 years with an emphasis in healthcare. Began working with Merritt Hawkins & Associates from the firm's inception and helped build it into the largest, most visible physician search and consulting firm in the United States. Author of over 400 articles and four books, including "Will the Last Physician in America Please Turn Off the Lights? A Look at America's Looming Doctor Shortage""; "Merrritt Hawkins Guide to Physician Recruiting"; "Have Stethoscope, Will Travel: Staff Care's Guide to Locum Tenens"; "In Their Own Words, 12,000 Physicians Reveal Their Thoughts on Medical Practice in America". Originated numerous public relations initiatives, including the nationally known "Country Doctor of the Year Award". Responsible for thousands of media placements and personally cited in dozens of publications and media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, People magazine, USA Today, NPR and many others.
Specialties: Setting strategic corporate communications/public relations plans and executing plans to obtain positive visibility, credibility and profitability.