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Awards-Public Relations and Social Media

  • Described as running, “A perfect public relations program,” by Washington Post columnist Colby King, December, 2016.
  • 2016-Best Customer Service-CGOV
  • 2016-Finialist-Best Podcast-National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2016-Forbes-America’s Best Employers-based on outside reviews of companies and governments
  • 2016-Finialist-Best Audio-National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2016 Finalist-Communicator of the Year-National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2016-Top award for best teamwork-CGOV
  • 2016-Finalist-National Customer Service Award Winner-CGOV2016-Two first place awards for television hosting and production-DCTV
  • 2015-Two first place awards for television hosting and producing-DCTV
  • 2015-Described as “The best government podcaster in America” per the moderator of an international communications conference in Washington, D.C.
  • 2015-Best Podcast-National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2015-Best Audio-National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2015 Finalist-Communicator of the Year-National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2014-Finalist-Communicator of the Year-National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2014-National Customer Service Award Winner-CGOV
  • 2014-Best Use of Technology-CGOV
  • 2014-Top awards for podcast and audio, National Association of Government Communicators
  • 2014-Three regional awards for television production and hosting
  • Award for Excellence in Public Affairs-National Association of Government Communicators-2013
  • Website of the Week-Government Video Magazine-2013
  • One of the top 5% most viewed @LinkedIn profiles for 2012
  • Television and radio shows featured by the White House and major agencies and websites
  • Television show joins the White House, the Pentagon and NASA as a “Top Channel”  in a new internet television channel
  • Work featured in a Department of Justice document on social media for government
  • AOL Video; Truvo, Digg–highest rated videos
  • Podcast Pickle; Blogged -top podcasts
  • All Star Speaker for social media-Advanced Learning Institute
  • Award for contributions to the Correctional Education Association
  • Award for marketing-Combined Federal Charities
  • First place award-Washington Film Festival-technical assistance
  • Award for Significant Community Impact for Television Production-DCTV
  • Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals
  • National Media Award-American Probation and Parole Association
  • Social media site called a “National Model of Communications” by the National Community Corrections Association
  • First Place-Television Production-American Correctional Association
  • First Place-Television Production-DCTV
  • First Place-Television Production-Prince Georges Television
  • Top-Ten Government Websites-Government Computer Magazine
  • Website of the Month-Government Video Magazine
  • Finalist (two years) Fed Pitch
  • Included in the federal “Best Practices” page, General Services Administration.
  • Award from the US Department of Justice for work on the “McGruff-Take a Bite Out of Crime” national media campaign, the nation’s most successful public service advertising campaign
  • Award from the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Association for successful statewide anti-theft media campaign
  • Four awards for national clearinghouse operations-National Criminal Justice Reference Service, National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice
  • Received Maryland Governor’s Citations for:
  1. Exemplary Public Information Office
  2. Emergency Management
  3. Saving’s Bond Campaign and United Charities Campaign
  4. Successful statewide carjacking media campaign
  5. The return of American hostages before the start of the first Middle East war
  6. Received Governor’s “Salute to Excellence” for nomination for state employee of the year for all state agencies

Crisis Media Management:

Successfully handled major events that received international, national and regional news coverage. Examples include:

  • Hurricane Katrina (first non-FEMA employee at FEMA headquarters working public affairs)
  • 9-11 events
  • hurricanes
  • tornadoes
  • blizzards
  • plane crashes
  • community evacuations
  • prison riots
  • major crimes
  • police shootings
  • the return of American hostages before the start of the Middle East war at BWI airport,
  • And endless news stories with major policy considerations.


  • The Johns Hopkins University—Baltimore, MD: Certificate of Advanced Study (post-Master’s degree) — Liberal Arts
  • University of Baltimore–Baltimore, MD:Master of Science –Criminal Justice/Criminology
  • Towson University—Towson, MD: Bachelor of Science–General Studies/Law Enforcement and Criminology