My so-called retirement
I’m an advisory board member of the National Stuttering Association and former consumer representative to the American Board on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. I also co-authored a book that published in 2012. This keeps me active professionally but allows plenty of time for the usual retired stuff.
I studied journalism at Northwestern University, worked briefly as a newspaper reporter and gravitated into public relations. I spent 22 years at Illinois Bell and Western Electric with assignments in employee communications, opinion research, media relations, executive speeches, technology information and community relations during a period of dramatic change in the telecommunications industry. In 1990 I started my own consulting/writing practice in Chicago, James A. McClure Communications, and worked with corporate, agency and association clients in foodservice, health care, telecommunications, information technology and community development.
Meanwhile, I joined the Navy in 1964 and served at a joint forces base in Albuquerque, on a minesweeper in Vietnam and as an admiral’s speechwriter at the Great Lakes naval base near Chicago. I stayed in the reserves as a public affairs officer, commanded two reserve units and retired as a captain.
National Stuttering Association: Hall of Fame award 2007
Public Relations Society of America: College of Fellows, 2006
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org