I’m fortunate to work with an incredible team at Morningstar Communications to help industry leaders clarify their messages, connect with the people who matter most, and change attitudes and behaviors.
With experience in multiple industries and companies – including Brewer Advertising (Y&R Advertising), The Boasberg Company and Hallmark Cards – I learned how to lead an agency before starting Morningstar Communications at age 40.
Providing strategic business counsel to CEOs and other top executives remains one of my favorite parts of the job. Evoking a philosophy I created called “Think Excellence, Not Difference,” I help companies across the country grow. I also frequently deliver keynote presentations to national, regional and local audiences, sharing my knowledge and passion for marketing and communications. I also help facilitate panel discussions, serve as an emcee, and coach executives to enhance their persuasiveness.
Before I finished college I learned that my passion for playing sports and making music would be relegated to hobbies, and that strategic integrated communications was my destined profession. I’m an unabashed “homer” for all things Kansas City. In my free time, I like to garden and spend time with my wife, Shanny, our two sons, Jarrod and Avi, and Raia, our rescue dog who comes to the office almost every day and serves as “Chief Stress-Relieving Officer.”