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About the Author
James E. Lukaszewski (loo ka SHEV skee) advises, coaches, and counsels the men and women who run very large corporations and organizations. He is an expert in managing and counteracting tough, touchy, sensitive corporate communications issues. The fastest growing portion of his practice involves civil and criminal litigation. He is one of the few who can and truly does coach CEOs. He is a prolific author (several books, hundreds of articles), lecturer (corporate, college and university), coach, and counselor. He is quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, the Harvard Business Review, and industry trade journals. He is a columnist, advisor, or editor for almost every major public relations periodical. His 1992 book, Influencing Public Attitudes: Strategies that Reduce the Media's Power, remains a classic work in the field of direct communication. He is the author of the four-volume Executive Action Crisis Communication Management System and has published 26 unabridged monographs on critical communication subjects since 1994. He is an internationally recognized speaker on crisis management, ethics, media relations, public affairs, and reputation preservation and restoration. Visiting his Web site, www.e911.com, is like attending the University of Crisis Management. An accredited member of the International Association of Business Communicators (ABC) and the Public Relations Society of America (APR), Mr. Lukaszewski is a member of the PRSA's College of Fellows (Fellow PRSA); Board of Ethics & Professional Standards; the Corporate and Public Affairs/Government Sections; and the New York City and Westchester/Fairfield Chapters. He is recognized by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics as a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). He is also a member of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, the International Churchill Society, and a member and speaker for ASIS International (the American Society for Industrial Security). He served as a crisis communications advisor to the International Disaster Advisory Committee, Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance from 1989 to 1992, and is a civilian advisor to several other federal agencies including the United States Marine Corps. He lectures annually at the U.S. Marine Corp's East Coast Commander's Media Training Symposium and was the second recipient of its Drew Middleton Award. He is affiliated with New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, a guest lecturer at Columbia University, and a member of the Ancell School of Business Dean's Advisory Council, Western Connecticut State University. He is the recipient of Ball State University's 2004 National Public Relations Achievement Award, the 2004 Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA, the 2005 PR News Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2006 Lloyd B. Dennis Distinguished Leadership Award.