After 34 years as an awarded-winning journalist, Tom Squitieri joined the public relations and communications world and turned his talents into capturing client ideas and crafting them into prose that is smart, creative, unique, seductive and compelling, to say what the clients want to say and connect them to those the clients seek.
Tom's passion to use communication, writing and training to give structure and voice to the important work and thoughts of others comes from being a superb policy writer with an uncanny knack for rendering complex ideas into simple compelling text; those skills have resulted in three Overseas Press Club Awards and three White House Correspondent Association awards as a journalist and, in less than two years in the public relations arena, a winner of a 2007 Communicator Award of Distinction.
In addition, Tom was invited to create and then teach a unique college course that combines journalism, public affairs, ethics, philosophy, current affairs and war zone survival skills into a practical application to broaden thinking and day-to-day success. That course teaches students how to ask questions that cannot be dodged, answers that are detailed and on-point, the ability to think on one’s feet and use all of one’s senses. It also teaches the merits of when to be silent and how to write creatively and clearly.
His interests include his children, tennis, biking hiking, cooking, gardening and yard work, repairing things, astronomy, movies, theater, art, music, meditating, travel, culture, foods and drinks, sunsets and beaches and mountains, amusement parks and roller coasters, friends and the search for truth and happiness.