Government and Corporate

Joe also takes on media and communications projects for companies, government agencies and private individuals internationally. His gigs run a gamut from corporate books, ebooks, itineraries, blogs and brochures to photography, video scripts, recorded interviews, website writing, press releases and advertorials. Joe’s  private and public sector clients include FEMA and UNESCO to rum makers, cruise lines, travel firms and luxury hotels. 

Fema

As a Creative Services Manager and Writer/Researcher for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Joe has undertaken editing and writing assignments in disaster areas.

His deployments have included:

  • Instructed online course for new Fema writers (2021)
  • Magna Earthquake in Utah (2020)
  • Hurricane Matthew in Florida (2018)
  • Hurricane Harvey in Texas (2017)
  • Watershed Project in Louisiana (2017)
  • Hurricane Matthew in Florida (2016)
  • Killer tornadoes in Oklahoma (2014, 2015 and 2019)
  • Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore (2012)
  • Severe floods in North Dakota (2011)

Joe’s body of work for FEMA includes press releases, public service announcements, speech writing, talking points, op-ed pieces for local newspapers, and articles for FEMA Weekly, as well as a booklet on the relationship between FEMA and Native American tribes, a briefing packet on Sandy for the New Jersey Congressional delegation, and a welcome packet for temporary housing residents in North Dakota.


UNESCO

A series of Newspaper articles and video scripts on UNESCO Marine World Heritage Sites around the World


Blogging

Blogs about travel, food, wildlife, flora, environmental concerns and much for in Africa, South America and Europe for leading adventure travel companies in the US and Canada. 


Corporate Content

covid
LA Times

The Next Challenge in Combatting Covid-19

A year ago, when the nation was confronted with a deadly pandemic, it seemed like an almost impossible quest that the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries — and the government agencies — could research, develop, authorize and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020. MORE


Underwater Adventures

Some call it inner space—the more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface that lies underwater. Since the dawn of human history, people have wondered what sits below the surface and tried to figure out means by which they could explore the submarine world. MORE


‘Oktober’ starts right now in Vegas

Can’t make it all the way to Germany for Oktoberfest? Although it’s the polar opposite of Munich in just about every possible way, Las Vegas is a pretty good place to quaff beer, munch German cuisine and shout “Prost” during the month of October, from The Strip and Downtown, and in local bars, clubs and restaurants. MORE


How to feel healthier and younger at any age

It’s never too late to jump on the physical fitness bandwagon. Just look at fitness gurus Jane Fonda and the late Jack LaLanne, seniors who have demonstrated the benefits of exercise well past 65. MORE


New cancer drugs promise better outcomes, fewer side effects

A new wave of recently approved treatments is expected to significantly alter the fight against cancer. MORE


Many Presbyterian Homes residents keep working and even find exciting new careers post-retirement

“Retire Nothing” is more than just a recurring mantra at Presbyterian Homes, a network of vibrant retirement communities in the suburbs of Evanston, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights. MORE


Corporate book on history of Appleton Rum

Book on the 400-year-old history of Appleton Rum in Jamaica. Client was Gruppo Campari in San Francisco and Milan. Project included both archival research and interviews with past and present corporate executives. Photography included current and historical Appleton properties as well as organizing bids for the editing, design, packing and printing of the book.