Biography

I am a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C., where I am currently vice president for editorial services at the American Bankers Association, a trade association for banks of all sizes and charters in the nation’s $15 trillion banking industry, and editor-in-chief of the association’s more-than-century-old flagship magazine, the ABA Banking Journal. My work includes writing and editing a daily e-bulletin with more than 70,000 readers, contributing and editing content for the magazine and its website, ghostwriting op-eds and other executive communications, and ensuring that ABA’s written materials reflect and achieve the industry’s advocacy priorities.

Prior to joining ABA, I was managing editor of Philanthropy, a publication of the Philanthropy Roundtable and where I continue to serve as a contributing editor. Before joining the Roundtable, I was an associate editor at the American Enterprise Institute, where I wrote and edited a wide range of publications, updated the think tank’s website, and worked on social media projects. During that time, I created a blog on aviation policy, which is no longer active but whose archives I keep available. In 2009-2010, I was an inaugural Washington Fellow at the National Review Institute.

I have published freelance articles and reviews on aviation policy, philanthropy, and a wide range of other topics in the Wall Street Journal, The Weekly StandardCommentary, Forbes.com, The American, TCS Daily, and other outlets, and I write for the National Geographic Bee. My ghostwritten work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles TimesUSA TodayAtlanta Journal-ConstitutionHuffington Post, Roll Call, The Hill, and other major outlets.

I received my B.A. in history and political science from Tulane University in New Orleans, where I worked as disaster relief coordinator for a neighborhood church after Hurricane Katrina.

I live with my wife, Erin, and our two children in Washington’s Petworth neighborhood.

Any opinions reflected in articles on this website are mine alone. I do not speak for any employers past or present.

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