I am a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C., where I am currently senior vice president for member communications 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. I lead a team of writers, editors and publishing professionals who produce print and digital periodicals, including a daily e-newsletter with more than 70,000 readers, as well as overseeing our copywriting and speechwriting work. I am also the producer and co-host of the weekly ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
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 During that time, I created a blog on aviation policy, which is no longer active but whose archives I keep available.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 Standard, Slate, the Washington Times, Commentary, 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 Times, USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Huffington Post, Roll Call, The Hill, and other major outlets. I’m currently serving on ASAE’s Communications Professionals Advisory Council.
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 three 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.