New Orleans, LA 70119
Author of Edwin & I-a semi-historical novel of the life and times of Edwin Edwards, Louisiana’s Governor for sixteen years known for his mastery of politics and his fast and loose ways with gambling, women and political corruption. Also author of many newspaper and magazine articles. Accomplished public speaker and tour guide. EXPERIENCE
CEO, Bob Crowley LLC 2013-Present New Orleans, LA Author, Journalist, Photographer, Tour Guide
President, Creative Benefits for Educators 2007-2013-Tallahassee, FL Directed staff for insurance marketing firm, wrote weekly newsletter for local leaders of the Florida Education Association. Developed website for members of the association and programs for retirees.
Consultant, Calibre Corporation 2005-2007-Baton Rouge, LA Wrote responses to RFPs dealing with Katrina reconstruction and negateiated contracts with state and federal agencies.
Salesman, Price LeBlanc Toyota 2004-2005-Baton Rouge, LA Recognized as a top sales generator. Sold 15 to 20 cars per month. Executive Director, Louisiana Federation of Teachers 1975-2004-Baton Rouge, LA Directed organizing program, wrote monthly newspaper, spoke to civic groups, lobbied the legislature and the state board of education.
Executive Director, United Teachers of New Orleans 1972-1975-New Orleans Supervised contract negotiations, wrote a Weekly Update circulated to 7000 teachers and school employees, wrote the monthly newsletter and processed grievances. Executive Director, Orleans Educators Association 1971-1972 -Operated offset press. Wrote and produced publications, processed grievances, led effort to merge two unions to form the United Teachers of New Orleans.
Acting Executive Director, Duval Teachers Association 1970-1971 Managed entire operation of union.
Teacher of American History and English, Duval County Public Schools (Jacksonville, Florida)
University of Florida Bachelors and Masters in English and History SKILLS
Podcast writing, Copy editing, Fact checking, Public speaking, Tour guiding (licensed), Birding, Writing, Louisiana and New Orleans history lectures