Ed is a retired businessman/writer. For over 40 years he worked for F500 firms as an administrative manager in sales and marketing, speech writer, director of corporate events, and finally as director of executive support; reporting to the CEO and the Board of Directors, Ed traveled the world, running events, hosting client functions, and running executive presentations.
Ed is also a writer. For 25 years he published The Jokesmith, a quarterly comedy newsletter for business and professional speakers, on a part-time basis. He wrote “We’re Roasting Harry Tuesday Night, How to Plan, Write, and Conduct the Business/Social Roast (Prentice-Hall).” He also wrote “The Nana in the Chair (AuthorHouse 2003),” and a revised editions of Irish folk tales and family life in the Forties (Red Roof Press 2006).
In 1991/92, Ed published two niche joke books through his own imprint (The JokesmithPress). They were entitled, “The Attack of the Kill Bean Counters, Jokes For & About Those Warm-Hearted Folks in Finance,” and “What is a Human Resource? Jokes For & About Those Jolly Folks in Personnel.” Both are currently in update mode.
Ed is currently working on a business humor book (“The Druids as Entrepreneurs, A Business person’s Garden of Verse and other Poisonous Growths”) and doing free-lance speech writing and speech augmentation. He also does newspaper commentary.
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