Tim Hayes brings nearly three decades of outstanding communications counsel and tactical experience - particularly at the leadership level - to clients. He shares much of that experience and lessons learned along the way in his first book, Jackass in a Hailstorm: Adventures in Leadership Communication. He has been named the No. 1 Speechwriter by the Washington, DC, chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators; winner of the top speech in the nation by PR News in its Platinum PR Awards; a national Cicero Speechwriting Award winner, and has been honored by more than 20 regional and state awards for excellence in writing. He is the subject of two USA Today articles, is a regular guest expert on regional and national radio programs, and has become recognized as a national resource regarding helping leaders perfect their public personas. Since 2000, he has led Tim Hayes Consulting as president, working to effectively position organizations in the marketplace through intelligent, well-reasoned and well-crafted speechwriting, executive message development, employee programs, government relations support, technical writing and public relations. Through his Total Pro line of services, Tim offers personalized leadership communications training at management retreats, conference appearances, and one-to-one consulting sessions.Tim has served leaders of all types of organizations through annual reports, transparency and sustainability reports, strategic speechwriting and presentation coaching, employee communications efforts, and other high-level communications designed to achieve key business objectives. Tim has worked directly with CEOs and other senior executives of major corporations, including Daimler-Chrysler, United States Steel Corp., H.J. Heinz Company, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Mellon Financial Corp., GNC Inc., PPL Corporation, Grant Thornton LLC, Fleet Boston Corp., Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Banco Santander Corp., Federated Investors Inc., Wabtec Inc., Michael Baker Corp., iGate Global Solutions Inc., Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc., Allegheny Ludlum Inc., Kennametal Inc., and the Pittsburgh Steelers. His career began as a newspaper reporter, where he won a statewide award for news coverage of his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tim earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from IUP in 1982. He resides with his family in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.