Fletcher Dean is an award-winning writer of speeches and articles for a variety of business, educational and motivational speakers. He's a five-time presenter at the Annual Speechwriting Conference in Washington, D.C., athree-time recipient of the Award of Excellence forSpeechwriting from the Public Relations Society ofAmerica and the winner of three Gold Medals from the Cicero Speechwriting Awards. Most recently, he was honored with the Cicero Grand Prize honoring the best speech of 2008. He is currently director of executive speechwriting at The Dow Chemical Company.Fletcher has more than 20 years experience as a communications professional. He has managed Internal and External communications functions and served as the company spokesperson at a Fortune 500 company and is a certified Crisis Communication Expert. As a speechwriter, annual report writer, journalist and teacher, Fletcher has written on a broad range of subjects and in a variety of forums. From the National Press Club to the CEO Club of Boston and from Washington to China, his speeches have helped executives and business leaders deliver their ideas to audiences around the world. Those speeches have been reprinted in such prestigious journals as Vital Speeches of the Day (13 times), Executive Speeches, Speechwriter's Newsletter and Executive Excellence. In addition, he's spoken before such groups as the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Public Relations Society of America, and the Association of Administrative Professionals.
David Murray is the director of research at the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS). He has written articles for dozens of publications, including the "Wall Street Journal", "Washington Post", "Christian Science Monitor", & "Roll Call" & has appeared on various shows on the History Channel, CNN, NBC, ABC, & NPR. He lives in the Washington, DC metro area.