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Education

University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University- School of International and Public Affairs

Bachelors Degree- Arts- Science- University of Pennsylvania; Masters degree- Public Relations- Image Management- Columbia University- School of International and Public Affairs

Specialization:

Media Relations; Politics; Strategic Communications; Public Relations; Social Media; Public Speaking; Blogging; Non-profits; Creative Writing

Biography

Cliff Schecter is author of bestselling book, The Real McCain, 2008, published in three languages on three different continents. He is also a producer for award winning feature film, "The Algerian," 2015, and a lecturer on American politics for USIA/US State Department for foreign diplomats, journalists, professors, politicians, business professionals, and students. Cliff is a pioneer of digital public relations for former New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns from 2009 to 2013. Currently, he is working at LIbertas, LLC, a media relations company for national clients. Cliff grew up in a family where politics was always a discussion. He received a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Public Relations, Image Management, from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He is Board Member for the Ohio Innocence Project, Treasurer of the Board for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio, and Columnist for The Daily Beast. He served as Student Body President and Dean's Fellow at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. Cliff is a widely published and televised presence in the public relations industry.

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Legal Services
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SIM Lab Instructor
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Operations Development Director EMEA
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Wine and Spirits
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Great Neck, NY
Principal
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Physician
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Medical Practice
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N/A
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Leewood, KS
Chief Operating Officer
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Khansaheb Civil Engineering
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Principal
Avison Young
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Managing Partner
ALC
Marketing and Advertising
Grapevine, TX
Reasearch Associate
University of Maryland
Research
College Park, Maryland
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Real Estate Broker/Partner
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Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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TD Bank
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Real Estate
Deerfield Beach, FL
Chief Operations Officer
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Human Resources
Scotland, FL
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Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Washington, DC
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Guatemala City, DC
Marketing Director
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Retail
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Instructor in Pathology (former); Psychologist (current)
Dept. of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Mental Health Care
Cape Coral, FL
SVP and Chief Medical Officer
Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska
Regional Director
WoodmenLife
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Omaha, Nebraska
Concert Pianist and Conductor
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San Rafael, CA
CEO
Smoothie King Franchise, Inc
Food & Beverages
Metairie, LA
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Civil Engineering
Metairie, LA
Dean, Retired
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
Education Management
Duxbury, MA
Managing Director
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Non-Profit Organization Management
Santa Monica, CA
Chief Operating Officer
TranSigma
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Shelton, CT
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Caribbean Development Bank
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Mining & Metals
Ventura, CA
CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer)
Cinepolis
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Pastor
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Mexico City, DIF
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Osnabrueck,
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Houston,
Senior Associate Athletic Director
San Jose State University
Education Management
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Internal Auditor
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Honolulu, Hawaii
General Studies Instructor / MA and HIT programs
YTI Career Institute
Higher Education
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Sole Proprietor/Writer/Editor/Contributing Feature Writer
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Writing and Editing
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Philanthropy
Rochester, NY
Senior Advisor
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Partner
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Founder and CEO
Constantine's Enterprise
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Gainesville, VI
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Semiconductors
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New York, NY
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Regional Director; Citrus & Hernando Counties
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Regional Vice President
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Financial Services
Fairfield, Connecticut
President and Chief Learning Officer
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Professional Training & Coaching
Henderson, NV
Chairman and CEO
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Professional Training & Coaching
Northbrook, IL
Senior Adviser, International Affairs
US DOJ-ATF
Government Administration
Washington, DC
CEO and Practice Manager
Northeastern Anesthesia
Medical Practice
Kisco, NY
Reader in Restorative Dentistry
University of Bristol
Higher Education
Eidenburgh, NY
Founder/CEO
Affordable Furniture Mfg. Co.
Furniture
Tupelo,
Vice President, Quality, Research & Measurement
URAC
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 400, District of Columbia
Controller
Mallah Furman & Company PA
Accounting
Miami, FL
Principal
Belvedere British School - Abu Dhabi
Education Management
Mussfah Bin Zayed City, FL
CEO
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Information Technology and Services
Huixquilucan, FL
President
Southeastern Bible College
Education
Birmingham, Alabama
Executive Vice President, Operations
WD SEMI LLC
Business Supplies and Equipment
Durango, CO
Retired Warden
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Government Administration
Franklinton, NC
Vice President of Finance
Retail Inkjet Solutions, Inc.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Santee, CA
President
Thermistors Unlimited
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
St. Mary's, PA
President
SUNY Broome Community College
Higher Education
Binghamton, NY
Partner
Sager Legal Advisors LLP
Law Practice
Vancouver, NY