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Terry Edmonds, First African-American Speechwriter in the White House.

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Terry Edmonds is the former chief speechwriter for President Bill Clinton.  In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has experience in nearly every aspect of executive-level communications and public affairs.  He has written speeches for presidential candidates, corporate CEOs, nonprofit leaders and University presidents.  He currently serves as strategic communications leader for the Systems unit of IBM.  In addition to crafting executive level speeches, op-eds and other internal and external written messages, he serves as a senior member of the Systems communications team and helps formulate communications strategies in support of the enterprise. 

Prior to coming to IBM, Terry spent four years as a chief speechwriter in the Obama Administration – first as a speechwriter for the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which directs the Federal government’s national service programs, including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America.  And later as senior advisor and speechwriter for NASA Administrator, Charles Bolden.

We here are very grateful to Mr. Terry Edmonds for agreeing to be a guest on the show.