About the Author
Allan Golombek has more than 20 years communications experience as a speechwriter, journalist, and public affairs consultant. His work has encompassed such public policy issues as financial and banking regulation, health care, trade, justice and criminal law reform, and housing. His clients have included Canadian cabinet ministers at both the federal and provincial level, as well as corporate CEOs and business associations.
As a speechwriter, Mr. Golombek has been honored with awards from the National Association of Government Communicators in Washington, D.C., and the National Media and Public Relations Forum in New York. He has conducted several workshops on the basics of speechwriting.
Mr. Golombek has contributed to several publications, including the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Wall Street Journal, Ottawa Citizen, and Books in Canada. He has been a public affairs panelist for several Toronto-area radio and television stations, including CBC Radio’s regional affiliate.
From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Golombek was Principal Speechwriter for the Premier of Ontario, a position that involved helping to shape communications strategy for the government of Canada’s largest province, as well as managing a writing staff. For six years (from 1979 to 1985) he was a reporter and editor, for United Press and the Toronto Sun.