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Tom Dulaney graduated with a BA in Journalism from Penn State in June 1968. He served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Special Agent based in Munich Germany until August 1971.
He has also been a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, print newsletter publisher, trade show creator and organizer, and online reporter/blogger, and novelist and fiction author during his 45 year career.
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Tom Dulaney graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Journalism in 1968. He was promptly given a "position of trust and responsibility" by the US Army against his will, courtesy of the draft. He served as a Special Agent in the 66th Military Intelligence Group in Munich, Germany during the Cold War years 1969 to 1971. The 66th has a long and sometimes unsavory history stretching from Germany in World War II to Iraq (Abu Ghraib prison) and Afghanistan of late.
Dulaney covered news for The Sharon Herald, a daily newspaper in Sharon, PA, as an intern and quasi-official reporter. Though a summer intern in 1967, he stumbled onto some big stories which he handled well enough to be told by the editors: "We know you're an intern, but as far as we're concerned you're just another reporter." That was a big promotion for an aspiring journalist, putting him in the queue for story assignments with the other reporters.
He reported and edited for several Chilton Company publications, most notably Iron Age Magazine and Distribution Magazine. Though defunct and unknown now, Iron Age was once a famous business magazine of its time.
He freelanced articles for various publications, including Philadelphia's Focus business magazine and Black Careers Magazine. During his career, he's covered White House press conferences, interviewed Cabinet-level officials in Washington, top corporate business leaders in the US, Canada and Australia.
He interviewed a wide variety of noteworthy people, including astronaut Guion Bluford (first African American in space), directors of the Wistar Institute (cancer research institute), officials at Philadelphia's Union League, Weedeater inventor George Ballas when the device was unknown, and a number of the inventors who pioneered the development of the auto gyro and computer hard drives.
While a grad student in journalism at American University, he got to question Bobby Kennedy campaign manager and John F. Kennedy Special Assistant Fred Dutton, and George Reedy, Press Secretary to President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
He scored a scoop and got a memorable interview with Donald Rumsfeld when Rumsfeld was an official in the Nixon Administration. After speaking in Baltimore, Rumsfeld allowed Dulaney to hop in the limo for an interview on the drive back to Washington.
Dulaney was named "Outstanding Journalism Graduate" in 1968 at Penn State, awarded by the Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism society--now known as SPJ or the Society of Professional Journalists. A sign of the times in 1968, sadly, was the women were excluded from consideration for the award.
Dulaney was on also a team that received the Jesse H. Neal Award, called the Pulitzer Prize of Business Journalism.
In 1982, he independently began reporting on the use of computer systems for Supply Chain Management. That led to his founding of the Distribution/Computer EXPOs in 1983. While unknown to the general public, the D/C EXPOs were the No. 1 trade shows for information technology in Supply Chain Management from 1983 until 2006.
National D/C EXPOs were held annually in Chicago each May from 1983 until 2006. The Navy Pier was home to the EXPOs from the middle 1990s until 2006. Regional EXPOs were held in the Los Angeles area and various spots of the East Coast.
For the general public: Supply Chain Management brings you all the junk you buy, eat, wear, drive, ride and watch for entertainment and so on. If it's on the shelves or delivered to your door, that's Supply Chain Management at work. It's an invisible industry because it works so well. Usually.
More recently, Tom has been a contributor to Kindle Nation Daily, a leading source of information on ebooks and the ebook revolution. See it here:
Tom Dulaney passed away on November 12th, 2013.
His ebooks and short stories are on Amazon at http://www.tinyurl.com/DulaneyOnAmazon
Tom's email address: email@example.com