About the Author
RICHARD LEVICK, ESQ. is the President & CEO of Levick Strategic Communications, which represents countries and companies in the highest-stakes global crises and litigation. His firm has directed media strategies on Guantanamo Bay; the Catholic Church; the Wall Street crisis; major recalls; and the largest environmental, regulatory, corruption, and merger matters in the world. Twice honored on the prestigious list of The Most Influential People in the Boardroom, Mr. Levick has been named to multiple professional Halls of Fame for lifetime achievement. He and his firm have received top honors and awards for Crisis, Litigation, Investor Relations, Public Relations and Food Crisis communications, among others. CHARLES SLACK is an award-winning business journalist and author of several previous books. Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America s First Female Tycoon, was awarded the 2005 Connecticut State Book Award for Biography and the Elle Magazine Reader Prize for Biography, and is in development for film by Edward Pressman, producer of Wall Street. Noble Obsession was named one of the 25 best Books to Remember for 2002 by the New York Public Library. Blue Fairways was a finalist for the 2000 USGA International Book Award. Mr. Slack writes and edits for some of the nation s largest business firms. His mainstream business journalism has appeared in Esquire, Reader s Digest, Fortune Small Business, and other publications.