Join F. William Smullen to Discuss ‘Ways and Means for Managing Up’ at the National Press Club

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Join F. William Smullen to Discuss ‘Ways and Means for Managing Up’

“Ways and Means for Managing Up: 50 Strategies for Helping You and Your Boss Succeed” (McGraw Hill, April 2014) draws on Smullen’s extensive and wide-ranging military and professional career experiences and may serve as “a survival guide for some, a road map for others and a blueprint as well for those near the top of the pyramid.” Smullen is currently the director of the National Security Studies program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and professor of public relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.Smullen served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell for two years just prior to coming to SU. A professional soldier for 30 years, his military career included infantry and command and staff assignments and such public affairs positions as media relations officer at West Point and chief of media relations for the Department of the Army.

After leaving the military, Smullen was the executive assistant to Powell, assisting with the writing and promotion of the general’s best-selling autobiography and managing his private office and professional activities. Beginning in 1997, Smullen also became the chief of staff for America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth, chaired by Powell from May 1997 to January 2001.

The recipient of numerous recognition awards during his career, Smullen earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in public relations from the Newhouse School.

When:     Thursday, June 5, 2014

6:00 – 8:30p.m.

6:00 – 6:45p.m. – Reception

6:45 – 7:30p.m. – Program

7:30 – 8:30p.m. – Dessert, coffee & book signing

Politics and Prose will be on site for book sales.

Cash, checks and all major credit cards will be accepted.


Where:   National Press Club – Murrow, White, and Lisagor Rooms

                 529 14th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20045

(McPherson Square and Metro Center stops on the Red/Orange/Blue lines)

2301 Calvert Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-SYR-GOSU (797-4678)

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