ANDREW B. WILSON
Winner of top national awards for executive speeches, annual reports and opinion pieces. Contributing author, "The Dynamic American Firm" (Kluwer, publisher, 1996), and author of thousands of by-lined articles published in leading newspapers, magazines and journals.
A. B. Wilson Communications (1993 to present)
Focus is on writing clearly and persuasively on business and economic issues in support of top executives of major companies. Sole speech writer for Boeing President Harry Stonecipher. Principal writer of 1997, 1998 & 1999 Boeing annual reports, with responsibility for drafting the CEO/President letter and other sections of report. Have written major speeches for the CEOs of Boeing, Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly, McDonalds, RCN Corp, W. S. Badcock Corp and Zoltek Companies, Inc.
Twice cited by Speechwriter's Newsletter lists of 10 Best Speeches of the year. Produced 20 speeches reprinted in full in the prestigious Vital Speeches of the Day, plus numerous citations in professional publications. McDonnell Douglas CEO letter was described in Corporate Annual Report Newsletter "perennially one of the nation's best." Also wrote award-winning Zoltek annual reports from 1993 through 1999.
Born 1946. B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University. Several years at a major metropolitan newspaper, then four years in the Middle East as chief correspondent of "Mideast Markets." Joined Business Week in 1978, managing the Dallas bureau for two years and the London bureau for five years. Wrote Business Week cover stories on Margaret Thatcher and financier Jacob Rothschild. On freelance basis served for two years as principal book reviewer for "International Management," a prestigious London-based monthly magazine. Joined McDonnell Douglas in 1985 as head of international public relations; later became director of financial public relations and chief speechwriter. Set up own company in 1993.
National awards include: International Association of Business Communicator Gold Quill award and four Gold Medals from International Academy of Communications Arts & Sciences for speeches; plus five Gold Medals in Nicholson competition for best-in-industry annual reports. Boeing and Zoltek 1998 ARs both won best in category (aerospace and construction materials, respectively) in latest Nicholson competition.