Speaker: Jerry Amernic
December 9, 2021, via ZOOM
Title: The life and times of Babe Ruth, the Legacy
Jerry Amernic is a writer. He is the author of several books and a public relations/communications professional who helps make organizations media-friendly by developing proactive and strategic media relations programs designed to garner ongoing media exposure. Jerry brings a strong media background to PR and corporate communications, with clients from a wide variety of sectors. These clients have included some of the leading organizations in Canada, as well as law firms, management consulting firms, financial service organizations, and many others.
A frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines and trade journals, Jerry has been a newspaper reporter, columnist with the Toronto Sunday Sun, and correspondent with several daily newspapers. He was also a Senior Consultant with two Toronto-based PR agencies. He is an Executive Media Trainer and Keynote Speaker.
Jerry's most recent book is BABE RUTH - A Superstar's Legacy which is the first book ever written about the legacy of the great baseball icon. But it goes far beyond baseball. Jerry also wrote the Julian Fantino memoir DUTY - The Life of a Cop, and Victims: The Orphans of Justice. His works of fiction include the novels Gift of the Bambino, The Last Witness, and Qumran.
Speaker: Denis M. Crawford
January 13, 2022, via ZOOM
Title: The Life and Teams of Jonny F Bassett, Maverick Entrepreneur of North American Sports
Dr. Denis M. Crawford is a training coordinator at Youngstown State University and a freelance writer. His research interests are sports entrepreneurship and alternate professional sports leagues. His recently published biography of Johnny F. Bassett is his third book.
Speaker: Mark Fisher
February 10, 2022, via ZOOM
Mark Fisher was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Council of the Great Lakes by the Council’s board in 2014. Mark is a seasoned professional with 13 years of experience in policy-making, strategic business planning, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, public advocacy, and issues management.
He brings a wealth of experience in international affairs, with a focus on advancing the United States-Canada relationship in the areas of trade, security, natural resource development and environmental protection. He also brings extensive experience providing advice to key decision-makers and influencers, including the Prime Minister of Canada, provincial premiers and ministers, parliamentarians, and C-level executives from the private and not-for-profit sectors.