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  1. 1. ProfileAlvin E. Burzynski, APRProfessional Experience:Over 19 years of marketing, promotion and special event planning and executionexperience.• Former President of SportsNet Ohio and Broadbandvision TVa. Developed and maintained official interactive websites for Major LeagueSoccer’s Columbus Crew (, The American BasketballLeague’s (first U.S. women professional basketball league) 2-time championsthe Columbus Quest, the Professional Women’s Basketball Combine, andversion 1 and 2 of thomasdooley.comb. Assisted in the organization, development and execution of the first women’sprofessional basketball combine in cooperation with members from TeamUSA and the American Basketball League coaching and player ranks.c. Consultation services provided on various endeavors for international soccersuperstar, Bundesliga and U.S. National Team Captain, Thomas DooleyEnterprises (Soccer University, Soccer Academy, International Soccer Tours,Soccer Tennis) and Served as Media Relations Assistant for the American Basketball League’sColumbus Quest (teams usurped by the Women’s National BasketballAssociation – WNBAe. Provided original sports and business related content for its client (print, radio,television and electronic media)f. Developed and executed marketing plans and interactive promotionalstrategies for profit and non-for-profit clientsg. Photos and feature stories published in various publications to include localand national news and sports publications.h. Serve as a spokesperson for the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairsduring interviews with local and national media (print, radio, and television).Handled over 300 media inquires during my tenure.Served as the Advertising and Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. ArmyColumbus Recruiting Battalion and executed special event promotions:1. Army Motorsports (NASCAR and NHRA) National Patriot Season campaign with Major League Baseball(Cincinnati Reds)3. Arena Football League – Columbus Destroyers4. Contributed, coordinated, and executed Army Birthday activities5. The annual Arnold Expo at the Arnold Festival6. World Wrestling Entertainment (national)
  2. 2. 7. ESPN College Tailgate and Heisman Trophy Tour (2004) U.S. Army All-American Bowl (High School Football All-Star game)9. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team10. Professional Bull Riding and Rodeo11. Army Marksmanship Team Military District of Washington – Spirit of America Served as the Columbus Recruiting Battalion Army Advertisingliaison to the Army’s former advertising firm Leo Burnett and StarcomMediaVest Group Contributed and executed the U.S. Army’s national marketing andpromotional campaign “An Army of One”15. Responsible for the Army’s Total Army involvement in Recruiting(TAIR) community outreach program Served as a spokesperson for the Department of Defense and U.S.Army on both the national and local level. Photos and feature stories published in Department of Defense officialmagazines18. During my tenure with Army Advertising and Public Affairs theColumbus Recruiting Battalion was in the top five of recruitingbattalions in the United States and obtain the reached the rank of beingthe top and second best battalion on separate occasions Developed highly effective news releases and video news releases(handled over 300 media inquiries during tenure here)20. Briefed top ranking military officers, dignitaries, and influential local,state, federal, and global leaders21. Served as the liaison for the local U.S. Army Columbus RecruitingBattalion PAYS program of Public Affairs, Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Affairs Ambulatory CareCenter (VA ACC – Columbus)a. Developed the VA ACC – Columbus Public Affairs Program and Global War onTerrorism Seamless Transition Program – Ohiob. Serve as the organization’s primary liaison between the media, community,and key stakeholders (city, state, local and federal government) Serve as the organization’s primary liaison between key local, regional, and
  3. 3. national veterans service organizations and the Department of Defensed. Developed and executed local, state and national community awareness andoutreach programs targeting veterans and members of the Armed Forcese. Produced highly successful Public Service Announcements (radio andtelevision), and original Veterans Affairs oriented news programming featuredlocally and nationally to include the Pentagon Channelf. Feature stories, pictures, and responses featured via various local and nationalmedia outlets (print, radio, television and interactive media)g. Assisted in the organization and execution of national press conferences,briefing and town hall meetings featuring key VA officials – Sec. VA Affairs Serve as an advisor and board member to the Ohio National Guard and OhioGovernor’s Office OHIOCARES initiative Instrumental in initiating the National Guard Bureau and Department ofVeterans Affairs Memorandum of Agreement (Seamless Transition) – Ohio(2007 – involving VA, Ohio Governor’s Office, ESGR, Department of Labor,Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, Ohio Department of Jobs andFamily Services, County Veterans Service Commission, and key veteranservice organizations)j. Developing and producing monthly veterans oriented programming for theCity of Columbus Government City Channel – GTC3 (viewers – 600, 000) incooperation with the City, Franklin County and key veteran serviceorganizations Co-founder of Op. Welcome Home Warrior( Assisted in the organization and execution of the Ohio Governor’s Office ofVeterans Affairs inaugural Ohio women veterans conference Serve as a member of the 2008 Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Affairs VAAmbulatory Care Center project Key member in the VAOPC-Columbus Emergency Management/Responseteamo. Planned special events involving high ranking local, state, and federaldignitaries to include the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.p. Collaborated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Officeof Whitehouse Communication to develop and execute “Tribute to Heroes,”which honored Ohio armed forces members and veterans who supported theGlobal War on Terrorism as part of the UFC’s live pay-per-view event held atNationwide arena – Columbus, Ohio.q. Handled over 275 VA specific media inquiries during my four year tenure withthe Department of Veterans Affairs.A few accomplishments include being feature or contributed content to the
  4. 4. following:• The Department of Veterans Affairs monthly television magazine show TheAmerican Veteran (• The Pentagon Channel (• The VA Vanguard (national magazine published monthly) and VA News(• Produced Video News Releases featured on VA news and the Pentagon Channel(national and global broadcast)Serve as a media spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs (local,regional and national)Military Experience:10th Mountain Division – Artillery/Light InfantryArmy Public Affairs Officer (U.S. Army Columbus Recruiting Battalion)Educational Background:• B.S. Marketing and Business Administration (Kansas State University)• Advertising and Public Affairs School (Ft. Knox, Ky.)• Diploma, Public Affairs Officer’s Course (Defense Information School, Ft. George G.Meade)• Budget Proposal and Justification Courses (Defense Finance and Accounting ServicesDFAS-Columbus)• Special Emphasis Program Manager Course (Defense Management EqualOpportunity Institute – DEOMI)• Accredited Public Relations (APR) Public Relations Society of America Specialized skills• Versed in website development, maintenance and graphic design• Audio/video streaming (Real, Windows Media, Quicktime, and Flash)• Video production and editing (Avid)• Desktop Publishing (Adobe PageMaker 7 and Illustrator 10)• Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop CS)• Microsoft Office and productivity applications• Accomplished digital photographer• Interactive presentations (Powerpoint, Quicktime, Real and Flash)• Server Side (Real Streaming media servers)• Accomplished trainer, presenter, and speaker• Successfully handled and/or facilitated over 600 media inquires during my publicaffairs/relations career• Highly credible subject matter expert as it pertains to business, government, andsociety; especially, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.• Effective instructor teaching courses in the following areas: media and communityrelations, special event planning and execution, and interactive marketing• Accomplished keynote and motivational speaker
  5. 5. • Special event planning, promotion, marketing, and promotion• Specialized experience in crisis communication and certified as Incident CommandSystem (ICS) and Emergency Management System (EMS) Public Information OfficerCommunity and Volunteerism• Mentor for the Village to Child 219 Project (Dept. of Justice and Ohio DominicanUniversity)• Youth baseball coach• Volunteer instructor for Junior Achievement (Economics of Staying in School)• Provide public affairs support and training for the Department of Defense’s EmployerSupport of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program• Member of the National Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (CrisisCommunicator – media relations)• Success Through Soccer Mentoring Program (in development in conjunction withDooley Soccer University – Former U.S. National Soccer Team Captain ThomasDooley and• Serve as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs (HQ) NationalCommunication Advisory Board• Serve as a member of the City of Columbus Veterans Advisory Board (appointedby the Mayor)• Serve as a member of the OHIOCARES Board (joint collaboration between theOhio Governor’s Office, the Ohio National Guard, the Department of VeteransAffairs, and other state agencies – focus is on ensuring seamless transition of thetroops returning home from supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)• Appointed by Department of the Army as an ambassador for the Army’sCommunity Outreach Freedom Team Salute (• Founder of Charlie Foxtrot Group (• Founder of Charlie Foxtrot Coffee ( www.coffee4vets.comAwards• Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration 2007 and 2008Excellence in Communication Award (national award)• Two Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service(Army Advertising and Pubic Affairs)• Governor of Ohio, Ohio Commendation Medal (Ohio National Guard)