Biography of George Leposky
George Leposky is a co-owner and the editor of Ampersand Communications, a Miami-based public-relations consulting firm and news-features syndicate.
Ampersand's syndicated columns include book reviews, business, business travel, the environment, food, home improvements and maintenance, medicine and health, pets, senior lifestyles, and travel. This content is distributed on the Web and to print media.
Mr. Leposky has sold hundreds of freelance articles to newspapers and magazines throughout North America. His book-length publications include a study guide on timesharing for the ARDA Education Institute of the American Resort Development Association, technical-writing and business-writing textbooks, and a text on alternative healthcare-delivery systems.
He also has written and edited technical reports and proposals for clients in a variety of fields, including educational-facilities planning, energy supply and distribution, and transportation planning.
As senior manager-marketing communications for the American Welding Society, an industrial trade association based in Miami, he wrote and edited marketing materials to promote the image of welding and to support the Society’s membership recruitment, publication sales, annual trade show, and other programs.
While employed as a technical writer in the marketing department of Niles Audio Corporation in Miami, he wrote installation and operation manuals for sophisticated audio equipment, and RoboHelp-based help texts for programming software.
His other professional activities include 16 years editing Vacation Industry Review (a trade magazine published for the timeshare and vacation-ownership resort industry) and almost a decade as director of communications for Interval International, a timeshare-exchange company. Earlier, he was the director of public relations at Mercy Hospital in Miami, an account executive in a Chicago-based public relations firm, and a reporter for a Chicago newspaper.
During almost two decades as an adjunct professor at several Miami-area colleges and universities, he taught technical writing, business writing, and other English-composition courses, and courses in public relations, business management, and timeshare management.
Mr. Leposky earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an Advanced Certificate from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York, where he was a Fellow in the Advanced Science Writing Program.
A complete résumé and references are available on request.