When the words matter, choose Gwen Moran.
Gwen Moran is a writer and author specializing in business and finance. Her expertise in and enthusiasm for small business was recognized when she was named a Small Business Influencer Awards Top 100 Champion in 2012, an honor she shared with some of the leading small businesses and business experts in the country. She frequently speaks about small business, writing, and other topics. Her work has appeared in and on many leading business publications and web sites, including Entrepreneur, Kiplinger.com, Newsweek.com, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and many others.
In addition to her business work, Moran is an accomplished humor writer. Her work won a silver GAMMA award from the Magazine Association of the Southeast and has been anthologized in The Kid Turned Out Fine (Adams, 2006). Her humor has appeared in Entrepreneur, The Chicago Tribune, First for Women, skirt!, Your Child Today, and others.
Before becoming a full-time writer, she owned a marketing and business consulting firm for nearly a decade. The company served such prestigious clients as Turner Publishing, Comcast, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council as well as scores of small to mid-sized firms.She was honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Young Entrepreneur of the Year as part of its Small Business Week initiative. Moran is a past president of the Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Formerly a manager in promotion and marketing for Random House and Simplicity Pattern Company, both New York, Moran is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In addition to being a rabid Orange basketball fan, she served on the university’s alumni board. In 2013, she was honored by her elementary school system's education foundation--an award bestowed on her by her fourth-grade teacher. That last accomplishment is one of which she's most proud.