Introducing the BIC Faculty: Frank Walton

6/30/2013 Unknown 0 Comments

Frank Walton
BIC Public Relations Track
I am amazed and delighted with the many students at CCNY who will make, who will change, the communications industry.

I worked in  New York City public relations agencies for 30 years. Before that I got myself a Ph.D. in communications theory and modernist experimental literature.  I've lived in a trailer in Southern Illinois while working as a teacher of  undergrad engineering students. I've been on the communications team for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and I've written Wall Street Journal op-eds for a couple of Fortune 100 CEOs. And lots of things in between.

Now, I'm thrilled to help launch BIC.

Here's an introduction to me via the Proust Questionnaire.

What’s your present state of mind?
Absolute certainty. Except . . . unless . . .

What’s your favorite color?
Blue. Blue. Blue.  And khaki.

Where would you like to live?
Paris.  Brooklyn.  (Same thing.)

What’s your favorite virtue?

What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
Forgetfulness / Forgiveness.  Smiles.

What’s your main fault?
Expecting the universe to be organized the way I want it to be.  (Big problem, there.)

What’s your favorite motto?
“It is not that we have a short time to live. But that we waste a lot of it.” (Seneca)