Tom Fuszard, copywriter, speaker, mentor
The Writing Services tab will take you to a page that provides a recap of my professional capabilities. Here you’ll get a peek at my personal side.
While in college I hung out and worked at the Badger Herald, one of two newspapers on campus at the time. I started there as a photographer, moving up to Managing Editor later my first year.
I was Editorial page editor for one year, handled assorted duties for a bit, then rounded out my stint as an ad rep. I graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Advertising Sequence).
Several years after graduation I landed my first job in advertising, a sales position with the Enterprise newspaper group based in West Allis, Wisconsin. About three years into that engagement, the paper was sold to a competitor. I was offered a position there, and remained in the newspaper business for another 1.5 years. Those sales positions helped set the stage for my role as an account representative with suburban Milwaukee ad agencies, which would start in the Fall of 2000.
Upon leaving the agency business, in August 2004, I reached a crossroads. I spent the next few months trying to decide what to do. Realizing that I loved writing, I settled on that. The Herald provided my first taste within the field. While there I wrote a feature article and several editorials. I also wrote several pieces for advertisers while with newspapers after college.
In early 2005, I registered a company (Supreme Communications, LLC), and struck out as a marketing writer. Projects have been as interesting as they are varied: catalog copy for National Business Furniture, magazine articles for Trade Press Media Group, articles for Badlands Off-Road Adventures in California and BRP US, Inc. in Wisconsin, and Visu-Sewer, Inc. Wrote web copy for clients of Comstar, LLC, in Waukesha, Wisconsin among other projects.
Volunteer work has included writing Web copy for the New Berlin Chamber of Commerce, As a member of the Rotary Club of New Berlin, I was responsible for marketing and social media, along with the club’s website. During the 12 years I was a member of the Outreach Committee for the southeastern Wisconsin chapter of JDRF, I assisted with their functions and wrote several articles.
On the personal side, I enjoy most outdoor activities. Those include biking, hiking, camping, attending Milwaukee-area events (particularly the Wisconsin State Fair), and hanging out at our family’s cabin in southwestern Wisconsin. In November, I join hundreds of thousands of like-minded individuals in the annual pursuit of venison, Some years are more productive than others.
A ham radio operator (KF9PU), I like to chat on the air. I’m also a member of MRAC VEC, Inc., one of 14 organizations in the United States authorized to administer amateur radio exams. It’s fun helping people get licensed and, for existing hams, upgrade their licenses. You can learn more about MRAC VEC, Inc. here.
Care to learn more? Feel free to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to discuss how I can help you with your business needs.