Who am I?

Outgoing and friendly
Excellent writer
Great project manager
Equally comfortable in a
  suit or jeans
Half-full guy
Fosters creativity
 Strong team leader
Cultivates relationships
Cares about community

Speaks mind freely
Prefers sans serif type
Great with apostrophes 
Proficient with AP style
Creates fun environments
Favors Lou Malnati’s Pizza
Enjoys coffee shops
(prefers dark roast)
Plays guitar
Listens to James Taylor
Loves musical theatre
Lifelong baseball fanatic
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Barry Reszel
945 Windhaven Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
Home: 847-549-7691; Cell: 847-404-4121
E-mail: barryreszel@gmail.com
You may also find me on Facebook and LinkedIn

My first career choice was major league shortstop,
but unfortunately, I couldn’t hit the curve.
So here are the things I've accomplished instead:

Advancement Writer, Lake Forest Academy
Strategize and execute editorial stewardship
functions for private high school in suburban Chicago.

Owner, ChicagolandMusicalTheatre.com
A dynamic community for passionate participants
and patrons of musical theatre in Chicago
and its suburbs

Owner, Creative Editorial
Clients have included the National Federation
of Priests’ Councils, CMC Advisory Group,
Cook Memorial Library District,
makeitbetter.net and others
Higher learning

    MA Journalism,
    News-Editorial
    University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill
    1988

   BA Journalism, English,
      Secondary Education
      University of Iowa
      1984

Previously certified to teach 6-12 English
and Journalism in California and Iowa.
​Reporter, Editor,
Columnist
Daily and Weekly
Newspapers
LaGrange, IL; Chapel Hill, NC
Iowa City, IA; LaBelle, FL

Marketing Manager, KPMG
San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL

President and Co-Founder
Liberty Town Productions, NFP

Program Director / Lead Organizer
At-Home Dads’ National Conventions
Communication Consultant
Hewitt Associates
Lincolnshire, IL

High School Substitute Teacher
High School Speech Competition Judge
Narrative 4 Certified Storytelling Facilitator 
Adult Church Youth Group Leader for HS Students
Libertyville Village Trustee
Musical Theatre Producer
Theatre Reviewer
Concert Promoter
Book Author and Editor
Screenwriter
School District 70 Strategic Planning Committee Member

Branding Strategist and Event Planner
Church Council Leader
Libertyville Little League Baseball Manager
Libertyville Girls’ Softball Manager
Founder/Manager, Lake County Stealth
(sane travel baseball team) 
Director of Umpires,
Libertyville Girls’ Softball Association
Founder/Supervisor,
Libertyville Summer Pickup Baseball
Youth Soccer Coach
Neighborhood Association President
Husband to Lori; Dad to Bradford and Christina