Allan Golombek has more than 20 years communications experience as a speechwriter, journalist, and public affairs consultant. His work has encompassed such public policy issues as financial and banking regulation, health care, trade, justice and criminal law reform, and housing. His clients have included Canadian cabinet ministers at both the federal and provincial level, as well as corporate CEOs and business associations.
As a speechwriter, Mr. Golombek has been honored with awards from the National Association of Government Communicators in Washington, D.C., and the National Media and Public Relations Forum in New York. He has conducted several workshops on the basics of speechwriting.
Mr. Golombek has contributed to several publications, including the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Wall Street Journal, Ottawa Citizen, and Books in Canada. He has been a public affairs panelist for several Toronto-area radio and television stations, including CBC Radio’s regional affiliate.
From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Golombek was Principal Speechwriter for the Premier of Ontario, a position that involved helping to shape communications strategy for the government of Canada’s largest province, as well as managing a writing staff. For six years (from 1979 to 1985) he was a reporter and editor, for United Press and the Toronto Sun.
Mr. Golombek lives in his hometown of Toronto.
Posts Written by Allan Golombek
- Tonys producers to TV audience: Let me entertain you
- Remembering Baseball Royalty: The Duke of Flatbush
- Interpreting data: Unemployment rates demonstrate the challenge
- Person of the Year changed the face of communications
- The Social Network: You might want to click the accept button for this one
- Frankly My Dear, I DO Give a Damn — What makes a Great Line
- Sheldon strikes big bang for Geeks at Emmys
- ‘Shot heard round the world’ was the sound of baseball’s spirit
- Tony Awards need to get beyond the street where they live
- ‘Family values’ triumph at Cannes