Geoff Loftus is a lifelong history buff and the author of LEAD LIKE IKE: Ten Business Strategies from the CEO of D-Day, published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. (June 1, 2010 – Available on Amazon.com).
Geoff is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and has been gainfully employed in business journalism and corporate communications for more than a quarter-century. Working both freelance and on-staff, he has worked for Condé Nast, Deloitte Consulting, Fairchild Publications, and News Corp., as well as nonprofit organizations such as The Conference Board and the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, where he was Vice President, Communications.
He has addressed large audiences from Fortune 500 companies on numerous business topics. He has been interviewed by Fortune, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, in addition to Compliance Week, Directors & Boards, and Corporate Boards. Geoff was Managing Editor of Across the Board, a monthly business magazine of thought and opinion at The Conference Board, and he was the first director of The Conference Board’s website, which won numerous awards during his tenure.
Like many writers, he once dreamed of writing the great American novel but gave that up in an attempt to write the great American screenplay. The closest he came to that lofty achievement was writing Hero in the Family with John Drimmer for The Wonderful World of Disney. He has been a member of the Writers Guild of America, East for more than twenty years. He lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife Margy, son Greg, and the family’s wonderful little dog, Heidi.