Rochester Area Republican Club Meeting Notice

Join the Rochester Area Republican Club for their next meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Rochester American Legion Hall, 234 Walnut Street (S.E. Corner of Third and Walnut Boulevard).

The evening will start with a Meet & Greet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the main program, which will conclude at 9:00 p.m.

The Guest Speaker will be Mr. John Truscott, President of the John Truscott Group and former Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Governor John Engler.

Since 2001, John Truscott has been President of the John Truscott Group, a leading public relations and issue management firm based in Lansing, Michigan. While the firm works in many different policy areas, they specialize in health care reform legislation, tort reform measures, and new technologies for wind energy.

Prior to forming the John Truscott Group, he served as director of communications and press secretary to former Michigan Governor John Engler. When Engler took office, Mr. Truscott was the youngest press secretary in the country and became the longest serving press secretary for any governor.  He was the primary contact from the governor’s office to the media in Michigan and throughout the country.  He was also responsible for developing communication strategies for the Engler administration, wrote speeches, press releases and developed collateral material.

Mr. Truscott is active in philanthropic and volunteer activities.  He currently serves as chairman of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and has served as a speaker and panelist for many media and government related conferences, including the National Governor’s Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Truscott is a sponsor and supporter of Ele’s Place and has volunteered for the March of Dimes, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Chance at Childhood Foundation, Easter Seals and Toys for Tots.

He is a 1988 graduate with Honor from Michigan State University’s honors college, earning a bachelor’s degree in communications. He currently lives in Okemos with his wife, Marsa.

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