John Blaser
964 W. Wilson St.
Palatine, Illinois 60067
847/963-8209 (home)
312/440-2807 (office)
blaserj@ada.org

Summary
The Internet is the most powerful communications tool ever created. Yet many companies hire computer programmers to manage their Web sites — and it shows. I offer the unique combination of communications experience, education, and technical skills needed to communicate effectively via the Internet.
Education
Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Master of Arts in English (1994), GPA: 4.0/4.0
M.A. thesis Web site on film noir earned "Top 5% of Internet" award.
Bachelor of Arts in English (Writing) and History (1986), GPA: 3.5/4.0
Work Experience
1995-Present American Dental Association Chicago, IL

Manager, Electronic Communications
Web management: Manage all aspects of ADA ONLINE, the American Dental Association's Internet site (http://www.ada.org), including editorial content, design, navigation, and organization.
Development: Expand member and consumer services and implement new technologies with support of IT staff and consultants.
Leadership: Coordinate work of Web manager, electronic media editor, and programming and design consultants.
Initiative: Spearheaded efforts to expand consumer audience through a searchable dentist directory and ADA Seal product database.
Teamwork: Work with staff throughout the ADA to develop content.
Site design: Design and encode Web pages using HTML. Currently leading site redesign and reorganization project.
Technical skills: Thorough knowledge of HTML and Microsoft FrontPage; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop; practical use of JavaScript.
Notable achievements: Built ADA ONLINE to 6,000+ files and expanded traffic to more than 2.5 million hits per month. Chosen Employee of the Quarter and earned promotion, July 1996.
1992-1995 North Central Regional Educational Laboratory Oak Brook, IL

Editor
Edited all material in Pathways to School Improvement, an Internet site for teachers (http://www.ncrel.org/pathways.htm).
Headed a cross-department team to develop the site. Coordinated editorial content, multimedia, Internet links, and legal clearance.
1988-1992 National Clearinghouse for Legal Services Chicago, IL

Associate Editor
Developed LegalAid/Net, a national computer bulletin board.
1986-1988 Callaghan & Co. Wilmette, IL

Manuscript Editor
Edited journal articles, textbooks, and legal reference volumes.