|Name||John J. Kennedy|
Atlanta, Georgia , United States
|| April 09, 1954
Sep 21, 2007 02:18pm
|Info||A man of letters, literature and language, Mr. Kennedy began his illustrious writing career his Junior year in college when he won the prestigious invitation to attend Harvard University's Creative Writing Program based on the first short story he wrote, entitled �Chad Jarman Is 40 Today!� He was invited back to Harvard the following year for another poignant short story he scripted, entitled �Johnny�, however, he declined the invitation and has pursued his love of writing in many mediums throughout his esteemed writing career. |
As a journalist, Mr. Kennedy has many published articles and bylines to his name and wrote for The Daily Law Journal Record (currently owned by the New York Times). He also freelanced for Beverly Hills People and continues to write freelance articles when commissioned, and time allows. Mr. Kennedy is currently editing a novel trilogy mystery he wrote entitled, �Prince D'Arcy de Montebello/The White Party/Monstrance�, based in part on his life and his investigative research of a true crime mystery.
He has also been involved in entrepreneurial, creative and public service endeavors for many years. He served as Designer and President of Fa�ade of New York, Ltd., a fashion parody on Ralph Lauren's popular polo logo. His timely and clever parody/logo, labeled Fa�ade, combined with his innovative advertising campaign, was directly responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of the Fa�ade shirt label to more than 250 upscale boutiques throughout the United States.
In 1984, Mr. Kennedy created �Richter Duck�, a fun and educational cartoon character and earthquake preparedness program entitled "Richter Duck's Operation Quake-Quake". The objective of the project is to promote earthquake awareness and safety for children in a fun and non-threatening way. He served as the public service spokesman and Executive Director of the �Richter Duck� Earthquake Safety Program based California until 1989.
He was responsible for all creative aspects of the project including writing and designing the �Richter Duck� coloring books, instructional brochures, T-Shirts, stickers, safety kits and life-sized costume. Sponsors and patrons of the �Richter Duck� program included the Kennedy�s of Charleston Benevolent Trust, San Francisco Unified School District, the Honorable Cyril Magnin; Chief of Protocol for San Francisco, Mrs. Frank Sinatra, the NFL, and other private and public foundations.
Mr. Kennedy also worked part-time as a high-profile print and runway fashion model for such prestigious accounts as Gentleman's Quarterly (GQ), Ralph Lauren/Polo, Armani, Oxxford Suits, Ungaro, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Fun Ed (Cover), "Oh That Smile!" Dentistry ad campaign, Bridal Fair, Roses Dept. Store, Foley's and many others. He was named "The Face" by Document Magazine. Today he is as celebrity/model spokesman for a number of charitable causes and a new line of JJK brand products including fine fragrances; Charisma! Pour Homme and Imperial Parfum for women.
As the Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of �The Royal Critters/Whale Magic Project�, Mr. Kennedy has also served as President and CEO of John Kennedy Enterprises, Inc. The corporation was formed exclusively for financing the research, developing, marketing and licensing of his Intellectual Properties--The Royal Critters.
A visionary of extraordinary creative and marketing talent, Mr. Kennedy has created and conducted all aspects of this ambitious project including, writing, research, fundraising, marketing and public relations for �The Royal Critters/Whale Magic Project�. As Executive Producer, he has raised $1 million dollars for the Project through stock equity, personal contributions, sponsorship and in-kind services.
Mr. Kennedy (John Joseph) has served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Child Abuse Council and is a member of various other organizations. He is a certified television producer and a 2001 member of N.A.T.P.E. (National Association of Television Program Executives). He is an honorary marine biologist and was recently elected as Honorary Board Member of Save The Whales Organization. He was named Who's Who of International Professionals for 2003-2004, (Top 10% of Professionals in the World).
He is a dynamic and passionate motivational speaker and advocate for such worthy causes and topics as Restoring the Dignity of America, Living the Dream Within, Creative Evolution of an Intellectual Property, building self�esteem, non-violence, child abuse issues, the homeless, criminal justice, Tsarist Russia, preserving the oceans, and especially the plight of whales and dolphins.
His environmental and humanitarian work and inspiring life-giving messages and motivational speeches have reached television, radio, newspaper and live audiences of more than 50 million people in the U. S., Latin America, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, Africa, and other countries.
Mr. Kennedy's favorite quote: To God Be the Glory!