Speaking via skype (45 minute session)
Speaking via skype (45 minute session)
Bring one of the worlds foremost experts on WWI and the passage of laws to your classroom! David DeJonge will conduct a 45 minute skype session with question and answers for your classroom.
By using ASIA (applied strategy in action) DeJonge has achieved unprecedented results in business, politics and marketing. Students will be inspired to learn the value of history and fight for a cause through this Skype session.
Award winning filmmaker and activist David DeJonge is responsible for all of the laws created for America to commemorate World War I.
Working with the last WWI Veteran Frank Woodruff Buckles, DeJonge and Buckles efforts led to the restoration of the DC WWI Memorial on the National Mall. The WWI Commemorative coin minted by the US Mint was also a law passed from their efforts. The law to create a National WWI Memorial was also a result of their efforts.
All laws were co opted at the end and all efforts to honor 4,734,991 veterans with a memorial on the National Mall were extinguished.
DeJonge can speak about:
-The life of the last WWI Veteran Frank Buckles
-The process of passing a law through grassroots efforts.
-The damages of forgetting a World War.
-The process of creating a film and photograph documentary.
-Struggling with depression and leading a national campaign followed by millions of people globally.
DeJonge is a seasoned journalist and film maker, father of four, married and an advocate for veterans and those in need. His work has been featured on every network and major publications such as: ABC, NBC, BBC, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and the Associated Press.
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David Jon DeJonge
(202) 670-4407 | email@example.com | Zeeland, MI 49464
For your consideration here are some bullet points of my communications, marketing and public relations skills and accomplishments (2006 – 2017) I am highly skilled and seasoned in social media marketing, national campaigns, press conference arranging and managing, press releases through corporate or PR Newswire services, brochures and overseeing art for brochures, mailers and visual campaigns. I am devoted and a fighter for the cause I am involved in. Once I begin defending something I do not stop until the mission is accomplished.
The White House— Arranged, managed and oversaw interviews and visit to the Oval Office and West Wing with Frank Buckles (last WWI Veteran) and George W. Bush, international media and NBC Today Show (March 6th, 2008). Continued updating the White House until the death of Frank Buckles in 2011. http://bit.ly/2yGTzva
The Pentagon— Facilitated dedication of portrait collection of last WWI survivors and visit of Frank Buckles, David DeJonge was the keynote speaker and held and organized press conference with the Pentagon and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (March 6th, 2008). Worked with advance team (Washington Headquarters Services and Pentagon staff) to prepare reception with last WWI veteran and the Joint Chiefs of Staff this included walkthroughs, event planning and logistics and working with the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army offices on speeches for event. http://archive.defense.gov/home/features/2008/0308_ww1/
DeJonge Studio—Created and run DeJonge Studio (est. 1987). I specialize in photography and video for elite leaders and high net worth individuals. I have done work for Henry Kissinger, President Gerald R. Ford, F.W. deKlerk, Newt Gingrich, Jesse Jackson Supreme Court Justice Scalia, Madeleine Albirght, and Jane Roe to name just a few. This has honed an ability to converse and lead conversations with the highest caliber clients and leaders of the world. I have worked with advance staff for presidential and dignitary visits as well as private security for children of high net worth families. http://www.dejongestudio.com
Worked as freelance photographer and journalist for the Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Associated Press, Grand Rapids Magazine and all regional publications of West Michigan. This strongly forged a personality that easily works with the press and media.
West Michigan, Salvation Army and Mel Trotter Mission- served as spokesman for Mel Trotter Ministries 2005-2006. Salvation Army Senior Advisory board, including selection of location of Kroc Center, chaired public relations subcommittee for annual fundraising. Volunteered and donated permanent museum exhibition to Grand Rapids home for Veterans. Served on Rotary board to run New Year's Eve concert fundraiser for Grand Rapids Rotary.
Educational Curriculum development— National World War One traveling educational exhibit. This was led by my organization Survivor Quest (501c3) This was done in conjunction with Encyclopedia Britannica resulted in the personal transformation and education of over 10,000 students. I utilized the national service learning curriculum development and network. I partnered with and personally worked with the teachers, faculty and students and teams in schools in Houston, TX and Chicago, Illinois. We jointly developed the WWI curriculum for traveling exhibition which went to six states. http://www.survivorquest.net/
World War One— facilitated national marketing campaign to establish, protect and grow the national interest in World War One. Traveled 100,000 miles documenting the last WWI Survivors of America and England. Scheduled all interviews with survivors and spokesman and maintained publicity campaign. Coverage on all major networks and many overseas networks. http://bit.ly/2yLRJIQ
National World War One Memorial— Served as President and Communications director (501c3). Designed, oversaw and implemented the marketing campaign, press releases, social media, press conferences and worked with legislatures to introduce several laws (3 signed into law: WWI Commemorative coins (released 2017), creation of the WWI Centennial Commission and law creating National WWI Memorial in DC), arranged Senate testimony and United States Capital reception for last WWI Veteran. Additionally, the Campaign ultimately led to full restoration of DC WWI Memorial on the National Mall. Funds acquired 3+ million for restoration. Google search keys 'world war one memorial dc effort'. www.wwimemorial.org
Arlington National Cemetery Funeral— Crisis management and public relations. Led international media campaign on the death of the last WWI veteran, Frank Woodruff Buckles. This was an 18 day campaign including issuing of daily press releases, facilitating interviews, and negotiations with Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senator Rockefeller and the White House. This culminated in a high level funeral service with full media in Arlington attended by both President Obama and Vice President Biden. Google search keys 'Frank Buckles Death' http://bit.ly/2i1UtZ0
Legacy Icons— Launched and built the e-commerce business Legacy Icons. Legacy Icons' mission is to sell religious goods and educate the world about pre-reformation Christianity. The business and brand have more than doubled each year for five years. Through my leading the team for social marketing and emerging e-media outlets. As President I also manage a staff of ten for production, shipping, marketing and advancement of brand name recognition. We have been aggressive on all social media platforms growing our following to 15,000 on facebook in approximately 3 years. www.legacyicons.com
PBS Documentary— Executive producer and director of a feature length documentary on the last WWI survivor Frank Woodruff Buckles. Broadcast slated for 2017. 90 Minute finished film to be updated in 2018. Organized a pre-screen marketing campaign which culminated in over 30 theater showings in 20 different cities and seven states. http://bit.ly/2h5wpEP
Spokesman and point of contact for events Last WWI Veteran— handled press releases, visits and events. Including correspondence and scheduling of international events for Frank Buckles working with defense attachés for events at French and English embassy. Arranged and scheduled visits and press events with dignitaries from New Zealand, Australia and Belgium. Majority of below link was generated from press releases and correspondence that I led. http://bit.ly/2i1P1Fb
Consultant to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC. Worked with senior level staff including assistant to the secretary of Veterans Affairs and Senior public relations staff. Assisted in the location and documentation of America's last World War One veterans and publicity surrounding their discovery and lives. (2006 – 2011). https://www.youtube.com/user/DeJongeStudio
References and more projects available if needed.