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     Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Judith Welles provides freelance writing, customized media coaching, media relations consulting, and other communications assistance. As a journalist, columnist, and media relations manager, she brings more than 25 years of experience with a variety of media, large and small companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

     She was media relations manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C., and media specialist with IBM in Bethesda, Md. She was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, later, Director of Communications for the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. 

     She has been a speechwriter for three Cabinet Secretaries.  She has provided strategic communications advice to nonprofit health organizations and environmental groups.

     She has been a reporter for New York and Virginia daily newspapers, worklife editor for a dot-com news service, and is currently a worklife columnist and blogger for a technology magazine. 

     Her first book, a local history, Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, was published in 2008.  (The book is available from and Barnes & Noble local stores.)

     Her second book, Get a Life, Try This!, is a primer on how to get ahead and get a life at work, with tips and insights of experts.  This new e-book is available on Kindle and Nook

     Her latest book, Lilly Stone, tells the story of a woman who was born during the Civil War and died during the Cold War.  She changed the landscape of business and culture in the countryside near the Nation's Capital.