Tomorrow, July 3, is the deadline for nominating Greater Cincinnati professionals for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Forty Under 40″ contest. What does this mean in relation to me? Well, since I turn 40 in three days, today and tomorrow are my last opportunities to validate that my career has actually meant something. So, please take a few moments to complete the form at Forty Under 40 Nomination Form. To help you complete the form, I’ve pasted the basic “Nominee” info below, so you can just copy and paste it into the nomination form.
And rest assured, after I turn 40 and accept my award, I plan to retire to a deserted island in the tropics, where I will spend the rest of my days fishing for my dinner. That,…or I’ll just live in a rusting Airstream trailer by the Ohio river. Thank you!
118 William Howard Taft Road, Suite 101
Nominee City, State, and Zip Code
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Nominee Phone Number
Nominee Email address
Founder and president of O’Keeffe Communications, Inc., Dan O’Keeffe is an experienced writer, editor, marketer, public relations professional, project manager, and website strategist with more than 17 years experience in industries ranging from journalism, publishing, marketing communications, professional services, consumer products, technology, and Internet development.
Dan is very forward thinking, and has taken lead on several new forms of media in social networking and green technologies and practices. Dan’s technical writing skills, public relations expertise, and ability for strategic thinking has allowed his business to prosper and be one of his greatest accomplishments.
Dan’s involvement in the community ranges from volunteering and providing in-kind services for non-profits that are close to his heart, to professional affiliates that help educate and train others, to volunteering his personal time to being a great steward of the community.
Dan has dedicated his time and his company’s resources to provide in-kind services for promotion, marketing, media releases and event planning for well deserving non-profits such as:
– Habitat for Humanity
– American Screenwriters Association
– St. Jude’s Dream Home give away
– American Screenwriter’s Association
– LilyPad initiative to create WIFI hotspots across the region
– Energy & Technology expo for Univ. of Cinci.
– Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission
– 11th Battalion of the Ohio Military Reserve
Dan also makes it a point to make time for those non-profits that are close to his heart and interests. Dan loves anything outdoors, and often participates in sporting activities to raise funds for non-profits.
– He recently climbed the Grand Tetons, for Summit for Someone in an effort to raise $3,000 to sponsor an inner-city child to experience a great outdoor adventure.
– Bikes the MS 150 to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research
Dan is a movie connoisseur and volunteers to help give back to “the business” by serving as Board member of the Cincinnati Film Commission that helps attracts movies to be filmed in Cincinnati, and helps to connect the movie-world to Cincinnati’s aspiring writers, actors, and other movie-ites.
Dan has also served over the past two-years as Chair of the Marketing Committee for the N. Ky Chamber where he has lead PR and marketing projects with them.
Memberships and Affiliations
– Active member of Vistage – a prestigious executive roundtable organization
– American Marketing Association
– Innovative Marketing, PR, Sales, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz Innovators
– Online reporters and editors
– United States Green Building Council (USGBC) — Cincinnati regional chapter
– Business Development Institute (BDI)
– Cincinnati Social Media
– Renewable Energy Jobs
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN FLAVOR TO THIS PART: Add what you know about me or how you know me. This would be a great place to add your first impression, or an experience you have had working with me.
An example (in short): He’s a good guy who loves animals and is always willing to help a friend. An avid outdoorsman, Dan takes advantage of any opportunity to run, cycle, or climb for a cause.
President, O’Keeffe Communications
Marketing Director at Sharkbytes
Senior Account Executive at Mycom
Associate Editor at F& W Publications, Media, Inc.
Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Journalism Degree
Sigma Epsilon Fraternity