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Thomas L. Preston

Occupation: Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Born: Carrollton, Kentucky

Education:
National Security Program, U.S. Army War College (2009)
Certificate of Completion, University of Washington Graduate School (1958)
Certificate of Completion, Sixth Army CBR School (1958)
U.S. Army Armor School (1957)
BA, Journalism, University of Kentucky (1956)

Certifications:
Accreditation, Public Relations Society of America; Elected Member, The College of Fellows, Public Relations Society of America

Career: 
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, ForeseeNow LLC, a Preston Global Extension (1968-Present)
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, The Preston Group (Preston Global) (1968-Present)
Establishing Partner, American Founders Bank, Frankfort, KY
Owner, Overseer, Central Kentucky cattle farm
Newspaper Editor, Kentucky
Independent Business Owner
Laborer, Dairy Farm

Career Related:
Lecturer/Seminar Leader; Adjunct Professor, Various Universities; Magazine Editor; Political Campaign Strategist; Board Member, American Founders Bank; Board Member, The Woodford Bank and Trust Company, KY

Civic: 
Member, Council on Public Higher Education in Kentucky; Volunteer Assistant Coach, High School Football Teams; Senior Advisor, Governors of Kentucky; Senior Advisor, Senator of Kentucky; Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security

Creative Works:
Author, More than 1,000 Major Speeches; Author, More than 1,700 News Stories and Editorial Commentaries; Consulting Editor, LETTERMAN Magazine, Chicago.

Military:
Commanding Officer, Active Duty and Active Reserve, U.S. Army (1954-1963); Solo Counterterrorist, U.S. Army

Achievement: 
Political Campaigns achieved an 87% Success Rate prior to his retirement; First to merge Heuristic Education with Superior Foreseeability methods, to achieve strategic advantages in outwitting clients’ adversaries during daunting crises, public issue, violence, and other business dilemmas. First to introduce counterterrorism training and  preventive tactics  into the practice of crisis management,  public relations and reputational control; Organized, trained, and led nation’s first Chemical, Biological & radiological warfare team in the northwest U.S. against Communist Chinese Agents infiltrating that region. Their plan to detonate dirty bombs failed. This led to future counterterrorism roles and events that continue today. Served with 2nd, 6th Armies, and attached to 1st Airborne Battle Group and Turkish Army; Grew a one person, two client local consultancy firm into an amalgamation of skilled and experienced  specialists serving clients throughout the U.S. and overseas.  Approaching year 55, my firm focuses on preventing, mitigating, or solving C-suite problems adversely affecting corporations, institutions and other at-risk patrons.

Awards:
Inductee, University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni (2021); Honoree, Outstanding Young Man of Kentucky (1966); Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Awards; Inductee, Wall of Fame, Florida Public Relations Association; Honoree, Multiple Halls of Fame; Honorees, Multiple State and National Journalism Honors; Recipient, Athletic and Military Citations; Honoree, The Top 142 Public Relation Professionals in the World, The Pro Challenge

Family:
Son of Thomas J. Preston and Mary Lyter Preston
Widowed: Carolyn L. Preston (Deceased)
Son: Matt Preston
Grandchildren: Sarah, Emily and Jacob

Memberships:
Member, Lions Club International; Member, Junior Achievement; Board Member,
The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame; Board Member, National Courts and Community Commission for the National State Courts Center in Williamsburg, VA; Board Member, Associated Industries of Kentucky; Board Member, American Negotiation Institute, Ft. Myers, FL; Board Member, Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology Council; Chairman, The Florida Public Relations Association Counselors Network

Hobbies:
Football; Basketball (up to semi-pro level); Golf; Collector of antique golf equipment and memorabilia (35 years); Former pilot; International events; Cattle farming.

Political Affiliation:
Independent

Religion: 
Christian

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