Title: Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Company: ForeseeNow LLD
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Tommy L. Preston, Founder at Foresee Now LLD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives. The publication cites his innovations, achievements, and leadership in multiple specialties. Among them are prevention and response regarding crises, daunting public issues, false rumors, reputation attacks, and security matters including terrorism, workplace violence, and active shooters.
In 1968, Mr. Preston founded Foresee Now, a Preston Global Extension company of which he remains chief executive officer. The firm specializes in preventing and/or responding to leadership dilemmas stemming from crises, emergencies, daunting public issues, violence, false rumors and branding disruptions. It also combines counseling, strategies and application of tactics into a single service designed to sustain the integrity of each client’s reputation.
Mr. Preston obtained a 1956 University of Kentucky BA degree in journalism. He also studied at the University of Washington Graduate School, and in 2009, by invitation, attended the U.S. Army War College’s National Security Program. Previously, he served his country in the military, owned and operated newspapers, founded a myriad of businesses and consultancies, and was senior advisor to a U.S. Senator and two governors. In 2008 by gubernatorial appointment became The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security’s Executive Director. Mr. Preston’s honors include induction into the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni, various lifetime achievement awards, as well as placement on the Florida Public Relations Association Wall of Fame for his work in integrating counterterrorism knowledge and strategies into the field of public relations. The Public Relations Association of America conferred upon him its title as “Fellow.”
Mr. Preston attributes his success to learning through experience and the influence of his parents, particularly his father, who became a licensed professional civil engineer following World War II. Additionally, he had a fascinating instructor at the University of Washington Graduate School of Communications named Vernon Mackenzie, who was a war correspondent in World War II in Europe and the only individual to interview Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on the same day. Mr. Preston considers Mr. Mackenzie to be the greatest professor he ever had.
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