Professor Peter Loge will be returning to his alma mater in March to accept an award he once helped to create.
As the recipient of Emerson College's 2011 Walter Littlefield Distinguished Speaker in Rhetoric and Communication Award, Professor Loge will be recognized for his professional achievements in the public service communication sector. The award was founded by Loge and many of his fellow Emerson alumni to celebrate the 30-year career of their professor, Walter "Walt" Littlefield, who taught about the ethical uses of communication for political and social advocacy.
Loge has been working in professional politics and communication since 1992. He has held senior positions with three congressional House members and one senator. His roles were Chief of Staff, Communications Director, and Campaign Manager to U.S. Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), Director of Constituent Services to former U.S. Representative Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ), and Deputy to the Chief of Staff to Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA). He has also advised numerous advocacy and non-profit organizations as the Senior Vice President of M&R Strategic Services, a national public affairs and political consulting firm. His time as the director of The Justice Project led to the passage of the Innocence Protection Act that President George W. Bush signed into law just prior to the 2004 election. Currently, Loge serves as the principal of Milo Public Affairs, LLC, which he launched in 2007.
With his in-depth resume, Loge will be accepting the award that his colleagues originated to recognized public service done by Emerson alumni. He will receive his award on campus in conjunction with Emerson's annual Communications Week in March, and will deliver a lecture as part of the award ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »