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#381 Michael Levine (LCO PR)

December 18, 201382 min
David Fransen David Fransen was appointed Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles by Prime Minister Harper in September 2008. He is Canada’s senior representative in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. As Director General of the Center for Healthy Human Development at Health Canada from 1998 until 2001, Mr. Fransen led in the development of a federal-provincial agreement on early childhood development, a national diabetes strategy, and a national cancer control strategy. He was the Director General of the Office of Consumer Affairs from 1997 until 1998, and the Director of Economic Framework Policies at Industry Canada from 1995 until 1997.

JP Stonestreet After graduating from The University of Kansas, he taught himself how to program in order to automate his tedious corporate job. That’s when he got his start in software.
For nearly 20 years, he’s been a serial Internet entrepreneur and web consultant. He’s built dozens of websites for large and small companies, in addition to several of his own.

In 2003, he founded PromoteWare, which was a modular web development platform used to build client websites. In 2005, he founded, which was a business-to-business lead generation company. In 2008, he sold both websites to a company located a few miles from Silicon Valley. Now, he writes an entrepreneurial and online business blog at, produces a Podcast called Smart Energized Entrepreneurs, teaches a web startup workshop called Web Startup 101, and speaks about online business and entrepreneurship whenever he has the chance.

Michael Levine With more than 25 years experience and having worked with some of modern society's biggest names and companies, Michael Levine is the founder of LCO. As the author of 19 books, including Guerrilla PR - considered the most widely used introduction to Public Relations in the world - Levine is an industry expert who is frequently called upon by national media to provide PR insight into topical news and events. For almost 30 years, award-winning LCO – Levine Communications Office has created innovative and dynamic public relations plans for a host of renowned entertainment, literary and business clients. From our flagship Los Angeles office, our energetic team delivers full-service PR, communications and marketing on a global scale, priding ourselves on high standards and a personal approach. Founded by acclaimed PR expertMichael Levine, LCO has garnered a reputation as a leader in the field of Public Relations since being founded in 1983.

David Michail David Michail primarily represents high growth start-up and Fortune 500 companies in a myriad of strategic domestic and international business transactions. His practice area focuses mainly within the media, technology and entertainment verticals with a particular emphasis on advertising and marketing law, intellectual property, information management and data privacy, entertainment, outsourcing, technology and internet, corporate, finance, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic advisory services.

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