“Rick Horowitz has cultivated a national following through his words, wit, wisdom and wealth of talents. He is one of the National Conference of Editorial Writers’ brightest stars and one of the most sought-after mentors in the field of journalism.
“He is a syndicated columnist, Emmy-winning TV commentator, writing coach, adjunct college professor, public speaker, political satirist, and lyricist. He is also a graduate of New York University Law School and has worked on Capitol Hill. His highly sought-after ‘Getting Your Words’ Worth Workshop’ has helped countless journalists find their opinion voice. On a personal level, it seems only natural that his imaginative and insightful column, which appears on opinion pages nationwide, has earned Rick two National Headliner Awards.
“But he never has been too busy for NCEW. His unselfish commitment to the organization dates back to 1986 when he attended his first convention in Charleston. That’s where he met past president, historian and Life Member Sue Ryon -- love blossomed and they were married. Together, they are NCEW’s dynamic duo.
“Rick has served on the NCEW Board and Foundation. He is a past membership chair, convention critique chair, and dean of NCEW-U. He has been bringing his popular workshop to the Minority Writers Seminar, free of charge, since 2000. Two words show up constantly on the seminar participant reviews: Rick is ‘awesome’ and ‘funny.’
“Because of his tireless dedication to our organization and our profession, NCEW is proud to bestow its highest honor of Life Membership on Rick Horowitz.”