Playwright

Highlights

Highlights:

1981-87:  Special Assistant & Deputy Press Secretary, The White House
Duties as a spokesperson for President Reagan included briefings of the White House press corps and accompanying him on domestic and foreign trips,  including summit meetings with Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev at Geneva, 1985, and Iceland, 1986.
On his first day in the Reagan White House he was assigned to handle media relations and serve as press spokesperson for the landmark historic nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1969-70:  Press Secretary to U.S. Congressman George H.W. Bush
1971-3:  Personal Press Officer to U.S. Ambassador to the Unite Nations George H.W. Bush
1974-6:  Staff Assistant to President Gerald R. Ford, The White House
1990:  Communications Director, Houston Economic Summit Host Committee
1996-2003:  Executive Vice President & Managing Partner, Neumann Roussel Public Relations
2004-8:  Columnist, Intown Magazine
2005-8:  Editor, Intown Magazine
Has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post and other publications
2009:  Publication of his novel, Ruffled Flourishes.  It draws on his experiences as a press spokesperson at the White House.  The late Jack Valenti, former President of the Motion Picture Association, said:  “It’s a superior piece of work, reeking of authenticity.”
2016:  World premiere and performances of his theatrical play adaptation of Ruffled Flourishes, August 26-7, 2016, Showcase Theatre, Sam Houston State University
Graduated in 1965 from the University of Houston where he was honored in 1983 as a Distinguished Alumnus.  In 1986 he was selected to receive the first Distinguished Communications Alumnus Award presented by that university.
He comes from a theatrical family, his late father Hubert Roussel having served as drama, music and film critic for the Houston Post, 1933-66.  His late mother was an actress and his late sister an actress and ballerina.