Paul McKellips is a content developer with leading edge skillsets in all aspects of STRATCOM, business communications, MARCOM, training systems and instructional design. Every project McKellips delivers is mission driven, metrics based, audience-centric, and designed for maximum for engagement. McKellips has a 30-year track record of innovative success and accomplishments as an author, writer, editor, motion picture director and television producer working in Hollywood, Washington, DC, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has designed training programs and business curriculum for Fortune 500 clients such as Nike, Ford Aerospace, Intel, and United Technologies.
McKellips was recruited by Marvin Davis, the former movie mogul and CEO of Twentieth-Century Fox, to help lead SpectraVision out of back-to-back Chapter 11 filings and two leveraged buy-outs where McKellips licensed all of the major Hollywood movies and directed the Jonathan Winters Entertainment Show for the company. Moving to Washington after 9/11, McKellips served as the senior writer and editor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he wrote Congressional Testimony for then Secretary Mike Johanns and his Under-Secretaries. Detailed to the Department of State, McKellips served in Iraq from 2006-2007 as a Global Outreach Officer during “surge” operations. McKellips was the U.S. Embassy’s liaison and support for USAID field projects in Northern Iraq and then was embedded at a remote and inoperable radio and TV station in the volatile Diyala Province. Under the command of COL David W. Sutherland (US Army – Ret.), McKellips was tasked with getting the station back on the air and producing original programming geared towards reducing local misinformation and conspiracy theories while promoting sectarian reconciliation.
McKellips served as the Officer-in-Charge of the NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan where he led a team of USAF individual augmentees and conducted public affairs training for the Afghan National Army at a Forward Operating Base in the Hindu-Kush border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. McKellips has authored three bio-warfare thrillers, directed and produced four motion pictures, and his “Bench to Bedside” TV series has garnered 11 Emmy Award nominations.
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