9:39AM (PST) – Steve Schirripa, Actor from the Sopranos will be sharing his Italian heritage with the entire country as he launches his line of Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties, a mouth watering variety of organic tomato sauces. In his latest book, Big Daddy’s Rules, Steve brings a welcome dose of humor and old-school advice to the parenting wars. He is also the host of Investigation Discovery and the co-creator and executive producer of Karma’s a B*tch which Steve is also co-creator and executive producer.
Steve Schirripa was born in Brooklyn, NY – A series regular on David Chase’s acclaimed HBO drama “The Sopranos”, the Brooklyn College graduate’s acting odyssey began while working at a hotel on the Las Vegas strip.
Once the entertainment director of The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Steve worked with such comedians as Drew Carey, Kevin Pollack and Bruce Baum. His cameo roles in their comedy specials led to episodic work on the big and small screen, with Steve continually appearing in more productions.
Michael Karlin, along with Fred Nigro and Mickey Segal, is a founding partner of NKSFB. Michael has responsibility for managing the business and financial affairs of many high net worth and high net income clients comprised of business executives, real estate developers and operators, and entertainment industry screenwriters, actors, musicians, composers, publishers, producers, directors and executives.
Michael attended the University of Southern California where he received an undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting in 1976 and a Masters of Taxation degree in 2009.
Howard is a certified business continuity planner and crisis manager. A 39-year veteran of radio, television and newspapers, he is a two-time EMMY Award winner, and a two-time recipient of The George Foster Peabody Award. He has worked domestically and internationally as a news producer, assignment editor, bureau chief, reporter and anchor, covering some of the biggest stories of our time, including the 9/11 attacks, the 2003 Northeast blackout and Superstorm Sandy.
A guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has been a featured speaker at numerous professional conferences and workshops, and a contributor to many trade publications. He is a member of the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP), the Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE), the NorthEast Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (NEDRIX), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and an MBA in management and marketing from New York University.
Howard is the founder of the website, MediaDisasterPrep.com, and writes its companion blog, MediaDisasterPrep.wordpress.com. A married father of two, and a resident of suburban New York City, Howard is fond of telling anyone who’ll listen that events are disasters only if you haven’t planned for them. You can follow him on Twitter: @mediadisaster.