The Traveling Life columnist
Basile is a professional speaker, author, community volunteer, philanthropist and retired executive of the Gene B. Glick Co. He has presented 1,400 speeches and holds the designation of certified speaking professional. The author of 13 books, he wrote a weekly column on management for IBJ for 20 years and has penned more than 1,500 articles for various other publications. Basile served as board chair of nine not-for-profit organizations and currently serves on the board of seven. He was senior vice president of the Gene B. Glick Co. for 33 years and has received numerous awards and recognition for his volunteer and other activities. Basile was born in New Orleans, graduated from Tulane University and is married to Katrina, who is a Realtor. Besides speaking, writing and volunteering, his hobbies include ballroom dancing, reading, attending movies and plays, collecting art, exercising, travel and philanthropy.