Alan J. Wax, founder and president of WAXWords has
more than three decades of communications experience.
During his long career in journalism, Wax has acquired
broad and deep knowledge of numerous businesses,
particularly commercial real estate and related disciplines,
as well as hospitality, travel, food and beverage
businesses. He currently writes the "Drinks" column in
Long Island magazine
Wax has worked for many leading publications during a
career in journalism that has spanned more than 30 years,
including 23 years at Newsday, widely regarded as one of
America's best newspapers, In addition to Newsday, he
has worked at The Commercial & Financial Chronicle,
Financial World magazine, Commodities News Services and
the New York Post. His freelance work has appeared in
such publications as OTC Review, Beer Aficionado,
American Brewer, Wine Spectator, Market Watch, Wine
Business Monthly and Wines & Vines. Wax has won
national, regional and local honors, including the Pulitzer
Prize, journalism’s highest honor. His work also has been
recognized by the Society of Silurians, the New York
Associated Press and the Press Club of Long Island.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from
Stony Brook University and a Master of Arts degree in
journalism from the University of Missouri.
Currently, Wax is a member of the executive board of the
Long Island Real Estate Group and is executive vice
president and publicity chair of Public Relations
Professionals of Long Island. His memberships include he
Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island
(CIBS), the Business Information Network and the Society
of the Society of Marketing for Professionals.
Previously, Wax was president and a member of the board
of governors of the New York Financial Writers Association
and former Vice Chairman of the Wine Media Guild.