BirthPassaic General Hospital, NJ
EducationBA, communication, Rutgers University
OccupationEntrepreneur, CEO of Cruiseable; author
FatherEmil George Lasica (1920-1999)
MotherLillian Elizabeth Sporn (1922-2017)
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Short bioJoe, who started going by JD during his first newspaper job, moved from New Jersey to California in the 1980s. He has been a journalist (reporter, columnist, editor), startup executive, author and social media strategist at two consultancies he founded. He is currently co-founder of Cruiseable, a cruise vacations startup. JD is also a public speaker — he spoke at the United Nations in 2012 — blogger, photographer and world traveler, and he has participated in three Aspen Institute roundtables. He visited the Lasica ancestral homeland in Spie, Poland, in June 2013. More details at jdlasica.com/about.
FatherFred Schrader (1923-2009)
MotherEllen Marie Doran (1925-)