National Consumer Trends Expert Provides the Latest Tips & Tools for a Successful School Year Guest: Andrew Krasny, National Consumer Trends Expert According to the National Retail Federation, parents spent an average of $594.24 last year on back-to-school supplies. In addition to the basics like number two pencils and notebooks, kids heading back to school this year have a dizzying assortment of resources and products available to choose from. For parents who may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of what kids need, national consumer expert Drew Krasny is available to provide the latest tips and tools necessary for back to school. Drew will share his insights on from some of the following categories: Academic Calendars and Planners Reference Books or Software Arts and Crafts Materials Educational Software Backpacks Learning/Homework Aids Binders and Accessories Locker Accessories Calculators Maps, Globes and Telescopes Computer Media Tools and Appliances for Parents About Drew Krasny: Drew Krasny began his career in college answering fan mail for comedienne Joan Rivers. He then went on to “warm-up” over a thousand television studio audiences for stars such as Joan Rivers, Martin Short, Leeza Gibbons, Terry Bradshaw, and shows such as The Mommies, America’s Most Talented Kid, Prime Time With Jiminy Glick, Film Fanatic and countless others. He also found success behind the camera producing on both Emmy nominated Leeza and The Martin Short Show. Eventually, his irreverent personality led him back on-stage with on-air correspondent positions with talk shows including Crook & Chase, Donny & Marie, Caryl & Marilyn, Mars Venus, The Martin Short Show, Ebay TV, The Dennis Miller Show and the Emmy Award winning Wayne Brady Show. Most recently, Drew hosted the relationship show Crush on the USA Network. He also lends his enthusiasm and expertise of consumer trends, toys and gadgets to countless TV shows, news and radio programs. Krasny can be seen on Direct TV’s “Living LIVE!” and just wrapped up his fifth season on Soapnet’s Soaptalk. Drew has spoken on behalf of companies including HP, Philips Electronics, The Home Depot, The Sharper Image, Kmart and Levi Straus, just to mention a few. He also travels the country extensively as a corporate host and motivator, and emcee’s professional tennis tournaments for both the Sony Ericsson WTA Women and ATP Men’s tours. and services to help all pet owners including NBC Nightly News, Eye on L.A and over 350 local, national, and international broadcast media outlets. Station Note: Funding sponsors for this segment will include a variety of the above mentioned consumer products.?