RESUME

 
Professional ​
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  • Highly creative, people-focused Communications and Employee Engagement professional offering experience of over 20 years distinguished by commended performance and proven results.

  • Expertise includes: designing and managing an organization-wide communications plan, influencing employee behavior and opinions, overseeing the production of communications materials, implementing campaigns, collaborating with cross-functional business leaders, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, supervising department staff, and planning site/organizational events.

  • Engaging communicator and exceptional developer of highly effective campaigns, and engaging content including messages, newsletters, executive communication, FAQs, press releases, backgrounders, talking points, speeches, memos, event remarks, infographic, event props, and blog posts. 

  • Take-charge leader, who possesses instinctive ability to drive and implement employee engagement programs that deliver both economic value and tangible benefits to the employees and ensure a positive and inclusive work environment, group cohesiveness, and experience for all employees.

Skills
  • Web Content Creation & Management

  • Social Media Management

  • Project Management

  • Photoshop

  • Microsoft Office

  • Speechwriting

  • Adobe InDesign

Work​
Experience​
Director of Communications

​2015 - present

 

​Core Focus: Handpicked to devise and implement strategies and tactics for implementation of $23 million bond issue campaign. Lead and manage integrated digital communications efforts that included social media platforms, district website, promotional media and the use of automation technology to effectively communicate with district families, staff, government officials, and other stakeholders. Drove all aspects of operational best practice including process review, implementation of continuous improvement approaches and simplification of service experience.

 
Communication Specialist II

​2013 - 2015

Core Focus: Successfully planned and executed strategic internal and external communication campaigns for employees, schools, and district departments. Composed media releases, newsletters, and other digital content. Served as internal and external communications strategist for a variety of district events and workplace campaigns.

 

 

Communications Writer

​2011 - 2013

 

Develop and distribute business-to-business communications and other communications materials as requested by Senior Executives, Account Managers. Serve on cross-functional working committee to design, develop and produce online training repository for Division employees. Manage Executive and Senior Management attendance and participation at major pharmaceutical and retail industry conferences, including detailed strategic meeting planning, creation of PowerPoint presentations for status meetings with clients, and on-site logistics, as needed. Plan, manage and facilitate training webinars for external network partners and internal staff.

Honors/Awards
  • MOSPRA ​Award of Excellence - Magazine

  • MOSPRA Award of Excellence - Writing

  • MOSPRA Award of Merit - Golden Achievement

*Complete work experience is detailed on my resume.

Education
Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.

​M.A., Leadership & Management

 
University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

B.A., Communication (Speech)