Summary

  • Communications and public affairs professional with successful record working with national and Colorado media
  • Nine years combined experience in Fortune 100 company and U.S. Congress
  • Consistently focused on developing communications strategy around clear business objectives

Objective

Seeking a communications, public relations, or marketing position in Colorado

Work History

Work History
Dec 2007 - Present

Communications Manager

§Support executives in media, government and community relations, and employee communications

§Coordinate workflow for communications team members across 14 business units globally to ensure corporate goals are implemented and brand is maintained

§Counsel public relations staff on developing strategic communication campaigns directed at national and trade press, Defense Department customers and Congress

§Monitor and evaluate national, financial, trade media to compile executive briefs

§Manage relationships and workflow of vendors

§Develop print advertisements to support corporately-sponsored events

§Advise communications team on emerging social media technology and trends

§Provide guidance on brand and naming conventions for newly acquired business units

§Assist in developing design elements and editing of annual reports

Jan 2003 - Dec 2007

Communications Director

U.S. House of Representatives, Colorado's Fourth District

§Developed communications plans targeting constituents, media, businesses, and community leaders

§Crafted press releases, web copy, newsletters, direct mail, and opinion-editorials

§Manager of three-person communications team

§Spoke on the record and pitched stories to national and Colorado-based media

§Coordinated the planning of public events and press conferences to positively impact public relations

§Created regular radio addresses and weekly e-newsletter alerts

§Drafted legislation and managed campaign to pass a measure protecting Colorado homeowners, resulting in President George W. Bush signing bill into law

§Earned lawmaker recognition as most active in Colorado by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post through aggressive communications program

§Helped lawmaker obtain national media over wasteful federal spending after Hurricane Katrina

Jul 2000 - Dec 2002

Communications and Legislative Assistant

U.S. House of Representatives, Colorado's Fourth District

§Maximized message to constituents on lawmaker’s legislative work through pro-active outreach program that issued more than 1,000 letters per week

§Wrote speeches lawmaker delivered before the U.S. House

§Advised lawmaker on homeland security, budget, tax, and telecommunications policies

§Advanced legislative priorities through communications with White House, congressional committees and federal agency officials

 §Represented lawmaker in meetings with business and community leaders, promoting positive relations with local governments officials, business leaders, agencies and constituents

Education

Education
2006 - 2009

MBA

Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Crisis Communications, International Marketing, Intercultural Communications, Leadership

1996 - 2000

Economics

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