Outstanding communications professional with a knack for establishing partnerships and connections between businesses, nonprofits and the public. Connects quickly and sincerely with individuals from the store and factory to the C-suite, enjoys identifying problems and building a strategy to implement solutions through short and long-range planning. Impeccable writer, confident public speaker and adept at marketing, internal and external communication, team-building and deftly drilling down to essential communication points and tactics. Proven track record for successful grant-writing, major gift cultivation, fundraising and building brands. Fourteen years of diverse experience in marketing, public relations and community development. Enthusiastic, visionary and intuitive - capable of bold and innovative approaches balanced with deep capacity for navigating potential pitfalls.
Excels when responsible for representing multiple small teams or initiatives; as a team leader, tends to inspire, engage and connect with each individual, rallying the team toward a cohesive plan. Possesses very strong and extremely diverse relationships throughout the northwest Arkansas business community and beyond in the public, private, government and nonprofit sectors. Performs well in innovative, non-traditional capacities with organizations prone to embracing change. Functions comfortably and effectively as spokesperson/key communicator for company leadership and key initiatives.
Passions: establishing partnerships, leveraging relationships for the greater good, implementing the next big idea. Enthusiastic about gathering widely-varying ideas and identifying creative, effective and implementable solutions. Loves emerging media, marketing, public relations and technology. Personal causes are tied to advancing economic opportunities, boosting confidence for women and girls and disaster preparedness/responsiveness.