Enhanced broadcast news and events as a guest contributor for BBC Wales on relevant issues, politics and current affairs including extended coverage of 9/11, US Presidential Elections, UK General Elections and American Culture.
Planned, developed and implemented a comprehensive communications/public affairs program designed to enhance community relationships between the $1.5 billion Forestry Commission Wales Wind Energy Program, local Forest District stakeholders, industry representatives and community groups. Initiated, established and maintained relationships with the general public and specific constituency groups including the broadcast and print media, key officials, agency stakeholders, industry representatives and community groups.
Expertly communicated Environment Agency Wales positions and policies relating to emergency and non-emergency incidents. Specialized in highly visible, crisis and contentious issues. Developed and delivered launches for public policy documents and strategies. Managed all aspects of launches including negotiating contracts for suppliers and event management.
Contractor for the Welsh Government, National Public Health Service Wales, South Wales Police and nonprofits including Action on Hearing Loss, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Millennium Commission and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
Planned and implemented effective events, campaigns. Developed identity branding and online presence. Drafted press releases and articles. Drafted grant proposals and applications. Provided media training to senior managers and selected staff.
Produced informative current affairs segments for “GMTV”, KSAZ-TV, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and Reuters TV. Traveled and worked freelance with a range of local and national broadcasters.
Dynamic and creative Associate Producer for “ABC Sports” and “Good Morning America” television shows.
Researched and developed effective and memorable scripts, conducted pre-interviews, directed shooting on location, drafted schedules, hired crews, booked travel and edited material for air.
Hiring manager and supervising manager for work undertaken with Environment Agency Wales.
Hiring manager and supervising manager for forest district work undertaken for Forestry Commission Wales.
Supervising manager and program executive of the Forestry Commission Wales Wind Energy Program.
Was part of the first class to formally study post-devolution UK policy models of community regeneration. Developed a theoretical understanding of the politics and ideologies underpinning welfare provision and social justice. Specialized in community engagement and consultation.
Studied public relations and marketing within the fashion industry. Apprenticed for fashion houses including Gucci, Armani, Adam Beall and Bob Mackie. Specialized in developing fashion events including fashion shows, in-house modeling and displays.
Studied mass communications with a focus on radio production.
To secure a senior position in Public Relations that utilizes my creativity, energy and domestic/international experience in working with renewable energy, environment and contentious issues.
Active blogger – various articles on Wordpress and HubpagesFilm, food, family, walking, photography
“Monica was a talented, well-respected and driven member of the team.” Lee Dawson Woodland Officer Forestry Commission Wales
“Monica is a smart, organized, creative and dedicated professional.” Sian Howell Communication Manager Environment Agency Wales
“This woman is one mean communicator. She has excellent writing and editing skills. I recommend Monica without hesitation.” Angela Elniff Larsen Director Angles Consulting
“Heartfelt thanks for your contribution to Radio Wales programming. We are very grateful for your professionalism during a very testing time” Michelle Bower Producer Good Morning Wales