Senior Executive with an impressive record of achievement in the creative development and implementation of communications and marketing initiatives that strengthen organizational market position and enhance revenue growth. Characterized as affable, diligent and intuitive with strong ability to influence the thinking of others, forge strategic relationships, and build consensus.
May 2008 - Apr 2009
Director, Corporate Communications
Recruited to key position in the corporate brand group responsible for developing communications programs for employees and solidifying credible media relationships. Lead a group of five professionals to coordinate media, PR, and communications strategies for retail financial planning unit (Lincoln Financial Advisors/Sagemark) and individual and institutional asset management (Delaware Investments). Work closely with senior executives to help craft corporate messaging that affirms Lincoln/Delaware’s strategies for building value. Responsible for complex communications projects from inception to completion. Supervise and provide support and mentoring to staff. Also able to roll up sleeves and participate as an active member of an energetic team. Demonstrated flexibility in an environment of changing priorities. Genuine influence management skills.
Jan 1996 - Apr 2008
VP Communications & Marketing
Promoted through a series of progressively responsible positions before assuming role as Vice President, Communications and Marketing with responsibility for more closely aligning the organization with customers’ needs, enhancing corporate image, and directing all media relations initiatives. Also worked to position the association as an opinion leader.