Work History

Work History
Jan 2005 - Present

Editor and Leader, Marketing and Communications

Talent Plus
  • Oversee the design, content and production of publications for internal and external audiences - create, implement and manage procedures, policies and initiatives to ensure high-quality results
  • Prepare and edit company materials to ensure conformance with branding standards as well as to guarantee copy is clear, correct, concise, comprehensible and consistent
  • Manage a four-member creative services team - created and introduced a streamlined materials order-management process by which team members are able to easily anticipate future workloads and specific job requirements
  • Develop marketing and public relations strategies to influence public opinion and promote ideas, products and services
  • Organize events and speaking engagements to increase product and service awareness and to promote goodwill
  • Maintain company Web site, including publishing up-to-date, relevant content and news releases
  • Coordinate the translation of materials into applicable foreign languages
  • Developed corporate branding style guide and accompanying templates
  • Collaborate with intellectual property attorney to manage international portfolio of trademarks
Dec 2003 - Dec 2004

Proposal Writer/Coordinator

  • Supported the development of new business through the writing and editing of proposals in accordance with company policies and legal requirements as well as to guarantee copy was clear, correct, concise, comprehensible and consistent
  • Created and maintained intranet library of proposal response boilerplates
  • Communicated with all levels of staff and subject matter experts to complete assignments
Dec 2002 - Dec 2003

Affinity Marketing Coordinator

  • Developed, coordinated and carried out the marketing activities of the affinity marketing department, including the separate marketing campaigns of over 30 alumni association clients
  • Wrote and edited copy for various marketing materials, including direct mail pieces, brochures, e-mail blasts, Web pages and proposals
  • Administered department marketing calendar - monitored schedules and production and distribution arrangements to ensure timely completion and quality control of marketing activities, publications and initiatives
  • Created tracking and reporting capabilities for clients' marketing campaigns; prepared weekly status reports
Dec 1999 - Dec 2002


Sandhills Publishing
  • Ensured the accuracy and timeliness of content within three regional editions of a weekly trade publication featuring detailed listings of heavy construction equipment, parts and accessories for sale; a biannual compilation book containing a year's worth of auction results; and a complementary Web site
  • Coordinated events at construction equipment auctions and trade shows to showcase products and services
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for two trade publications and their Web sites
Aug 1999 - Dec 1999

Marketing Representative

Sandhills Publishing
  • Created and delivered marketing programs to support company growth - researched and qualified mailing lists for four weekly trade publications with global circulation as well as established and serviced bulk distribution accounts via telephone and travel
  • Collected results from construction equipment auctions worldwide and posted live results on company Web site


1995 - 1999

Bachelor of Science

University of Nebraska at Kearney







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