Theresa Chu


  • Nine years of communication experience in non-profit, corporate and state government arenas
  • Integrated marketing communication skills used in strategies for media relations, market research, internal communications, copywriting and community relations
  • Experience managing staff, budgets and outside vendors
  • Proficient in HTML code, content management systems, Associated Press style and Microsoft Office Suite

Professional Organizations

  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

Work History

Work History
Jul 2010 - Present

Internal Communications Manager, Sales & Marketing

Bioventus (formerly a division of Smith & Nephew)
  • Provide strategic internal communication planning and counsel for a $200+ million biologics company
  • Created and managed a new communication process to streamline and ensure consistency of messages to a field sales organization consisting of more than 300 sales employees
  • Secured and managed an email marketing system to provide consistency of and the ability to measure the success of email communications, resulting in a 50 percent increase in open rates year over year
  • Serve as the communication lead on the global sales meeting core team, planning and executing a meeting with a budget of $1.2 million
Oct 2009 - Jul 2010

  • Write and edit media relations materials, including clinical and non-clinical news releases, pitch letters, talking points and articles
  • Edit marketing content for a national art exhibit
  • Provide input and feedback on media relations strategies
Mar 2008 - Oct 2009

Marketing Manager

Academy of General Dentistry
  • Managed all membership recruitment programs for the association, resulting in an increase of new members of 16 percent in the first four months of 2009 over 2008
  • Supervised two staff members and outside vendors and oversaw a budget of nearly $300,000
  • Designed surveys and analyzed market research to create strategies and to build benchmarking and evaluation programs for various recruitment campaigns; presented results to the Board of Trustees and council members
  • Doubled the open rates for an electronic newsletter
  • Created copy and directed design for marketing pieces such as print and online advertisements, posters, direct mail and e-blasts
Mar 2007 - Mar 2008

Corporate Communications Manager

  • Managed all public relations efforts for eight vertical markets, resulting in media placements in “The Today Show,” MarketWatch Radio Network, Chicago Tribune and el Diario La Prensa
  • Wrote nominations for and won the 2007 American Business Award—Best Sales Organization and BusinessWeek’s Best Places to Launch a Career
  • Secured speaking opportunities and created presentations for C-suite executives
  • Produced videos for the “About Us” section on the Web site
  • Updated the online press room weekly using HTML code
Nov 2004 - Mar 2007

Media Relations Specialist/Executive Communication Specialist

American Osteopathic Association

  • Generated publicity in local and national media outlets with audiences ranging from 7,000 to 90,000,000, including, The Oregonian (Portland) and FOX5 News “This Morning” (Las Vegas)
  • Served as the ghostwriter for the executive director creating staff communications, daily and annual reports to the Board of Trustees and all members, a monthly e-newsletter, speaking points and a monthly column for a magazine with a circulation of about 70,000
  • Initiated the executive director’s blog in 2005 and managed daily updates and comment responses
  • Created content for the online media center on the association’s Web site, which receives an average of 15,000 hits daily
  • Developed and implemented a heart health program with five Chicago Public Schools and three Board of Trustees members
  • Supervised the medical volunteer relief effort during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with a budget of $30,000 and more than 50 volunteers
Dec 2003 - Nov 2004

Communication Intern

Ohio Senate
  • Coordinated communications efforts for the senate minority caucus, including press conferences, press releases, speaking points and newsletter articles
  • Advised state senators and representatives of potential issues on the state Controlling Board


2006 - 2009


DePaul University

  • Diploma of Distinction
  • College of Communication TA/Instructor of Record - 2007-2008
1999 - 2003


Miami University

  • Cum Laude
  • Minor, Political Analysis (focus in public law)