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An energetic and empathetic storyteller, communicator, listener and messaging professional. I have extensive writing, videography, editing, public relations, and print- and web-based publishing experience. Recognized for my ability to cultivate strong relationships with individuals throughout an organization, capture voice and create authentic and impactful communications. Throughout my career I’ve been a corporate communicator, PR professional and journalist adept at project management, messaging, executive communications and media relations for a broad variety of audiences covering everything from insurance and technology to sales and employee engagement.

Work experience

4/18Present

Corporate Communications Manager

Intralinks

Oversee all internal and executive communications to employees in the Americas, LATAM, EMEA and APAC regions. Develop and create all executive leadership communications to drive engagement, trust and two-way communication. Overseeing effort to revive and relaunch company intranet. Introduced use of videos as a primary communication vehicle. Developed organization’s first formal communication strategy and tactical plan. Develop content for and oversee quarterly town hall meetings for executive leadership team. Oversee all public relations efforts including writing press releases, coordinating media opportunities and serving as spokesperson for the company.

12/174/18

Communications Manager (contractor)

Fidelity

Developed and executed communications plans for Fidelity’s cybersecurity division.

9/159/17

Consultant, Internal Communications

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Partnered with executives from three business units to create communications plans for each of their functions. Drafted day-to-day communications, executed communication campaigns and planned events including town hall meetings. In total, I supported just under 1,500 employees.

  • Wrote for and coached executive leadership, built relationships with key stakeholders, oversaw town hall meetings and supported broader organizational communications as needed.
  • Launched an internal social media campaign that increased employee engagement by more than 260 percentage points. The series encouraged employees to share how their day-to-day work related to the organization’s strategic goals. It also fostered a two-way dialogue between employees and executives.
  • Introduced a way for employees to ask executives questions anonymously to encourage open and honest communication. The format has since been adopted throughout the organization.
  • Spearheaded an effort to rework format of company-wide employee meetings to help them better resonate with employees.
  • Introduced the use of quick-hit videos to help executive leadership share their stories.
6/149/15

Associate Consultant, Communications

Liberty Mutual

Oversaw IT organization’s external presentations, internal messaging and executive communications.

  • Helped plan and organize annual town hall meetings. Captured employees’ and executives’ stories, connected them to business goals. Coached presenters on delivery.
  • Fostered two-way communication through campaign that highlighted organizational innovation and calculated risk-taking.
  • Wrote and edited business-facing publication to help the organization adopt new technologies and processes. Content was a mix of feature stories, news and subject matter expert columns.
7/136/14

Independent Writer, Editor and Communicator

Freelance

Freelance public relations and editorial expert. 

7/117/13

Media Relations and Communications Specialist

Cellular Specialties, Inc.

Oversaw PR and internal communications for wireless services provider.

  • Developed and executed communications and marketing plans, including those around CSI’s partnerships with the NFL, which helped to drive sales and raise industry awareness.
  • Positioned CSI as an industry thought leader via press releases, ghostwritten articles, online community building, case studies, job profiles and media pitches.
5/025/11

Communications Manager / Editor

Lincoln Financial Group

Oversaw media relations and internal communications for insurance sales unit, including developing yearly communications plans, pitching story ideas, writing and placing bylined articles, coordinating interviews and serving as spokesperson.

  • Secured high-profile placements in Forbes, New York Times and Baron’s, among others.
  • Oversaw editorial content for public website and employee newsletter that recognized employees’ work and promoted the organization’s products and services.
  • Crafted executive speeches, emails, presentations and talking points.
  • Wrote and distributed press releases.
  • Wrote, edited and oversaw quarterly field magazine for and about the organization’s salesforce designed to recognize top performers and provide the information needed to help others to reach that status. Owned relationship with outside firm to guide art direction.
9/001/02

Web Editor - CleanRooms, Data Storage and InfoStor

PennWell Publishing

Oversaw editorial content of three leading business-to-business magazine web sites. Wrote news stories daily, updated news feeds, and coordinated coverage of larger stories with print staff. Compiled weekly electronic newsletters. Significantly increased site traffic through the development of online community and strategic partnerships.

5/009/00

Channel Editor - MyWay.com

CMGI

Developed and maintained news and sports sections for leading business-tailored Internet portal site. Updated news feeds regularly to provide users with latest updates. Created dynamic content packages.

6/985/00

Editorial Page Editor/Assistant News Editor

Laconia Citizen

Selected material and edited text for op-ed section. Designed and laid out editorial, letters to the editor and nation/world pages. Wrote daily editorials. Assisted with management of news staff. Previously served as general assignment reporter/photographer for Sunday and daily paper.

10/976/98

Staff Writer

Portales News-Tribune

Worked as the only general assignment reporter for daily paper. Covered and reported on all aspects of community life, including city and county government, police, courts, agriculture and education.

2/9510/97

Staff Writer

Foster's Daily Democrat

Reported on all aspects of municipal government including city council, budget, and economic growth for large Seacoast daily. Cultivated outstanding relationships with U.S. government and union sources while covering Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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References

Partner magazine

Partner magazine is Lincoln Financial Group's award-winning quarterly field publication. As editor, I recently helped transform what had always been a print publiction into an interactive e-zine.

Media placements and bylines

Below are some examples of the pick-ups that have resulted from the promotion of Cellular Specialties, Inc, including placements in Above Ground Level and Commercial Integrator, as well as those for Lincoln Financial Network, including placements in CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg.com, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Investment News.

In addition, here are a couple of examples of bylined articles that I have ghost-written and successfully placed in industry trades, including the ACUTA JournalMission Critical Communications, AutomatedBuildings.com, National Underwriter and Life Insurance Selling.

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