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Experienced marketer with a passion for consumer trends, food, and travel. Strong background in strategic planning, project management, and communications.

Work History

January 2016Present

Marketing Communications & Customer Engagement Manager

Kerry - The Taste & Nutrition Co.

Responsible for assisting in the creation and implementation of the marketing communication strategy for Global and Strategic Accounts focusing on the Dairy and Bakery businesses, managing tactical plans that showcase Kerry’s unique value proposition specific to the concerns of those accounts. 

Organize and manage tradeshow presence for Bakery and Dairy groups including IDDBA, IBIE, and IFT. 

Launched and continue to manage the annual Taste Kit and Quarterly Taste Review promoting Kerry's flavor capabilities for the baking industry. 

Apr 2014January 2016

Marketing Manager

Biospringer - A Lesaffre Company

Responsible for all aspects of marketing in the North American region. Developed the annual marketing plan and communication initiatives. Organized all tradeshows and customer engagements. Led re-branding for North America region which included new logo design and website re-design. 

Worked with global counterparts and North American executive team to develop and implement our strategic plan. Propose and enforce strategic initiatives for each market segment.

Opened and managed the first culinary center in the North America for Biospringer. Managed and guided the applications team to develop innovative and on-trend applications that meet the needs of our customers and the market.

Developed Biospringer's first communication strategy to better inform customers and end-consumers about yeast extract and yeast derived ingredients.

Sep 2013Apr 2014

Marketing Manager - Global Accounts

Kerry - The Taste & Nutrition Co.

Supported the top 5 global  CPG account commercial teams to execute strategic initiatives and tactics that were in line with the strategic plans. Contributed to the development of the 3 year strategic plans, and monitored progress. Worked with account teams and management to ensure goals would be met on time.

Lead organization for key customer engagements and innovation sessions. Collaborated with R&D and applications to develop memorable customer working sessions.

Served as a marketing and organization resource for regional and global account sales teams.

Nov 2010Sep 2013

Market Research Analyst

Kerry - The Taste & Nutrition Co.

Responsible for market research for the Dairy & Culinary and Sweet business units. Managed category updates, monitored new product launches, and analyzed Nielsen data for product and overall market performance. Became subject matter expert on several key markets including yogurt, prepared meals, and sauces.

Developed engaging trend presentations for customer presentations. Used data and market trends to guide innovation teams.

Assisted the M&A team with acquisition target research. Supported the management team on business cases, strategic planning, and various projects.

May 2009Nov 2010

Energy Analyst

Clearspring Energy Advisors

Coordinated and developed electric load forecasts that were RUS approved for cooperative borrowers. Designed and analyzed energy usage and renewable energy surveys for energy efficiency and load management programs.


Jun 2008Aug 2009

Master of Science in Applied Economics - Market Research Track

Marquette University

Completed my degree through Marquette's five year BA/MS program.

Graduate assistant for two semesters where I proctored exams, graded, and assisted my professor in lectures. My master's essay was titled, "Income Disparities in Waist to Height Ratio and BMI in the U.S. Revisited."

Aug 2004May 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Marquette University

Member of the 2006 Spring semester at the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington D.C. Participated in the College of Business collaborative program with the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, CR during the 2008 Spring semester.  Also participated in women's rugby, Le Circle Français, Marquette Economics Association, and Sigma Kappa sorority.

Jul 2008Aug 2008

Certificate in Public Finance

London School of Economics

Attended classes during the summer session and received a certificate in Public Finance.


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