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Production Intern


Experienced all facets of television production.

Results:Earned an “A” and a job offer.

Dec 2011Present

Communications Manager

McDonald's Corporation


  • Manager (2013 - present)
  • Supervisor (2011 - 2013)

Develop digital and traditional content that creates greater employee engagement and drives the business. Write, edit, and curate internal feature stories to post to the McDonald's Corporate Intranet (AccessMcD). Manage editorial calendar and freelance writers. Work closely with subject matter experts to identify, research, and develop compelling stories about McDonald’s business and brand. Collaborate cross-functionally to evolve the content and design of all internal communication vehicles. Contribute content to McDonald’s global social media outlets. Produce and edit graphic imagery for various communication vehicles.Author web pages.

Sep 2002Dec 2011

Associate Producer

McDonald's Corporation

Write, direct, and produce media projects for internal and external clients to encourage behaviors that support the McDonald's Plan to Win and drive the business. Build, train, and manage production teams to execute desired results.  Regularly consult with senior producers, clients, vendors, and cross-functional teams to develop creative ideas, strategies, and budgets. Produce and coordinate video shoots and edits for some of the 300+ annual Creative Services video productions, including multi-million dollar international projects for Worldwide and Peak/CMOR. Additional responsibilities and cross-functional teams:  Research, meeting production, Social Media Team, Corporate Relations People Team, Virtual Events Team

May 1990May 2007

AD/Production Assistant


Supported a variety of film and video companies on projects including feature films, music videos, and television commercials. Clients include:

·Universal Studios/Mad Dog Productions (Los Angeles, CA)

·HARPO Studios (Chicago, IL)

·Sputnik Films (London, UK)

·ACME Productions (Los Angeles, CA)

·T. G. Glazer Productions (Chicago, IL)

Jan 1992Jul 2002


Proffer Productions, Inc.
  • STAFF PRODUCER (2000 - 2002)
  • STAFF AVID EDITOR (1998 - 2002)
  • PRODUCTION SUPPORT (1992 - 2002)

Manage all aspects of production for local, national, and global corporate video and audio projects.  Direct shoots, edits, and audio sessions. Coordinate staff, calendars, talent, vendors, equipment, and budgets. Four years of Avid editing incorporating multi-layering, effects, and high-level graphics to create professional corporate video productions. (Avid MCXpress and Media Composer 1000)  Small production company with big clients demand multi-tasking at all phases of production for video, audio, and corporate meetings. Repeatedly saved time and money for clients and employers. Recruit, interview, and train freelance suppliers, interns, and employees. Clients include:  JPMorgan/American Century, Medtronic, Pizza Hut, Discovery Zone, Havens Steel, and HOK Architects. 

Oct 1990Oct 1991

Production Staff


Supported all aspects of the 5, 6, and 10 o’clock live newscasts, local talk shows, and commercial production.Roles include:studio camera and teleprompter operator, primary Chyron technician, and floor director.

Aug 1988May 1989


Jack Cashill Advertising

Brainstorming, copywriting, and drawing illustrations to support pitches and campaigns.

May 1988Dec 1988

Marketing Intern, Co-op

General Electric Co.

Supported Industrial Lighting Sales Team in client meetings, presentations, and pitches.


Apr 2007Present


McDonald's HU

Project Management, Partnering For Results, Presentation Skills, 7 Habits for Managers

Aug 1986May 1990


Rockhurst University

Yearbook, Newspaper, Radio Station, Commuter Advisory Board, Alpha Phi Omega, Student Leadership, 1990 Who's Who in American Colleges


Communication, Writing, Design, Technology, UX, Social Media, Creativity, Influence, Innovation, Directing, Producing, Photography, Typography, Print and Electronic Graphics, Virtual Events, Pop Culture, Music, Movies, Food, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Health, Travel


Creative communications professional with proven ability to manage teams, schedules, and budgets for any size project. A motivated self-starter with a positive, collaborative nature. Writer, editor, producer, visual story-teller. Excited by the impact of technology and design to personalize communication. Regularly  recognized for top performance by clients, colleagues, and leadership. Devoted to continuous improvement.