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Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Public Relations and Communications consultant

Kuh Communications

Provide public relations and communication guidance, execute communication strategies, PR campaigns and community engagement plans with a specialty in education and non-profit organizations.

Demonstrated skills: Writing editorials, feature and news stories, press releases.Creating direct mail pieces; writing/editing newsletters, internal memos, speeches, letters, corporate manuals.Public speaking, leading group presentations, facilitating focus groups. Overseeing website development and managing online content. Engaging stakeholders via face to face interaction, group meetings and social media channels. Familiar with AP Style format.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2012

Director of Development

Three Rivers Local School District

Communicated with stakeholders via electronic newsletters, website, social media and direct mail pieces.

Served as ambassador to the community through appearances at local events, regular updates to village and township councils, community service.

Secured private and corporate funding for district to help bridge gap between budget and needs.

Apr 2009 - Sep 2009

Voiceover Talent

Studio Center

Voice acting on a contracted, part time basis.

Apr 2004 - Jan 2009

National Sales Manager

Clear Channel Radio

The National Sales Manager position was eliminated on January 20, 2009. Prior to that I served in the role for almost 5 years with increasing responsibility. During that time, I established sales budgets with executable plans in order to exceed or meet revenue targets and achieve ancillary goals.As the National Sales Manager I served as the liaison from Clear Channel Las Vegas' cluster of radio stations for a team of 70+ account representatives in 17 regional offices. Our collective goal was to help develop and execute effective marketing and advertising opportunities for national accounts.I provided market analysis, including individual station information and competitor insight, along with inventory advice and pricing guidlines for the regional account reps. My ability to cultivate relationships with all levels of management and with people of varied backgrounds allowed me to penetrate agencies on a deeper and broader level, as well.Within my organization, I was recognized both by management and my peers as an excellent communicator with superior verbal and writing skills. As a result, I was tapped to proofread and improve internal and external pieces, including memos and speeches, press releases, and sales proposals and one-sheets. In addition, my input was requested in developing and writing corporate manuals and outlining local internal procedures in handbooks and guides. Most recently I was charged with and had begun streamlining, updating and upgrading all the sales materials that the sales staff and management use to create compelling presentations.

Jan 2002 - Apr 2004

National Account Manager

Clear Channel Radio

My conscientious work as a local account executive was noticed and rewarded when I was promoted to National Account Executive. As the assistant to the National Sales Manager, I handled all day to day duties related to servicing national accounts and worked with every department within our organization to execute all facets of the client's needs. Client services included preparing rate cards and sales proposals, creating and executing sales promotions, as well as providing timely and cohesive promotion recaps. In addition, I ensured that our national clients' creative and branding messages were executed cleanly on air, which included interpreting traffic instructions, communicating with creative agencies and working internally with our continuity and production departments. This required great attention to detail and superior flexibility, as production times were often quick turnaround, with frequent changes and multiple, very specific sets of varying instructions.

Aug 2000 - Jan 2002

Account Executive, KWNR-FM

Clear Channel Radio

In August of 2000 my contributions and performance in the promotion department were recognized, and I was promoted to the local sales department as a mid-level seller for the top billing station in Las Vegas. My role as a local seller consisted mainly of prospecting and developing new business and increasing revenue on existing advertising accounts. In addition I prepared promotion and marketing plans to augment clients’ advertising campaigns. A high point of my career in local sales was my contribution to creating a new revenue driving promotion that the KWNR team still sells, most recently in 4Q 2011. In December 2001 I co-founded the annual Toys for Tickets campaign, sold sponsorships and worked with the promotion and programming departments to execute the successful toy drive for Southern Nevada charities including Child Haven, NV State Welfare Office, Children’s Advocacy Foundation and more.

Nov 1998 - Aug 2000

Marketing & Promotion Director, KQOL-FM

Clear Channel Radio

In fall 1998 I was offered the opportunity to move to radio market #40, and relocated to Las Vegas as the Marketing & Promotion Director for the Oldies station, KQOL-FM, then owned by Jacor. Highlights of my tenure include: helping to launch and promote the inaugural version of the Oldies Loyal Listener Club; adding sidekick duties on the morning show with The Big Kahuna to my existing role as Marketing & Promotion Director.

Jul 1997 - Nov 1998

Promotion Director & On Air Personality

Cumulus Broadcasting

Promotions director for four radio stations (AC, Country, Hot AC & Rock); co-host of the rock station morning show.

Mar 1993 - Jun 1996

Promotions and Sales, WGRR-FM

The Dalton Group

Began as a promotions intern, hired to be a promotion assistant, promoted to Assistant Promotion Director and did a few overnight and holiday airshifts. Worked briefly as an entry level account executive before finishing my time with WGRR-FM as a contracted promotion coordinator.

Education

Education
1987 - 1991

BA

Hanover College is located in Hanover, IN.

Expertise

Writing press releases and feature stories. Creating sales pieces, writing and editing newsletters. Familiar with AP Style format.

Contributing to and editing corporate manuals, writing and/or editing internal memos, speeches, letters etc.

Public speaking, leading group presentations and facilitating focus groups. 

Overseeing website development, generating and managing online content. 

Engaging stakeholders via interactive communication and social media. 

Professional Development

Now, Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton

Soar With Your Strengths, Donald O. Clifton & Paula Nelson

Primal Leadership, Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman, Richare Boyatzis, Annie McKee

Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing, Harry Beckwith 

The Radical Leap, A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, Steve Farber

The Question Behind the Question, John G. Miller

First, Break All the Rules; What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently, Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman

The Winds of Turbulence, Howard D. Putnam with Gene Busnar

The One Minute Salesperson and Who Moved My Cheese and Peaks and Valleys,  all by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

How to Become a Rainmaker, The People Who Get and Keep Customers, Jeffrey J. Fox

Summary

Communications and public relations professional with a diverse background in sales, marketing and promotion.

Superior writing, editing and presentation skills; proven ability to build relationships, manage crisis communication and persuade.

Additional experience creating high profile promotions and events to launch new products or services, support existing brands and attract new consumers.

Organizations

•Immediate past president Cleves-Three Rivers Kiwanis Club •Founding member of Association of Public Education Communicators •Founding member of PROTECT, consortium of community service providers •Member of: American Fundraising Professionals, Cleves-Three Rivers Kiwanis, NSPRA, Western Economic Club, Western Hills Exchange Club