Passionate communications professional with experience in PR, copywriting, and public speaking.

Work experience
Work experience
Apr 2004 - Mar 2008
Director of Communications
Communitech Inc.
  • Currently manage 8 person media relations team.
  • Responsible for entire media relations strategy, including media training the physicians, designing public affairs campaigns and strategic planning for desired press coverage.
  • Press coverage of AMA in major publications has increased 35% from April 2004 – August 2007.
  • Generated and placed 18 opinion editorials and letters to the editor from allies in various major publications, including New York Times and Washington Post.
  • Produced and directed Domestic Violence Awareness public education campaign and implemented the media strategy around the campaign.
  • Recent public affairs campaign (Anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth) won an ADDY award.
Oct 2001 - Mar 2004
Press Secretary
US Government
  • Handled press inquiries on behalf of the Secretary and managed 4 person U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) media relations team.
  • Set up over 150 television, radio and print interviews for the Secretary, including multiple appearances on:
    • Larry King Live
    • The Today Show
    • Good Morning America
  • Responsible for the media related to the Secretary’s War on Drugs, developing and implementing aggressive media relations strategy which helped make this a well-known national campaign.
  • Press coverage about “War on Drugs” increased by 280% from March 2002 – January 2004.
  • Awarded "Young PR Professional of the Year" of 2003 by PRWeek.
Jan 2000 - Sep 2001
Deputy Press Secretary
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
  • Handled press inquiries on all issues for the Senator.
  • Scheduled interviews with major national networks, local networks, and talk radio shows.
  • Senator’s quotes in major daily newspapers increased 24% from February 2000 – July 2001.
  • Produced public affairs program with Senator and guests for local Alabama networks to understand policy formation.
  • Hosted radio show with Senator to discuss relevant issues.
  • Wrote over 100 press releases on relevant issues in 18 months. 
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Press Assistant
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Office
  • Compiled and organized media coverage of Senator.
  • Handled selected press inquiries.
  • Wrote press releases.
  • Scheduled interviews.
Sep 1994 - May 1998
University of Texas
  • GPA: 3.78
  • Dean’s List all four years
  • Served as President of Communications Club 1996-1997
  • Awarded "Outstanding Achievement Award in Communications," 1998
Jan 2002 - Present
Certified APR professional.
Guest blogging, writing for national publications.
Crisis Management
Solving PR crises.
Press Releases
Writing business press releases.
Public Speaking
Speaking at conferences, universities, and businesses.