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Work experience

Feb 2011Present

Senior Account Executive

Waggener Edstrom Communications
  • Implementing communications strategies and tactics to solve client business problems
  • Managing product announcements and reactive issues from strategy to execution
  • Creating core internal and external content, messaging and digital assets 
  • Monitoring and researching industry landscape and coverage to inform strategy 
  • Anticipating PR challenges and proactively proposing solutions to mitigate issues 
  • Influencing perceptions and developing relationships with media to secure coverage 
  • Supported worldwide communications campaign for launch of Windows 8
Nov 2007Feb 2011

Sales Associate

The Inkwell Homestore
  • Provided customer service and product knowledge for a home store in Corvallis, OR that sells cookware, furniture and gifts
Jun 2009Jun 2010

Assistant Firm Director

Allen Hall Public Relations
  • Managed all internal communication for full-service, student-run agency
  • Implemented agency workshops to promote professional development
  • Edited all outgoing client work for style, grammar and content 
  • Oversaw agency grow from five to 11 clients, 12 to 45 staff members 
  • Managed agency website and blog 
  • Oversaw event planning and execution of the agency's 10th anniversary banquet
Jun 2009Sep 2009

Public Affairs Intern

Fred Meyer Stores
  • Developed and implemented corporate public relations plan to increase awareness of Fred Meyer's commitment to hunger relief
  • Assisted with media relations for store remodel; secured coverage 
  • Crafted press releases and media alerts; followed up with media 
  • Conceptualized and authored fall trend blog series and social amplification strategy, increasing brand awareness among target customers on social channels
  • Assisted the Director of Public Affairs in media relations, community relations and other public relations
Mar 2009Jun 2009

Account Supervisor

Allen Hall Public Relations
  • Supervised a three-person account team for an art museum
  • Planned and held the museum’s first student event; 250 attendees 
  • Created a complete public relations plan for 2009-2010
May 2007Jan 2009

Real Estate Broker

Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette
  • Represented home buyers in real estate transactions
  • Negotiated offers and transactions on behalf of home buyers in Benton County
  • Worked with industry professionals, including other brokers, loan officers, inspectors, appraisers and title representatives, to ensure smooth and successful real estate transactions
Oct 2008Jan 2009

Account Executive

Allen Hall Public Relations
  • Wrote copy for concert series newspaper spread
  • Wrote several performer biographies, three of which were published
Jul 2004Sep 2006

Marketing Coordinator

Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamete/The Sue Long Team
  • Wrote real estate advertisements for traditional media
  • Maintained three websites
  • Managed office operations for a five-person real estate team
  • Produced brochures, fliers, mass mailings and marketing materials

Education

Sep 2006Jun 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon
  • Graduated in June, 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Public Relations emphasis) and Political Science; Minor in Communication Studies
  • Magna Cum Laude 
  • Robert D. Clark Honors College 
  • Senior honors thesis: The use of social media as a democratizing campaign strategy in the  2008 Obama campaign; passed thesis defense with Distinction

Skills

Public relations writing
Press releases, social media press releases, media kits, backgrounders, fact sheets, media alerts, campaign plans, pitches, podcasts, social media strategies, blogs, donor letters, shareholder letters
Pitching: traditional and social media
Wordpress
Social Media Strategy
Search Engine Optimization
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Oregon
Adobe Suite
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
Microsoft Office
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint and Project

References

Alison Dwiggins, Account Director at Waggener Edstrom

Amy and/or Pat Lampton

Marti Barlow

Sue Long

Principal Broker of The Sue Long Team and Operating Principal of Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette

Bob Holt

Waggener Edstrom

Solar Ki

Solar Ki

Works on Paper Restoration

Starlight Summit

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Social Media Presence

Fred Meyer Stores

Classwork

Two Shoe Girls

Allen Hall Public Relaitons

Summary

Hello! My name is Lynn Hector and I currently work for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide supporting strategic communications for Microsoft. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon in June 2010 with a degree in public relations and political science and a minor in communication studies. At the University of Oregon, I was the Assistant Firm Director of Allen Hall Public Relations, the University of Oregon's student-run, full-service public relations firm. I previously interned in the public affairs department of a retail corporation - Fred Meyer Stores - and have prior experience in marketing and real estate. My interests lie in public affairs, international development, public policy, political communication, campaign strategy and government affairs.

Recommendations

“Lynn shows remarkable initiative and drive. As a young public relations professional, she's smart, savvy and mature. As the Assistant Firm Director of Internal Relations in Allen Hall PR, she was responsible for ensuring smooth communication and accountability among all 40+ student members of the firm. She did so with grace, patience and a great deal of empathy that helped lead the firm to unprecedented success. Lynn is a natural leader and respected by her peers. I would recommend her without hesitation.” - Kelli Matthews, Allen Hall Public Relations Advisor and School of Journalism and Communication Instructor

“Lynn Hector has assisted me with various marketing/public relations activities for my two businesses; she is someone who can implement a clear new media strategy to achieve a targeted result utilizing her attention to detail and organizational skills. As a fellow volunteer, she also helped me coordinate, administrate, and manage the data for political fundraisers. I would highly recommend her for a PR position that requires strategic planning, development, and great people skills.” - Marti Barlow, Owner, Hospitality Vision

“Lynn is committed to excellence and outstanding client service. She is thorough with her work and always meets deadlines. Her insight and advice has been reliable and extremely helpful in team brainstorming situations. Her passion and her experience will make her an asset to any public relations operation.” - Kristina Rhodes, Firm Director, Allen Hall Public Relations

“Lynn is the Assistant Firm Director at Allen Hall Public Relations, the University of Oregon's student-run, full-service public relations agency. Lynn is responsible for all internal communications for AHPR, and she does an exceptional job communicating with the firm members. Lynn's also responsible for leading the firm's weekly meetings and has strong leadership, management and presentation skills. I would highly recommend Lynn for a public relations, communications or any other professional position.” - Nathan Ichtertz, former member, Allen Hall Public Relations

"I've had the privilege of working with Lynn and earning her friendship. The parallel between her character as a friend and colleague is rare and special. Whether she's on your team or by your side during one of life's speed bumps, she is consistently composed, dependable, generous and thoughtful. As her friend, I want to take this opportunity to brag about her, because she is far too humble to do so herself. Lynn is a recipient of the Jernstedt scholarship, a member of the prestigious journalism honor society- Kappa Tau Alpha, an Honor's College student, and magna cum-laude graduate this spring! She continues to challenge me to be my very best and has set the bar for public relations students at the School of Journalism and Communications.” - Lindsay Reichardt, Account Executive, Allen Hall Public Relations

"There are very few people that I have been able to rely on. Lynn is one of them. She has always portrayed the qualities that are needed in a leader: transparency, dedication and confidence. I fully endorse Lynn for any position that she applies for in the future. She provides a rare mix of talent, charisma and maturity that eludes most college students." - Jeremy Liebman, Account Supervisor and Business Operations Manager, Allen Hall Public Relations