Awards

  • Winner: CNW Group Excellence in Writing Award
  • Winner: Optimum Public Relations Creativity Challenge 2010
  • Finalist: Cohn & Wolfe Chariman Award 2010
  • Letter from the Dean, Humber College

Objective

To secure a position in a forward thinking company willing to invest in passionate employees.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Communications Intern

Amnesty International
  • Assisted with event planning and committee meetings.
  • Produced programs, support materials and e-newsletters.
  • Managed several databases and kept meeting minutes organized.

Member of volunteer Media and Promotion Team

Events promoted:

Apr 2010 - Present

Media Consultant

Roadbreakers Charity Tournament
  • Created press release and media alert.
  • Distributed materials to strategically targeted local media.
  • Connected and followed-up with journalists.
Mar 2012 - Present

Manager, Events & Stakeholder Relations

Ontario Energy Association
  • Execution of all events including five Speakers Series annually.
  • Management of all aspects of ENERGYCONFERENCE13, the OEA's annual conference.
  • Management of all logistics for 10ENERGYGALA, a celebration of the OEA's decade of success.
  • Responsible for all event logistics from start to finish, pre and post-event communications and tracking budgets.
  • Outreach to and tracking of all sponsors, speakers and vendors.
May 2011 - Dec 2011

Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator

Toronto Hydro

- Conducted research and strategic planning for the community involvement program.

- Organized and executed employee events and internal promotion including design of an events intranet page.

- 2011 CIBC Run for the Cure team captain - record amount of donations.

- Created press releases, media alerts, media lists, industry articles, newsletters, communication plans and award submissions as needed.

Published Article:

Electricity Today - Three Questions with Toronto Hydro (pg 43)

http://online.electricity-today.com/doc/electricity-today/et_july2011_digital/2011081901/#43

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Communications Intern

Toronto Hydro

· Monitored traditional and digital media and created weekly and monthly reports.

· Created and posted daily intranet and internal television content.

· Liaised with different departments and the graphic designer to create posters, pay attachments and other internal program collateral.

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010

Food and Beverage Committee

Humber Student Art Show
  • Liased with vendors to plan a reception menu for 60 people.
  • Planned a creative menu to highlight the theme, eARTh Matters.
  • Approved all BEOs after ensuring clarity of expectations.

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Present

Diploma

Humber College

Relevant Classes:

  • PR and Business Writing
  • Communications Planning
  • Market Research and Marketing for PR
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Special Event Theory and Execution
  • Fundraising and PR in Non Profits
  • Media Relations and Public Affairs
  • Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
  • Corporate and International PR

Skills

Skills

Computer Knowledge

Extensive experience with computers, able to learn and adapt to new programs easily. Comfort with most social media platforms. Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Photoshop.

Team work

Ability to work in a team environment by communicating clearly, multi-tasking, and being extremely organized.

Soft Skills

Presentation training and great telephone etiquette.

Writing and Editing