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Summary

Resourceful Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement with a proven track record conceptualizing, developing, and implementing strategic marketing and communications campaigns in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Successfully launched and managed integrated campaigns and programs in domestic U.S. and international markets to support business development goalsExperience working across a wide range of platforms, building relationships with executive leadership, clients, and diverse internal and external audiences and stakeholders. Strategic energy specialist with extensive experience working in the global energy and natural resources industry who possesses an in-depth understanding of issues shaping the industry today: the key financial and market drivers, the environmental and regulatory challenges, and the role of the media and other key stakeholders in shaping the public discourse.

Key Competencies:

  • Energy Specialist
  • Integrated Marketing/Communications
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Advocacy Campaigns
  • Media Relations
  • Program Development/Event Planning
  • Thought Leadership Strategist
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Project Management
  • Dynamic Team Leader/Mentor
  • Value/Impact/Relationship Driven

Experience

April 2017Present

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Consultant

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PARTNERS, Washington, D.C.

National Geographic Partners is the global leader in visually compelling non-fiction entertainment.

Program development and stakeholder engagement for National Geographic Partners initiatives.

  • Program development, speaker recruitment, audience development, and stakeholder engagement for the “Urban Expeditions: Exploring Sustainable City Solutions” program in Washington, D.C. Urban Expeditions is a National Geographic Partners corporate partnership with United Technologies Corporation.
  • Stakeholder engagement and outreach director for National Geographic’s CHASING GENIUS Challenge.
June 2016Present

Senior Communications Advisor, Technology-to-Market Program

BCS, INC. (CONTRACTOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY), Washington, D.C.

The Technology-to-Market Program within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) pilots commercialization initiatives. 

Senior advisor to the Director; responsible for marketing, communications, and stakeholder engagement strategies across portfolio of nine programs.

  • Develop Tech-to-Market’s branding and messaging architecture; ensure consistent messaging across programs and content platforms.
  • Advise on the development of the program’s top-line vision, mission, and strategy; draft the program’s guiding principles.
  • Communications lead on the Innovative Pathways funding opportunity; responsible for initiative-specific communications, media relations, and stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Strategy and communications facilitator for Tech-to-Market offsite meeting.

  • Project manager and mentor for a team of communications specialists; manage graphics and communications consultants.
  • Prepare briefings and talking points for EERE senior leadership and the office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Produce the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 National Cleantech University Prize competition in Austin, Texas.
2013March 2016

Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, Washington, D.C.

National Geographic is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. 

Reporting to the EVP, Global Corporate Partnerships and VP, Communications, oversaw communications, media relations, and stakeholder engagement for National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge, a corporate partnership with Shell. 

  • Produced the “Big Energy Question” series of high-level, invitation-only forums in the UK, Turkey, Canada, Japan, Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
  • Developed programmatic content and themes and advised on editorial direction and storylines.
  • Established relationships with experts and stakeholders across a diverse range of organizations and sectors, including NGOs, think tanks, academic institutions, government, and business and industry; conducted research and outreach to more than 600 experts and stakeholders worldwide.
  • Implemented a content marketing strategy to raise the profile of the program with target audiences.
  • Analyzed global issues to identify critical trends and develop relationships with industry influencers and thought leaders.
20102013

Practice Development Manager, Global Power and Oil & Gas Industries

WHITE & CASE LLP,  Washington, D.C.

One of the world's leading global law firms, White & Case specializes in cross-border expertise in established and emerging markets. 

Reporting to Industry Group Chairs and the Director of Clients & Industries, led marketing, communications, and business development initiatives for the firm’s global Power and Oil & Gas Industry Groups and engaged internal stakeholders across 39 offices in 27 countries.

  • Developed marketing and communications campaigns to support the business development goals of the firm’s global Power and Oil & Gas Industry Groups.
  • Managed multiple client accounts, including one of the largest power producers in the United States.
  • Analyzed market research in the global energy and environmental sectors in order to identify cross-selling and business development opportunities.
  • Developed a wide range of content for web, video, and print; launched the firm’s monthly Washington Energy Update newsletter.
  • Produced programs in the United States and international markets, including the annual White & Case New York energy forum, global partner retreats, conferences and sponsorships, and client-focused programs in Japan, China, and South Korea.
  • Positioned senior partners as industry thought leaders through select media, publishing, and speaking opportunities.
20082010

Director of Marketing and Communications

POLICY COMMUNICATIONS,  Lakewood, CO

Policy Communications was a full service public affairs firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and Colorado. 

Reporting to the CEO, worked on behalf of the Western Business Roundtable, an energy trade association focused on policy and economic development in the western United States. 

  • Developed integrated marketing and communications campaigns to support advocacy and outreach objectives.

  • Engaged industry leaders, member coalitions, trade organizations, and other advocacy groups to effectively communicate with federal, state, and local policy makers, regulatory agencies, opinion leaders, news media, and the public.
  • Launched first-ever Capitol Hill CleanTech Expo, managing multiple sponsorships and clients. 
  • Produced the Western Business Roundtable’s Annual Meeting featuring 70+ speakers and panelists, including two governors, Members of Congress, state and federal regulatory officials, national conservation groups, media representatives, CEOs, and other business leaders.
20052008

Client Relations Manager, Energy

FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P., Washington, D.C. and Denver, CO  

Fulbright & Jaworski (now part of Norton Rose Fulbright) is one of the largest law firms in the United States. 

Reporting to the Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, D.C., office and global practice group heads, oversaw marketing, communications, and business development for the Washington, D.C., and Denver offices, as well as multiple firm-wide initiatives. Based in Denver from February-September 2008 and Washington, D.C., from July 2005-February 2008.

  • Established the first client relations department based in the Washington, D.C., office; managed team of events and business development specialists.
  • Communications lead responsible for the opening of the firm’s Denver office; conducted market and competitive research; developed integrated marketing and communications campaigns; managed client relations initiatives and stakeholder engagement.
  • Launched the firm’s alternative energy, climate change, and western lands & energy practice groups; implemented content creation and marketing and communications strategies to support business development goals.
  • Thought leadership advisor to senior partners focused on developing individual specialization and differentiation strategies; speakers training on presentation development and delivery.
  • Wrote and produced a wide range of print and web-based content, videos, collateral, and specialized marketing materials.
20042005

Client Relations Coordinator, Global Projects

BAKER BOTTS, LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Liaison for international energy and infrastructure business development initiatives centered out of Baku, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh, and Washington, D.C. 
20022004

Client Relations Coordinator, Energy

FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P., Houston, TX
  • Developed client-focused events and programs, including the inaugural series of energy programs in Houston and London.
  • Managed a wide range of business development activities including, pitches, proposals, and executive presentations.
  • Coordinated marketing and communications activities, including advertising placements, media relations, and content development and dissemination.
20002002

Assistant Account Manager

FOGARTY KLEIN MONROE, Houston, TX
  • Coordinated media relations, events, and community engagement. 

Education

BMA

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

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