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Summary

I've been in marketing (in one way or another) for 20+ years and have covered a lot of ground in that time; from design to, strategic planning, media relations, event planning, promotions and building great relationships with peers!

Work experience

Apr 2007Present

Tourism Marketing Director

McDuffie County

• Management of the overall destination marketing program of work including development of new tourism product.

• Work with media representatives to promote the Thomson-McDuffie area.

• Host familiarization tours for travel writers and tour operators.

• Promote and coordinate special events for tourism.

• Design, place and measure all advertising and collateral for Thomson-McDuffie County CVB.

Jul 2005Jul 2006

Sr. Graphic Designer

IPS-Sendero

• Creative lead on the company re-branding effort.

• Provide input and recommendations on costs and creative approach to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness.

• Coordinate and work with freelancers and vendors to complete projects and meet deadlines.

Jan 2001Jul 2005

Owner & Art Director

EMDesign

• Develop, design and produce advertising, brochures, direct mail, logos, and web sites for various clients.

• Coordinate and work with freelancers and vendors to complete projects and meet deadlines

Jun 2000Dec 2000

Sr. Designer

Thoughtmill

• Worked closely with the VP of Marketing to develop a new look & feel for Thoughtmill’s corporate marketing collateral.

• Managed the development, design and delivery of web solutions for clients.

May 1995Jun 2000

Graphic Designer

Patient Care Technologies

• Teamed with the sales and marketing executives in the development of all sales aids and marketing collateral.

• Developed and maintained the company’s corporate identity standards - safeguarding corporate look & feel and brand integrity.

Accomplishments

Served on the Classic South Travel Association Executive Board (2008-Present)

Served on Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Board (2010-2015)

Completed Southeast Tourism Society, Tourism College (2009)

Completed GACVB Leadership program (20015)

Education

Sep 1987May 1991

Communcation Design

Atlanta College of Art