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Work experience

Field Sales Manager

The Augusta Chronicle

Managed singly copy newspaper sales, met with Augusta area business selling newspaper sponsorships and supervised staff of twenty newspaper carriers. Developed marketing programs for a variety of B2B clients.

Dec 2010Present

Internal Communications Manager

Hiring for Hope

Volunteer Internal Communications Manager for a nonprofit organization providing assistance in career and family management. Assisted in creating internal communication plan, writing press releases, media strategy, website content, media kit, and various communication pieces.

Oct 2009Dec 2010

Communications Manager

Remcare Inc

Handled press releases, media relations, publications, marketing, developed content for business website, and assisted in grant writing efforts for retail business.

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Research Assistant

NC Central University

Researched home foreclosure cases and anti-deficiency statues in North Carolina for law professor. Drafted legal memos andassisted professor in writing article on home foreclosures.

Feb 2004Aug 2008

Communications Manager

Greensboro Regional Realtors Association

Communications Department Manager for a nonprofit Realtor organization tasked with overseeing consumer, customer, and member relations as well as providing media access to Realtor President and senior staff, as well as press conferences.

Oct 2002Oct 2003

Assistant Mailroom Supervisor

Savannah Morning News

Managed a staff of twenty newspaper production employees. Developed a staff training manual, employee manual, and implemented a safety program for departmental staff.

Education

Aug 1995May 1999

Bachelor of Arts

Wofford College

Charles M. Ferguson Academic/ Athletic Scholarship

Skills

Windows 98/XP/Vista
Grant Writer
Microsoft Excel
Internet
Microsoft Power Point
Microsoft Office

References

Betty Crawford

Ms. Crawford served as my manager at Remcare Inc. We worked closely and she approved my work at the retail store.

Ashley Boykin

Ashley and I worked together at the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association for over three years. She currently serves as Commercial Coordinator and we worked on several events together. I wrote press releases  and ads for the Commercial events that Ashley was responsible producing.

Brain Floyd

Brian and I worked closely together for over four years at the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association. Brian worked as our IT Coordinator and we worked together on the Association website among other projects.

Certifications

Grant Writer

Research Associates

Portfolio

Summary

Welcome to my online resume and portfolio.

Helping a company or organization  communicate their story in a language everyone can understand is my passion. I am an accomplished communications professional with over 10 years experience in public relations, media relations, social media, reputation management, and corporate communications. Along with my years of experience, I also graduated with a Masters of Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina.

Currently, I am volunteering with Hiring for Hope (www.hiringforhope.org) as the Internal Communication Manager and a member of the Communications team. 

In the past, I worked as a Communications Manager for both nonprofit and for profit organizations, and my experience includes work in retail, sales and B2B marketing programs.

To find out more, please review my resume and my writing  and portfolio samples.

Objective

To serve in a Communications Manager/Director position using all the resources from my education and my many successful years of experience in management and development.

Interest

Spending time with family & friends, reading current affairs, sports, pop culture, business issues, politics, history, and fiction.

Volunteerism

Hiring for Hope - Volunteer

Get a Kid Ready For School - GRRA

Holiday for the Homeless - GRRA

Hunter Elementary - Lunch Buddy

Memberships

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Toastmasters International (Vice President - 2001)National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)