Professional Objective

  • I am interested in helping companies advance their brand equity, increase their reputation management capabilities, and improve their market positioning through the development of innovative, strategic communications and marketing initiatives meant to create a distinct competitive advantage.

Skills

Skills

Publisher

  Expertise in all facets of publishing from traditional printing and digital on-demand technologies to e-publishing. Leverage business acumen to build lasting strategic partnerships with non-profits institutions seeking expanded audiences and revenue streams through multi-channel communications. Lead consortium of independent writers, editors, photographers, and designers in providing communications and publishing solutions to a broad array of clients.  

Multi-channel Media Expert

  Skilled video and audio script writer/producer Seasoned speech and copywriter Experienced print production supervisor for on-demand, sheet fed, web printing, and video production.

Design Expertise

Award-winning designer, proficient in InDesign suite for creation of impactful communications ranging from traditional print to interactive online communications.  

Web Analytics

  Web-usage analyst: Application experience with Web-based analytical software (HBX) and strategic interpretation of metrics research to better position content and increase site positioning. Skilled analytics interpreter in determining best course of action to on-demand user data, including "look and feel" and information architecture.    

Corporate History

  Company historian: Established Champion International corporate archive and led 100th anniversary celebration. Created PanAmSat corporate archive; mounted major traveling exhibition on PanAmSat's role in the broadcast industry used for customer open-house events. Oversaw The Hartford's corporate archive and initiated major oral history project in conjunction with The Hartford's 200th anniversary. Academically trained professional historian with experience at Historic Hudson Valley, Rockefeller Archives Center, and Connecticut Historical Society.  

Team Leader

  Game changer as collaborative team leader who consistently exceeds expectations. Leader by example as a role model in establishing a culture of success by virtue of personal example. Developer of bench strength with keen eye for emerging talent and skilled manager in maximizing employee potential.  

Strategic Communicator

  Expert communications counselor in developing strategic mission, vision, and core values in concert with senior management. Innovator with proven record in developing initiatives that support and promote strategic goals and enhance company brand and objectives. Multi-channel communicator who turns communication strategies into positive action. Accomplished team and consensus builder in nurturing a culture of success, responsibility, individual growth, and acknowledgement. Inspirational leader with record of increasing level of engagement among employees and customers through innovative and engaging communications. Marketing communications counselor providing guidance and providing leadership in executing strategies to preserve, protect, and expand brand and product image.  

Experienced Interviewer

Expert interviewer, having conducted thousands of interviews, ranging from corporate CEOs, business leaders, and government officials to subject experts and rank-and-file employees in various industries. Skilled strategic communicator in helping senior management shape mission, values, vision, and strategic objectives through ongoing strategy sessions targeting a variety of media and audiences. PR and crisis communications professional seasoned in developing appropriate responses to sensitive situations and subject matter.

Writer

  Versatile author of countless business articles on a wide range of business, employee, general interest, and industry topics, from Dioxin, Endangered Species, and Mergers and Acquisitions, to Non-traditional Labor Negotiations and Benefits and Compensation issues. Public affairs and investor relations veteran with solid record of experience in advancing company objectives through strategic and proactive use of public media. Expert editor in raising the editorial bar while meeting the needs and wants of readers through the creation of award-winning communications programs ranging from print to live television programming. Award-winning author of Visible Saints: West Haven, 1648 - 1789 (2009), Flying Horses: The Golden Age of American Carousel Art, 1870 - 1930 (2010).

Multimedia Editor

Top 10 Editor in North America recognized by Ragan Communications on three separate occasions for work in two industries.  Copy and script writer/editor for a wide variety of media -- from print, audio, and video to direct marketing campaigns, presentations, and executive speeches. Dynamic communicator with long success record in determining best medium for the message. Executive coach, who is skilled in preparing senior managers for media and internal presentations.

Work History

Work History

Associate Editor

Sleepy Hollow Press
  • Primary research historian for regional press specializing in scholarly monographs concerning early America.
  • Chief marketer of scholarly titles to academic and trade markets.
  • Founder of the Washington Irving Society, dedicated to the promotion of  early American literature.

Editor-in-chief/Publicist

Connecticut Historical Society
  • Revitalized regional press with a series of award-winning and highly successful monographs on the decorative arts, art history, and regional history, including Connecticut Railroads, Anson Dickinson: The Celebrated Painter, Adventurers for Another World: Jonathan Trumbull's Common-place Book, Connecticut Photographers, among others.
  • Served as editor-in-chief of award-winning Connecticut Historical Society Journal (quarterly) as well as monthly newsletter.
  • Acted as organization's publicist in arranging press coverage and media events pertaining to gallery openings, performances, and exhibitions.

Senior Manager, Creative Services

Feb 2009 - Present

Principal

The Connecticut Press
  • Founder of The Connecticut Press, specializing in developing strategic partnerships with non-profit museums and institutions lacking the expertise and/or funding to see their collections into print.
  • Expertise in leveraging state-of-the-art print technologies and multi-channel marketing strategies in developing award-winning titles in the decorative and fine arts, American history, photography, and genealogical reference works.
  • Publisher of Visible Saints: West Haven, Connecticut, 1648 - 1798 (2009).
  • Author/publisher of Flying Horses: The Golden Age of American Carousel Art, 1870 - 1930 (2010).
  • Publisher, Elim Park: 100 Years (2011)
May 2010 - Feb 2011

Senior Editorial Consultant

Intelsat Corporation
  • Primary copywriter for company's monthly employee and customer e-publications, Intelsat Spectrum and Intelsat Insider.
  • Editor of company weekly, Multipoint.
  • Strategic Communications advisor

Education

Education

B.A.

Providence College

M.A.

Trinity College

Ph.D. (ABD)

Fordham University