U.S. Communications Manager
Inaugurated overall corporate communications standards for success to drive market awareness for company’s bioenergy, enzyme and microorganism base in the North American region. Worked with NC Congressional member in support of Lead successful public affairs campaign in support of company’s bio-ethanol agenda and during negative publicity period against company’s wastewater treatment operations. Advised colleagues on development and tactical execution of mission-critical government, regulatory and community affairs activities regarding the company’s existing operations and its current and future development projects. ensured full integration of sponsorships, advertising, public relations, marketing support, online visibility, government and community relations. facilitate external speaking engagements. managed team of five and $750,000 budget to support long-range goals and objectives for communications, community relations and government relations. worked with global colleagues to streamline efficiencies, ensure message consistency and see projects through to completion.Contributions
·Launched US-focused award-winning employee newsletter as part of the “Employees to Ambassadors” brand campaign.
·Inaugurated community relations strategy and efforts which garnered 2006 NC International Community and Economic Development Award for mid-sized companies.
·Hit 100% of communications business targets in first eight months of year one.
·Hit 60% of communications business targets in first two months of year two.
·Developed pre- and post activity national and trade media relations efforts around bioenergy and supported Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s and President George W. Bush’s visits to Davis, CA and Franklinton, NC sites.