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Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Manager of Internal Communication

Novant Health

Leading not-for-profit healthcare system operating 13 hospitals, 100+ physician practices and imaging/urgent

      cares throughout the Southeastern U.S.

·Primary communications leader charged with driving the workforce to become innovators in healthcare transformation.

·Connecting 7,000 employees across multiple locations to rally behind a single corporate mission.

·Using storytelling to inform and inspire staff to turn great care into a remarkable patient experience.

Key Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

- Consulting the executive team on communication behind major staff and system changes.

- Directing leader visibility and trust through executive-level change.

- Managing crisis communication through two major layoffs/restructurings.

- Repairing community/corporate relationships while leading marketing campaign for a new hospital.

- Key force in deliveringemployee satisfaction, in the midst of massive healthcare system transformation.


Marketing Manager

Kindermusik International

      The world's leading provider of music and movement programs for young children, enjoyed by more than       1.5 million families in more than 70 countries.

·Responsible forbuilding company’s worldwide Brand Value through development and communication of a strategic marketing and communication program to 3,000+ franchisee owner/employees.

Key Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

- Primary marketing advisor for 3,000+ franchisee educators across the U.S., directing them by creating marketing plans and campaigns to launch and drive their individual businesses.

- Developed and implemented a new e-Commerce business model to serve “Today’s Mom” by allowing franchisees to transact with parents online (vs. historical in-person meetings and paper enrollments.)

- Created a new customer-incentive marketing campaign to increase enrollments and revenue.

- Exceeded corporate goal of number of franchisees attending brand building, profitability and relationship marketing training sessions by 20%; created material and led all online and in-person training.


Sep 1984Aug 1988

Bachelors Degree

University of Missouri - Columbia