Sherry Main

Sherry Main

Work History

Work History

Legislative Committee

University of California, Student Association

Authored recommendations for state legislators on higher education bills and resolutions.

Lobbied for non-partisan student issues.

Attended UC Regent meetings as one of three system-wide student representatives.

Oct 2005 - Present

Director of Communications

UC Irvine, Bren School of ICS

I lead a collaborative team of communications professionals that include multi-media specialists, a Web designer, usability expert and writer.

We are challenged daily to communicate and market in innovative ways for the first and only Information and Computer Sciences school in California.

Specifically, we produce information on research, news, and technology in innovative and collaborative formats, such that we stimulate our audience and actively engage them. Some of our current interactive endeavors include:

In addition, I manage production of traditional print publication, press releases, media relations and executive communications.  See Old Media and Press Releases.

I interact daily with the media, university leadership, and corporate and government leaders.

Other responsibilities include strategic planning, budget planning, and personnel management.

Apr 2005 - Oct 2005

Assoc. Director of Development Marketing and Communications

UC Irvine, Schools of Biological and Physical Sciences

Joint appointment between the Schools of Biological and Physical Sciences at UC Irvine.

Responsible for Web and print communciations, press releases, publications, and outreach for donors and advancement activities.

Jul 2001 - Apr 2005

Senior Writer

UC Irvine, Admissions and Relations with School

Devloped and managed admissions letters, print publications, Web graphics, video prodcution, and online admissions portal (MyAdmissions@UCI).

Coordinated freshmen recruitement and yield programs.

Sep 1999 - Jun 2001

External Relations Committee Chairperson

Associated Students, UC Davis

Oversaw all legislation referred to External Affairs commission and authored legislation.

Maintained communication with city, state, and national governments and other UC campuses.

Skills

Skills

Web 2.0 Tools

Proficient in producing content utilizing Web 2.0 tools such as video libraries (YouTube), social networks (Facebook MySpace, etc.), professional networks (Linked In), blogs, text messaging, Twitter, instant messaging, RSS feeds and more.   See current work experience and portfolio on right.

SPSS

Apple iWork Suite

Pages, Keynote, Numbers

Microsoft Office Suite

Word, Powerpoint, Excel

Final Cut Studio 2

Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro

Adobe CS3 Suite

Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Jun 2008

MBA

UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

Policy Coursework:

  • Microeconomics, Business & Government, U.S. Health Policy, Business Law

Accounting/Finance:

  • Accounting, Managerial Finance, Financial Accounting, Investments

Marketing:

  • Marketing Management, Advanced Micromarketing, EDGE (Managing Innovation), Digital Strategy & Marketing, Marketing for the Internet

Other:

  • Global Business I and II, Management of Organizations, Organizational Behavior, IT for Management, Operations Management, Negotiations, Statistics
Sep 1996 - Jun 2001

B.S./B.A.

UC Davis
  • Davis Honors Challenge
  • Sword and Sandals Society
  • Outstanding Senior Award

Certifications

Certifications
Nov 2008 - Present

UC Business Officers Instutiute

University of California