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CURRENT PROFESSIONAL engagements

The Chatter Group, Bristol, RI

President, 9/06 - present

  • Consulting and coaching individuals, businesses and organizations to build and strengthen social networks, expanding presence and increasing awareness of client's programs, products and services.

RECOGNITION

Outstanding Member Service Award, East Bay Chamber of Commerce, October, 2008

Citation, RI House of Representatives, October, 2008

Citation, RI Senate, October, 2008

Sampling of Online Presence

PAST PROFESSIONAL engagements

Cumulus Media (formerly Citadel Broadcasting), East Providence, RI

Director of Digital Sales & Strategy, 3/11 - 11/11

Aspire Media, LLC, Lakeville, MA

Community Liaison, 12/08 - 7/09

EVOLUTION Bodywork & Nutrition (formerly First Step Health Education), Bristol, RI

Corporate Wellness/Outside Sales Director, 10/06 - 01/09

SHAPE UP RI,  Providence, RI

Executive Director, 7/06 - 9/06

Rockland Trust (formerly Slade's Ferry Trust Company), Somerset, MA

Assistant Treasurer, Human Resources Officer, 7/05 - 7/06

Colonel Daniel Marr Boys And Girls Club Of Dorchester, Dorchester, MA

Director of Human Resources, 7/03 - 7/05

Ai The New England Institute of Art & Communications, Brookline, MA

Director of Human Resources, 4/01 - 7/03

Clearway Acquisition Inc. (formerly Clearway Technologies, LLC), Boston, MA

Director of Human Resources, 3/00 - 3/01

Top Layer Networks, Inc. (formerly BlazeNet, Inc.), Westboro, MA

Human Resources Manager, 1/98 - 2/00

SELECT Member Organizations

Current Leadership Roles:

  • Board of Directors, Bristol Good Neighbors 

Previous Leadership Roles:

  • Executive Board of Directors, East Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Bristol Economic Development Commission
  • Mount Hope Enterprise Zone Council
  • Vice-Chair, Wellness Committee, BWRSD

Membership & Committee Support:

  • PTO, Rockwell Elementary School 
  • Speakers' Bureau, RI Community Food Bank
  • Women Ending Hunger, RI Community Food Bank

Previous Membership & Committee Support:

  • Aspire Media Inc. Advisory Council
  • Women Ending Hunger, RI Community Food Bank
  • American Heart Association Professional Steering Committee
  • Go Red for Women Providence/South Coast Luncheon Committee
  • The Sassy Ladies
  • Leading Women in Business
  • Women in Networking, Providence College
  • Healthy Schools Coalition

Education

Education

References

References

Kisha Tapangan

“Kirsten is a social media and marketing maven. With her extensive professional experience, Kirsten was my fearless leader for the RightNowRI.com project and she provided the guidance needed to get the project rolling. Kirsten has a knack for planning and organizing, which made everything content-related much easier. She understands the importance of a brand and is incredibly skilled at finding unique methods of spreading its message. At the time, I was relatively new to the world of social media and Kirsten quickly became a great mentor and manager. It would be my pleasure to work with Kirsten again in the future.” October 8, 2012

Jennifer Nemirow

“Kirsten has a thorough knowledge in all aspects of social media & I highly recommend her. I thought I had a thorough understanding of the concepts surrounding the topic but I realize that I had only scratched the surface. Kirsten is thorough, patient & makes things easy to understand. I highly recommend Kirsten.” August 18, 2010

Rich Streitfeld

“I met Kirsten just a few months ago. I needed expert input on using social media for business development. A colleague and I sat with her for a jam-packed hour, popping questions and going off on tangents. She was a treasure trove of information and good-will. Knows what she knows and is not afraid to acknowledge what she doesn't or to recommend other resources. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for such guidance.”  January 3, 2010

Cathie Tattrie

“Kirsten was an enthusiastic addition to our Chamber Board, and took on the PR for a large endevour that should shape up to be one of the best fundraisers the East Bay Chamber of Commerce will have for years to come. We planned and coordinated a talent show aptly called "Rhode Islands Got Talent". She worked diligently to help secure sponsors, judges and talent. Besides all that she helped keep meetings both lively and on topic. I enjoyed working with her immensely, and hope to do so again soon.” November 11, 2008

Marco Capaldi

“Kirsten has a very professional manner and always maintains high energy and enthusiasm which is rare. Her organizational skills are quite amazing and she delivers on her word and promises. Any organization would be wise to retain her services.” November 6, 2008

Emily Gedney, RD

“Kirsten is a manager who brings enormous amounts of creative and practical insight to the job. She is always receptive and open to listening to and managing problems in the workplace.” November 6, 2008

Alexandria Mauck

“I did a photo shoot of a Itsy Bitsy Yoga class at her facility. Kirsten was extremely professional and engaged with her clients. The program was well received by both the parents and their children. I would highly recommend her classes.” March 25, 2008

Jennifer Bostick

“Kirsten is a fantastic teacher and motivator. She has a professional air about her while having fun with her clients. She offers out of the box solutions for getting in shape and staying there.” March 17, 2008

Samantha Faria

Kirsten is an extremely motivated and conscientious person. She is very creative in coming up with new ideas and programs. I've enjoyed working with and learning from her.” January 17, 2008

Mario Schiavone

“Kirsten is a great person to work with and has tenacity” August 14, 2008

Joe Farmer

“Kirsten is a force of nature. I wholeheartedly recommend her for her leadership skills, her commitment and her ability to work with others to create consensus. As the Director at Evolution Bodywork & Nutrition, where I am a client, she has shown an unflagging attention to client service. I am proud to call her a friend.” November 5, 2008

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