Meticulous, task-driven professional with 20+ years of varied work experience. Equipped with exceptional ability to facilitate all aspects of internal and external communications, an expert level of managerial and operational acumen, and the skill to support day-to-day operations by working collaboratively with C-level executives. Excellent crossfunctional leadership skills in deadline-driven environments and proven talent for driving performance and execution across the company.
Project Management | Crossfunctional Leadership | Stakeholder Engagement | Strategic Planning & Communications | Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams) | Google Workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Docs, Sheets, Slides) | Graphic Design & Creative Direction
Operational skills and marketing strategies essential for successful leadership in traditional media with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, business modeling and stakeholder management
Partnered with senior management and executive stakeholders on defining project goals and strategic plans and ensured alignment of performance objectives and targets with strategic and organizational core business goals.
Attracted and engaged younger readers by introducing a more urban, creative edge to the conservative features section. Volunteered to revamp Sunday Business, traditionally a creative black hole; transformed what others considered “boring” into something visually compelling
Functioned above title as Art Director, supervising digital design of print products for all internal products and publications. Contributed concepts and design work to lifestyle, food, fashion, and entertainment features as well as special projects
Inaugural member of a program where recruited journalists worked full-time for 2 years at four different newspapers in varied markets, receiving intense mentoring and real-world professional experience. Markets: Midland Reporter-Telegram, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (R.I.P), Houston Chronicle, Albany Times Union
Acting as a sounding board for the private school’s creative strategies and tools, develop and hone innovative ideas and partner with faculty and staff to oversee a consistent and active communication strategy
Responsible for developing original creative concepts and overseeing multiple projects through execution. Managed and mentored a team of designers with close collaboration, a true can’t-ignore-it obsession with detail and high expectations in a fast-paced agency environment.
First in-person point of contact for award-winning luxury wedding stationery brand with an annual budget of $500K and client events with an average spend of $1M
Recruited and vetted luxury wedding vendors in more than 25 industry categories, optimized a rigorous application process, including in-person interviews as well as inspections of their place of business
Developed art direction, branding, and user-centered online presences for startups, small businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Executed a wide variety of projects for clients including President Obama's inaugural festivities hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, and Creative Direction for Caribbean Living magazine