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Public Relations and communications executive who excels at strategically growing and enhancing organizational presence using traditional and new technology. Independent thinker, savvy spokesperson and trusted advisor. Now, embracing life as a small business owner and flexing my creativity.
Co-founder and owner of strategic communications company that specializes in driving messages, creating solutions, and bringing concepts to life. Spearheads public relations and traditional communications activities for clients spanning various industries, including implementing marketing campaigns, forging solid public and community relations, creating strong brand identity through social media, and generating positive media coverage.
Strategizes and directs all communications and public relations efforts across 32 U.S. cities, including targeted media outreach, meaningful social media engagement, and grassroots event coordination. Relationship manager for over 150 non-profit shelters, retail boutiques, and a volunteer cadre throughout the country. Identifies opportunities for engagement with influential bloggers, executives within the fashion industry, and other social good entrepreneurs.
Freelance writer for Buffalo Rising, an online guide to what's happening in the City of Buffalo. All of the information on Buffalo Rising is original content written by fellow Buffalonians knowledgeable and passionate about their community. Topics covered by Buffalo Rising range from news, arts, entertainment and events.
Administrative team member and Departmental Manager charged with strategizing and overseeing all marketing, communications and public relations initiatives for the system and member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. Managed departmental budget of $500,000 distributed amongst 95 hospital departments, 150 community events and sponsorships, and 27 service vendors.
Served as chief spokesperson on economic development activities and projects throughout Upstate New York and as deputy head of communications statewide. Advised the Governors Office, Chairman, Board of Directors, department heads and relevant officers on a range of public affairs and communication issues. Managed communications and provide public relations counsel to regional offices and subsidiaries. Implemented public relations strategy to generate positive press and enhance relations with investors, government partners and constituents.
Served as special advisor to the Branch Manager as well as on the management committee, which oversaw daily operations and developed strategic vision. Designed and executed successful communication, marketing and outreach strategies around research and activities, which resulted in establishing the Branchs presence as a regional economic resource with statewide decision-makers and stakeholders. Enhanced internal communications through streamlining operations and integrating support staff into work directly tied to the Branchs core mission.
Helped shape the business landscape in South Korea by working closely with the Korean government to alleviate barriers to access and trade for American companies doing business in Korea. Worked closely with counterpart organizationKorea-U.S. Business Councilto promote Korean companies investing in the United States. Managed client relations and implemented a marketing and communications strategy, which included executing high-profile international events with heads of state, member outreach, market research and website content development. Assisted with Council government outreach and advocacy activities with Capitol Hill.
Served as the liaison between the National Account sales team and senior Chamber management. Assisted Vice President in managing sales team to achieve quarterly and yearly goals, including training the lead generation team. Fielded internal and external questions on organizational activities, policy issues and membership.
Prepared and managed event materials, expense reports, departmental budget and database. Primed and edited correspondence to various heads of state and business executives on activities and issues. Wrote and produced monthly grassroots newsletter.
Managed national charitable drives in three rural communities in Upstate New York, including the recruitment, training and management of volunteers. Developed and executed fundraising events and solicited local corporate sponsorships. Managed marketing and promotion efforts and established local media relations.