Professional with over 13 years of international experience in communications, project management, strategic planning, and
policy development in the private and public sector. Demonstrated leadership in establishing and nurturing diverse teams,
fostering stakeholder partnerships through collaboration, and generating success in uniquely demanding environments.
& Logistics Planning
Systems Development & Streaming
International Negotiation & Diplomacy
Communications & Crisis Management
Advisor & Mentor03/2017 to 12/2017Private Family OfficeAustin, TX
Create deal flow for various seed and Series A investments ranging from tech, real estate and biotech.
Work with various start-ups within the portfolio on communication and growth strategies.
Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs12/2016 to 02/2017Presidential Transition TeamWashington, DC
Worked directly with the President-Elects Cabinet nominees and their assigned "Lead Sherpa" and "Media Sherpa" to
navigate the complex nomination process.This portfolio included Defense, CIA, HHS, DOL, DOT and EPA.
Held over 25 mock hearings ("Murder Boards") to prepared nominees for their Senate Hearings, this included,
preparing content/questions, finding and vetting participants, and post-hearing reviews and debriefs.
Director of Operations06/2016 to 08/2016U.K. Prime Minister Theresa MayLondon, England
Managed operational components for a successful leadership campaign for the U.K. Prime Minster.
Instrumental in setting up the campaign: prepared budgets, developed best practices, designed campaign
branding, vetted new hires, and advised on tactics and strategies learned from the Brexit campaign.
Created a long-term public appearance strategy for Theresa May, including rallies, press conferences and speeches.
Senior staff leading the transition from campaign to Office of the Prime Minister.
Communications Consultant03/2016 to 06/2016Vote Leave Campaign (Brexit)London, England
Worked directly with the leading politicians, the communications director, and outreach teams to craft strategies and
to ensure maximum media exposure during campaign appearances.
Managed a team of 12 that planned and executed visits of the "battle bus," rallies, public appearances and voter
engagements of high-profile politicians and businessmen that campaigned to leave the EU.
Developed strategic partnerships with grassroots organizations, business owners and local elected officials.
Crafted communication strategies aimed at keeping the campaign narratives in the daily local and national news cycle.
Deputy Director of Campaigns01/2015 to 02/2016CTF PartnersLondon, England
Managed a team of 8 international consultants for the 2014/16 Zambian and 2013 Zimbabwe presidential elections.
Worked in tandem with the presidential candidates and party members, providing senior-level day-to-day counsel,
media training, polling data and analysis, content development and management of social and traditional media.
Engaged with international and local NGOs and civil society groups to create partnerships aimed at monitoring and
tracking of possible voter fraud and vote-rigging efforts by the incumbent party.
Led numerous specialized, disruptive campaigns using a series of short animations, digital media platforms and other
collateral materials to highlight the shortcomings of the incumbent political party campaign.
Internal Communications Consultant09/2014 to 01/2015British PetroleumHouston, TX
Managed the successful annual United Way campaign for all of BP America by developing and implementing a
long-term messaging plan targeted at increasing company-wide donations by 10%.
Developed innovative ways of increasing participation, including: creating a Campus Challenge and online auction.
Deputy Chief of Staff08/2013 to 07/2014Office of the Former Secretary of Defense, Robert GatesSeattle, WA
Managed a diverse portfolio on behalf of Dr. Gates, including Washington Speakers Bureau, Board of Directors of
Starbucks, President of Boy Scouts of America, Chancellor of College of William & Mary and others.
Planned and executed Dr. Gates' book tours for his newly released books, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War and A
Passion for Leadership by coordinating closely with Knopf Inc. publishing house and various book tour hosts, to
include mass media outlets, universities, brick and mortar stores and global affairs organizations.
Partner & U.S. Director03/2013 to CurrentSabi Stategy GroupLondon, England
Strategy, management & communications consulting for various
clients listed below:
Executive Producer01/2013 to 02/2013Hub CultureLondon, UK
Booked and produced 100s social media interviews with global leaders during the annual
World Economic Forum.
Lead a team of 5 including, videographers, social media blogger, and on air talent while managing clients and sponsor relations for Nike, Edelman's PR, GE, Blackberry and CNN.
Chief of Staff03/2012 to 01/2013Osborne & PartnersLondon, England
Coordinated closely between the Managing Director and staff in London and Hong Kong and managed the flow communication and determined tasks and strategies that needed time and attention.
Managed a series of key high-profile relationships, including leaders in the tech community, stakeholders, investors, U.S.and U.K.politicians, and journalists and facilitated introductions on behalf of clients and prospects.
Deputy Director of Travel Operations01/2008 to 12/2011Office of the Secretary of DefenseWashington, DC
Directly represented the Secretary by managing all arrangements and logistics in extremely sensitive and fast paced
environments in more than 100 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Worked with internal policy, public affairs and legislative affairs staff to balance competing agendas and negotiated
with senior representatives ranging from the White House to civic organizations to ensure strategic goals were met.
Public Affairs Specialist03/2007 to 01/2008Office of the Secretary of DefenseWashington, DC
Contributed to the development of long-range public affairs planning for the Secretary of Defense combining the most
appropriate mix of speaking platforms, installation visits and media events.
Prepared media advisories pertaining to appearances and visits of the Secretary coordinated with DOD press corps.
Advance Representative03/2006 to 03/2007Office of the Secretary of LaborWashington, DC
Special Assistant08/2005 to 12/2005Congress Randy NeugebauerLubbock, TX
Media StrategistSanitas InternationalJakarta, Indonesia
Worked closely with the candidate and senior party officials, including members of parliament, to develop media strategies and messaging points for interviews and public speeches/announcements.
Booked interviews for one of the leading presidential candidates and senior members of the campaign team.
Bachelor of Science: Business2005Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TX
Bachelor of Science: Architecture2004Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TX
Distinguished Public Service, Awarded by the Secretary of Defense