Phenomenal internal/external communicator! Today, corporate/government communications is one of the most critical and most visible functions within a successful organization, and that's what I do! I have a wide range of 15+ years of experience on building and sustaining my company's reputation for quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Activities including advertising, marketing, media relations, writing, broadcast news and managing. I direct and oversee communication programs that effectively describe and promote my organization and goals. With 15+ years' professional experience within diverse industries and directly as government advisor, I have demonstrated my ability to build market recognition, increase customer awareness, and provide the foundation for strong and sustainable revenue growth. An accomplished and enthusiastic communications expert with extensive experience managing corporate and government communications efforts. I excel at generating effective and positive client exposure and enabling the success of internal and external communications campaigns. My 22 years of experience includes extensive Air Force flyover coordination for sporting events and other community relations expertise. I will bring the capacity to employ persuasive interpersonal skills to influence public perceptions, and a proven history of developing trusting and lasting key media relationships, as well as representing companies at special publicity events and excelling within fast- paced, deadline-driven environments.
Air Combat Command Public Affairs HQChief, Public Affairs Internal//Langley AFB, VA//January 2004 to Current
Chief Public Affairs Internal for ACC/PA corporate products.
Implements Air Force-level strategic themes and messages through coverage of ACC operations and policies.
Extensive experience coordinating, directing and training Air Force demonstration teams for flyovers of sporting events.
Conducts yearly Air Force Heritage Demonstration team training to ensure pilots are well-versed in key messages and handling media.
Advises leadership on strategic and innovative messaging to key leaders and national audiences.
Directs day-to-day production and distribution of information products for senior ACC leaders to convey objectives/priorities/mission to build public support for the Air Force mission.
Joint Warfighter CenterProducer/Director//Suffolk, VA//November 2002 to January 2004
Responsible for writing, producing, directing, editing, and narrating video productions as well as operating and supervising operations of various video and audio components under a 2-D and 3-D digital video environment.
UNITED STATES AIR FORCEPublic Affairs/American Forces Network//September 1980 to November 2002
Operations Manager; Coordinated workloads and taskings to support communication Air Force objectives.
News Director; Managaed Department of Defense level public affairs for American Forces Network.
Production Coordinator; Managed, coordinated and assigned video productions in support of Air Force training objectives.
American Forces Network TV News & Radio director manager; Managed and coordinated nightly news and radio production for AFN and DoD programing.
Implemented marketing strategies which resulted in 12% growth of customer base.
Developed new process for employee evaluation which resulted in marked performance improvements.
Associate - Public AffairsCommunity College of the Air Force////June 1996Public Affairs
Associate - Social ServicesCommunity College of the Air Force////June 1994Social Services
Willing to relocate: Anywhere
3-D, Air Force, audio, Interpersonal, Client, digital
video, directing, editing, leadership, Director, Managment, Marketing, Marketing Communications, Media Relations, messaging, Network, policies, producing, Public Relations, Radio, radio production, Relationship Management, strategic, Strategic Planning, supervising, TV, video, Video Production
Willing to relocate: Anywhere
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
http://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-clougher-27657a155 Awards Air Combat Command Professional of the Year 2001 Air Combat Command Civilian Professional of the Year 2013 Military Award 1) Army Commendation Medal for Outstanding Service 2) Meritorious Service Medals for Meritorious Service 3) AF Commendation Medals for Outstanding Service 4) AF Achievement Meal for Outstanding Service DoD Thomas Jefferson Award Broadcast Excellence