Highly organized Communications professional with 10 years in public relations and social media. Areas of expertise include media outreach, social media marketing, web and print content development and project management.
11/2006 to Current
Communications ManagerChicago Park District － Chicago, IL
Devised optimal communications strategies to reach target audiences.
Managed crisis communications, securing media articles and editorials in support of the company.
Established effective working relationships with staff, government officials and media representatives.
Wrote and edited company whitepapers, emails, newsletters and web content. Wrote 5 press releases and media advisories per week.
Edited and distributed press releases and pitches to local and national media outlets, securing positive coverage in multiple publications.
Wrote original content for the official company blog, as well as community blogs.
Arranged an average of 10 interviews and other forms of contact per month for company executives and staff.
Created an official company social media pages to facilitate interaction with customers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat with 185,000 followers and growing.
Tracked negative communication about the organization on websites and blogs and developed strategies for addressing it.
Edited and revised all marketing content to guarantee the highest quality of writing.Wrote newsletter marketing copy and presentation materials for special projects.
09/2005 to 09/2006
Development AssociateALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter － Cleveland, OH
Planned and coordinated logistics for three major
Editor of the chapter newsletter.
Designed and drafted
Managed the chapter website.
Wrote and distributed press
releases, media alerts, event calendar and email blasts.
Maintained media and
key stakeholders distribution list.
Recruited & fostered mutually
beneficial relationships with corporate sponsors.
Updated and managed fundraising
website with Convio.
Experience using Donorpro.
02/2005 to 08/2005
Special Events CoordinatorDiabetes Partnership of Cleveland (formerly Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland) － Cleveland, OH
Planned and coordinated logistics for four major
Recruited & fostered mutually beneficial relationships
with corporate sponsors.
Updated and managed fundraising website.
Acted as the
liaison between volunteer board involved in organizing special events and the
organization's staff involved in various aspects of special event logistics.
obtaining any required permits related to special events.
Supervised support staff on projects and
Assisted the marketing department in promoting
events, programs, six Cleveland Metroparks golf courses and the EarthWords
Tasks included but not limited to writing and editing marketing
copy, drafting press releases and feature articles for internal communication
materials, updated website, produced, wrote and edited a monthly internal
newsletter distributed to 5,000 employees, wrote and edit script for audio
tours and helped with special events.
02/2000 to 10/2002
Research AssistantCase Western Reserve University － Cleveland, OH
Conducted laboratory experiments to research the
pathophysiological progress of Alzheimer's disease.
Helped generate ideas for laboratory experiments in
collaboration with the primary investigator of the laboratory.
with other primary investigators/professors on similar neurological research
Maintained internal and external communication of laboratory.
Created and edited figures, photos, and tables for publications.
maintained laboratory supplies.
Results: Co-authored articles for scientific journals:
luteinizing hormone expression colocalizes with neurons vulnerable to
Alzheimer's disease pathology (2002) in Journal Neuroscience Research; Oxidative
damage in the olfactory system in Alzheimer's disease (2003) in Acta
damage in cultured human olfactory neurons from Alzheimer's disease patients
(2004) in Aging cell.