Communications & New Media SpecialistOct 2009 - Sep 2010 Missouri Department of AgricultureJefferson City, MO
Assisted the Director of Agriculture with media interactions, including interviews, press conferences, speeches and press releases.
Maintained the Department\'s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the "Think Outside the Barn" blog.
Helped plan and execute the 2010 Missouri Governor\'s Conference on Agriculture and the 2010 Missouri State Fair.
Liaison between the Department of Agriculture and the design/development agency.
Account CoordinatorOct 2010 - Oct 2011 Meers AdvertisingKansas City, MO
Assistant Account ManagerNov 2011 - Apr 2012 Meers AdvertisingKansas City, MO
Account ManagerMay 2012 - Jan 2014 Meers AdvertisingKansas City, MO
Spearheaded strategic development of Affordable Care Act (ACA) campaigns for several BlueCross BlueShield brands, including a millennial SMS campaign for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
Account lead for Assurant Corporate and Assurant Health. Initiatives included intranet re-design, SEO campaigns and OLA campaigns.
Expertise in estimating and optimizing revenues and profits; handling client budgets, projections and billing; and developing account plans for continued client growth.
Senior Account ManagerFeb 2014 - Aug 2015 VMLKansas City, MO
Managed senior-level client relationships, driving strategy and continually providing a superior client experience.
Led a major VML account to achieve 46% YOY revenue growth from 2013 to 2014, and 50% YOY revenue growth from 2014 to 2015.
Oversaw cross-functional teams servicing four Honeywell brands. Initiatives included several responsible site re-designs, intranet re-design and OLA campaigns.
Participated in four VML new business pitches, winning all four. Contributions included pitch presentations, SOWs, estimates and timelines.
Consulting ManagerSep 2015 - Feb 2016 VMLKansas City, MO
Senior Consulting ManagerMar 2016 - Current VMLKansas City, MO
Selected to be a member of the VML Consulting Committee, which contributes to the overall success of this new department by sharing knowledge/resources, ensuring consistency and cultivating best practices.
Responsible for successful delivery of VML services across multiple major accounts, including Sprint and Honeywell.
Deep understanding of client business model, ability to refine and articulate project objectives to team members and is most responsible for flawless project execution.
Experience leading software development and delivering new products to market. Experience executing rapid development of digital products of high business and/or customer value.
Manage grooming sessions, sprint planning, retrospectives and other ceremonies for multiple scrum teams.
Participate in annual review process by preparing and discussing team member appraisals as relevant with the Consulting Director.
Create, maintain and conduct training/coaching.
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism2010 University of Missouri - ColumbiaColumbia, MO
Minor: Business2010 University of Missouri - ColumbiaColumbia, MO