Communications Specialist, successful at presenting business concepts in an organized and persuasive manner. Deadline-driven and highly motivated. Results-oriented, talented at public speaking and presentation development.
Training development & delivery
Press release writing
Strategic event planning
Graphic Design PC and MAC formats
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Brand development and management
Exceptional attention to detail
Bachelor of Arts: Major:Mass Communications Minors: Human Relations & Graphic Design2001Saint Cloud State University-
Target Corporation Advertising/Art Director Intern 2001 -Aided in the direction of the commodities pages for the Sunday circular. Assisted in layout, design, art direction and other aspects of advertising based projects.
Communications Specialist/Project Manager09/2010
to 11/2013 US Bank – Bloomington,
Assigned tasks to associates, staffed projects, tracked progress and updated managers, partners and clients.
Increased process awareness by developing marketing collateral and presentations, public relations campaigns, articles and newsletters.
Evaluate and streamline communication initiatives and provide project plan for implementation of new process.
Develop and deliver training for regulatory/compliance and policy and procedure changes
Project management for fundraising events and re-org
to 05/2011 Lifetouch – Eden Prairie,
Photographed high-quality images for both print and Internet distribution.
Directed guests to the photo port location to view and purchase their pictures.
Performed advanced computer processing of images for assignments.
Shot photographs in controlled lab, field and remote environments.
Selected and altered secondary photographic features such as backdrops and lighting.
Handled cameras operating at several thousand frames per second.
Planned and prepared for all on-location and studio shoots.
Production Artist/Account Management11/2005
to 05/2008 River Town Publishing – Hastings,
Translated complex concepts and data into compelling visuals
Collaborated with vendors to ensure style consistency with other marketing materials.
Worked with internal clients to determine strategy and design for annual marketing campaigns.
Presented projects to internal clients.
Generated computer graphics and page-layout software, graphic elements and photography.
Loan Processor/Client Relations03/2002
to 01/2006 Mortgages West – Burnsville,
Reviewed and edited loan agreements to ensure accuracy.
Complied with regulatory requirements, including the Bank Secrecy Act, Anti Money Laundering, OFAC, USA Patriot Act, Privacy Act and Community Reinvestment Act.
Submitted loan applications to the underwriter for verification and recommendations.
Recommended loan approvals and denials based on customer loan application reviews.
QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Power Point, Word, Excel (tracking, doc creation, reporting), Access, InDesign Imaging (iDocs, Dexma, Dorado), Outlook, Lotus Notes, MS Project Share Point, Publisher