(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Motivated public policy/communications professional with 15+ years of experience managing messaging and advocating on a wide range of legislative, regulatory and legal challenges.

Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Communication Studies - GPA :

Certified Association Executive (CAE) - since 2013

Work History
Children's Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota - Director Of Public Policy
Woodbury, MN, 08/2006 - Current
  • Conceives and carries out advocacy plans for responding to dozens of legislative and regulatory threats to the association community, including most recently successfully advocating for the elimination of several onerous provisions for tax-exempt entities in early drafts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and expanding
  • Affirms ASAE as the leading voice of association interests on Capitol Hill by serving as the organization's lead author of congressional testimony, statements, speeches, policy papers and other advocacy-related materials.
  • Manages The Power of A campaign, a multi-faceted, ongoing awareness campaign designed to educate policymakers, the media and other audiences about the positive benefits associations bring to society.
  • Manages numerous coalitions with other associations to combat issues of common interest, including most recently The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans.
  • Builds support for ASAE's positions through outreach to thousands of grassroots advocates and volunteer leaders within the association sector.
Accor Hotels - Director of Public Relations
San Diego, CA, 04/2002 - 08/2006
  • Developed and implemented an organization-wide communications plan to promote and enhance the visibility and prestige of ASAE.
  • Cultivated relationships with press and served as media spokesperson for ASAE.
  • Drafted compelling press releases, speeches and presentations about ASAE initiatives.
  • Provided strategic counsel to senior staff on crisis communications. 
Stevens Institute Of Technology - Manager of Media Relations
Hoboken, NJ, 04/2000 - 04/2002
  • Served as media spokesperson on a wide range of issues impacting ASAE and the association community.
  • Worked across departments to identify and promote organizational initiatives to the media and other outside audiences.
  • Grew member interest in an awards program honoring exceptional association industry initiatives.
Baylor College Of Medicine - Senior Editor
Sugar Land, TX, 05/1995 - 03/2000
  • Developed story ideas and wrote articles for a weekly trade newspaper for associations and their partners in the hospitality community.
  • Managed 4-person staff of reporters.
  • Served as on-site coordinator for production of convention daily newspapers at trade shows and meetings across the U.S.

Group Nine Media - Staff Writer
Chicago, IL, 09/1992 - 05/1995
  • Covered county government and law enforcement for a Southern Maryland community newspaper.
  • Developed and wrote feature articles for weekend editions.
Named Association TRENDS 2014 Leading Association Lobbyist

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