Communicating complex ideas clearly and succinctly, working in teams on difficult projects, using systems thinking to analyze complex situations, facilitation, dialogue, deliberation and decision-making, executive coaching, strategic planning, program/project management, budget creation and management experience.
06/2011 to 05/2014
Employee Communications ManagerTexas Instruments
Managed communications strategy for several senior vice presidents and general managers Developed communication initiatives focused on helping leaders effectively communicate to their organizations in the US, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Germany, India Identified and developed tools that help managers effectively communicate Created and executed employee communication strategies focused on business priorities and goals Provided employee communications counsel and training to business leaders in the US, Asia and Europe Contributed to creation of intranet site tailored for employees, resulting in winning 2012 award for MVP/SBE - Analog/DLP Infolink room, Texas Instruments Contributed to creation of intranet site tailored to help managers, resulting in winning 2012 award for Coach of the Year - Analog Leader Resources, Texas Instruments Contributed to integration of TI's largest acquisition, resulting in winning 2011 Best Overall award, Texas Instruments.
01/2009 to 06/2011
Senior Communications SpecialistTexas Health Resources
Provided leadership in development and execution of internal stakeholder communication plans that lead internal audiences toward change in knowledge, behavior and/or attitude regarding THR initiatives and/or its strategic direction Developed and implemented annual and issue-specific internal stakeholder communication plans for two THR hospitals Served as member of entity executive teams, working with leadership to identify and develop plans to support internal communication of hospital plans and focus areas to internal stakeholders Supervised and contributed towards development of entity-specific communication vehicles, including but not limited to print and electronic newsletters, collateral materials, intranet, events.
Increased click-through rate of internal newsletter by 5% Instituted quarterly "Employee Forums" as a fun way to increase employee engagement Successfully on-boarded new president of flagship hospital Managed annual "Face-to-Face" program with company CEO for three hospitals.
09/2006 to 10/2008
Marketing Communications/Media Relations Program ManagerTexas Instruments, Inc
Created and executed strategic marketing communications plan to ensure effective and consistent messaging for a global audience Developed media relations strategy, messaging and tactical execution for product announcements and competitive positioning Oversaw speaking opportunities, including presentation development and spokesperson coaching Managed developer network program, including co-marketing and press activities Wrote press releases and question-and-answer documents Led PR campaign introducing a new business line to the external public, resulting in the 2008 Impact Award, Texas Instruments Streamlined web content, resulting in a more efficient layout Increased webinar attendance by 3,000 percent Increased click-through rate on key newsletter article by 50 percent by using a video format Saved more than $10,000 by eliminating production of printed collateral.
02/2001 to 09/2006
Global Event Marketing Manager
Managed trade shows domestically and internationally, as well as conferences, corporate events and parties ranging from trade-specific technology shows to movie-premiere events to meet broader marketing objectives Cultivated excellent working relationships with numerous outside vendors as well as internal clients to ensure expectations were met and goals were achieved Served as public relations liaison at events Developed and managed budget (up to $1.2 million) for each show Trained and mentored new employees Crafted a permanent showcase for TI products, resulting in the 2006 Best Corporate Permanent Installation - Silver Award, Event Design Awards Designed booth to showcase home theater products for maximum effect, resulting in the 2005 Best Booth, Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Combined efforts with the DLP® division of TI on a trade show, resulting in more than $75,000 in savings.
01/2008 to 01/2010
Street CounselorStand Up For Kids
01/2005 to 01/2008
Rape Crisis Hotline, Victims Outreach Center
01/2004 to 01/2005
MentorAIDS Interfaith Network
Executive DirectorStand Up For Kids
Master of Arts: Peacebuilding and Conflict TransformationEastern Mennonite UniversityPeacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
International Peace and Security Institute's The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions and International Justice
Humanity in War: an International Humanitarian Law Primer for Professionals, American Red Cross,
Certificate: Mediation and Dispute ResolutionSouthern Methodist University
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal ArtsUniversity of North TexasRadio/TV/Film, Criminal Justice Concentrations Foundations for Justice and Peacebuilding I & II Facilitation: Process Design and Skills International Development Conflict Coaching War to Peace Transitions Summer Peacebuilding Institute Courses: Understanding Psychosocial Trauma Justice in Transition - Restorative and Indigenous Approaches Building Civil Society Movements: Strategic Nonviolent Activism and Advocacy Philosophy and Praxis of Forgiveness and Reconciliation Cambodia: Post Genocide Community Development, and Spirituality,
Master of Arts: Peacebuilding & Conflict TransformationEastern Mennonite UniversityMember of Team Accord, through 's Ombudsman's office
Practicum: Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy, August - September, 2015; Darfur Women Action Group September, 2015 - December, 2015, Human Security Program Assistant to Lisa Schirch September, 2015 - December, 2015
Cross-Cultural Experience: China, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Cambodia, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, The Netherlands
Marketing Communications/Media Relations Program Manager
Global Event Marketing Manager
Master of Arts : Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation International Peace and Security Institute's The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions and International Justice Humanity in War: an International Humanitarian Law Primer for Professionals, American Red Cross, Certificate: Mediation and Dispute Resolution Bachelor of Arts : Liberal Arts Master of Arts : Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation
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