Provided organization leadership for the Iowa Newspaper Foundation, its staff and various committees. Worked as staff liaison to statewide board of directors. During leadership tenure, the foundation became the largest press association foundation in the nation in terms of revenue and programming offerings.
Annually exceeded organization objectives by developing new revenue streams through corporate sponsorships, grants, personal contributions, events and programs and strategic partnerships.
Increased revenues by more than 40%
Developed and implemented innovative new programs to grow revenue and increase membership experience.
Increased amount of annual programming by more than 50%
Fostered relationships with corporate partners, private foundations, individual contributors and member newspapers throughout Iowa to achieve mutually beneficial goals.
Served as organization point person, professionally interacting with a variety of organizations, members, donors and community leaders across Iowa.
In partnership with the foundation board, developed and implemented long-range planning and visioning strategies.
Created new opportunities to positively impact various constituencies through funding grants, scholarship programs, paid internships and specialized awards for young professionals. Directed application, selection and award procedures.
Provided oversight of financial operations, including the organization's revenues and expenditures and the annual budgeting process.
Managed the organization's development program.
Provided organization leadership for Webster City Area Development, including chamber of commerce, economic development, its staff, and various committees.
During leadership tenure, negotiated the merger of the chamber of commerce and economic development organizations. As a result, funding from the city and county increased by nearly 30%.
Worked in partnership with board of directors, city officials and county supervisors to support the growth, expansion and retention of business in the community and county.
Developed and implemented long range planning goals and objectives for chamber of commerce and economic development.
Oversaw financial operations, including accounting for organization's revenues and expenditures, preparing the organization's annual budget, and applying for appropriate grants and other outside fund
Worked directly with economic development and business prospects. Developed valuable relationships with economic development partners, including local utilities, Iowa DOT and Iowa Department of Economic Development.
Handled all communication strategies for Iowa Senate Majority Leader's office, including public speeches and press conferences, press releases, written correspondence and weekly newsletter and newspaper article.
Developed relationships with Iowa legislators and legislative staff to ensure professional communication and organization about the legislative process and daily schedule.
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