Seasoned marketing communications executive with a reputation for building powerhouse corporate brands in public, private and regulated business environments. Results-focused management professional bringing 20+ years of progressive leadership experience. Transforms high-potential staff into outstanding leaders who demonstrate the creativity and savvy that is critical to financial and operational success.
Ambitious, high-energy leader with an entrepreneurial attitude and exceptional client relationship management skills.
In-depth knowledge of corporate and professional services firms with 20+ years experience planning, developing and implementing organizational strategic plans and efficiently running daily operations.
Handled clients effectively by identifying needs, quickly gaining trust, approaching complex situations and resolving problems to maximize efficiency and obtain mission-critical results.
Creates alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support business initiatives.
Responsible for all aspects of business and financial performance including account and client services as well as budgets and financial performance.
Builds and retains high performance teams by developing and motivating talent resulting in "Best Places to Work" honors.
Arthur Simon Advertising Excellence Award from the American Association of Advertising Agencies' Institute for Advance Advertising Studies for the launch of the Aveda brand.
"What a Public Relations Program Can Do For Your Agency" white paper directed to C-Suite Agency Executives for the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA).
Disabled Patriots Fund
Rush University Hospital: Colon Cancer Registry
Rush University: Rush Generations Older Adult Community Outreach Program
American Association of Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Committee
Chicago Advertising Federation: served as acting Executive Director for two years; served on Board of Directors for ten years.
Co-founded CAF's "Partnership for Success"; a diversity talent acquisition program.
Communities in Schools of Chicago
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