Tech-savvy and strategic communications manager and leader possessing exceptional writing and editing skills. Versed in a range of communications solutions and technologies.
Dedicated team player
Focused and driven
Superb writer and editor
Exceptional problem solver
Developed and implemented an innovative internal communications strategy to improve employee engagement through strategic messaging.
CISCOSENIOR COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT04/2015 to Current
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT for Information Security (InfoSec) group, developing communications that create awareness and influence senior level executives on new service offering being introduced across the enterprise.
Responsible for creating story boards, presentations, scripts and targeted internal marketing communications campaigns with specific metrics and analysis on how the company will protect their information.
ASSOCIATE/STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LEADBOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON08/2014 to 04/2015
Strategic Communication Lead for the Army Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Program, responsible for writing and editing program messaging and other content distributed to numerous system stakeholders via briefings, website updates, articles and press releases.
Wrote, edited, designed, and coordinated the production of a variety of educational and promotional materials for C-IED Program, including videos, brochures, banners, and PowerPoint presentation decks.
Designed a variety of graphics and training materials for use on the C-IED Program website.
Created, maintained, and updated team SharePoint site with latest internal information and documents to promote collaboration and promote knowledge management.
TOSHIBA GLOBAL COMMERCE SOLUTIONSGLOBAL EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER06/2013 to 03/2014
Responsible for the development and execution of global internal communications initiatives for global retail solutions provider including planning, research and developing strategic, creative materials that address specific business goals while maintaining consistency of brand identity and corporate messages.
Collaborate cross-functionally to build and implement comprehensive employee communication plans to ensure consistency with overall business goals and corporate objectives.
Created unified long-rage communication strategies to support and promote awareness of corporate programs, services, policies and procedures and drive employee engagement.
Prepared written materials, including presentations, web content, video scripts, talking points, executive communications, and other internal communication content.
Coordinated and maintained website content and design to ensure consistency, integration, accuracy and usability.
Managed various internal communications programs from concept to completion.
SYNGENTACOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER08/2012 to 06/2013
As a part of the Core Team, lead development of communication strategies and integrated communication plans for the MINT Program, a global Track & Trace Program for an international agricultural company.
Developed change program communication strategy and communication plans in alignment with Syngenta R&D Communications and other corporate change programs.
Managed, produced content for, and ensured the impact of key internal communications products including e-newsletter and Syngenta's intranet.
Developed key working relationships with internal and external program stakeholders, ensuring effective integration of projects.
Developed, wrote and distributed regular program status reports, including creating presentation materials for use in team, management and corporate meetings.
Coordinated development, implementation and ongoing use of surveys/evaluations related to program.
BURT'S BEESCommunications ManageR01/2011 to 01/2012
Communications Manager for SAP Implementation, Organizational Integration and Intranet development projects.
Developed the overall communication strategy and detailed communications plans, communications materials and key communication mechanisms for each project.
Developed key relationships and worked closely & collaboratively with a variety of teams to ensure that the communication strategy and detailed plans supported the overall project plan.
Assisted with the planning, development and implementation of the corporate intranet, development of all content, and other communications related to the launch of the intranet.
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER01/2010 to 01/2011
Created and assisted in developing communication materials; including press releases, online content and executive biographies.
Assisted with communication, branding & planning for launch of company.
DEX ONE RH DONNELLEYCORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST01/2009
Created and assisted in developing communication materials, including press releases, newsletters and executive biographies.
Performed daily media monitoring utilizing Google ad words, wire services and industry and trade publications.
Assisted with communication, branding & planning for company emergence after bankruptcy.
Researched and developed reports on corporate conference and speaking engagement opportunities.
Compiled monthly metrics reports using Vocus media.
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST01/2007 to 01/2008
TELEFLEX MEDICALCOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST01/2006
Managed the communication / promotional needs of a global SAP project implementation team.
Developed and implemented SAP project communication strategy, overseeing all phases of implementation plan to ensure project goals and objectives were met on schedule.
Worked with SAP team, Employee Communications, and Corporate Communications to develop, write and design print materials, Web communications, and other media.
Developed, wrote and posted content related to SAP project to intranet site.
Developed, wrote and distributed regular project status reports, including creating presentation materials for use in team, quarterly all-employee, management and corporate meetings.
Coordinated development, implementation and ongoing use of surveys/evaluations related to project.
COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE01/2000 to 01/2005
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL
Created, implemented and managed communications programs that effectively promoted the service organization and service products.
Developed, wrote and distributed news related to the service organization, including posting content to intranet, creating presentation materials for use in national service meeting, bi-annual all-employee meetings, management and corporate meetings.
Assisted in the preparation of presentations and videos for the organization.
Developed, wrote and distributed monthly service-specific and quarterly corporate newsletters.
Coordinated development, implementation and use of surveys/evaluations related to service organization.
Managed a variety of internal and external communications activities for global contract research organization.
Assisted with the planning, development and implementation of the corporate intranet, development of an awareness campaign, and other communications related to the launch of the intranet.
Wrote, edited and publicized a monthly online magazine for employees.
Developed and managed a global recognition program for employees with over 2,000 awards given to employees and employee teams (awarded Star Performance Award for this program).
Maintained content on the intranet, scheduled and coordinated executive briefings, and wrote and edited internal announcements for distribution to global audiences.
Assisted with media relations activities such as posting news releases on the corporate website, planning and implementing employee surveys, writing executive speeches and coordinating global intranet awareness campaign.
Managed and coordinated global values & purpose campaign, coordinating 20th anniversary celebration and trivia contest.
Coordinated printing and distribution of cards and posters for four global employee appreciation day events.
Bachelor of Science:Communication ArtsAppalachian State University, Boone, NCCommunication Arts
International Association of Business Communicators (Triangle chapter)
Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite; Content Management
software: Jive, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Microsoft CMS, Contribute,
Confluence, Ektron, and WebLogic. Social Collaboration software: Yammer,
Jabber. Knowledge of AP Style, Web conferencing and Web analytics,
HTML, video editing, and Vocus PR software.
brand identity, branding, brochures, Content Management, Corporate Communications, editing, Employee Communications, graphics, HTML, Communications Manager, Information Security, Intranet development, marketing communications, media relations, Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, SharePoint, enterprise, news releases, newsletters, posters, presentations, press releases, promotional materials, speaking, publications, research, SAP, scripts, speeches, strategy, surveys, training materials, video editing, web content