Experience as public relations professional, strategist, analyst, and publicist. Strong influencing skills to achieve positive outcomes in a wide variety of areas. Creative and strategic thinker to develop results-driven programs. Excellent organizational skills and able to adapt to multiple assignments and deadlines in a frequently-changing environment. Effective ability to develop and maintain extensive network of contacts. Significant experience generating, implementing, and managing strategic programs and promotional outreach. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with strong attention to detail. Capability to work independently and with a variety of partners to achieve goals.
Serve as the Agency lead on an interagency team designing and conducting a global food defense outreach initiative to promote awareness and implementation of food defense measures by providing technical assistance to foreign governments, academia, and industry. This initiative has been highly successful in building capacity and sustainability at country and regional levels around the world. In environment of budgetary cuts, initiated and successfully proposed and acquired $230,000 in funding for major international initiative, which had not been accomplished previously. Received a prestigious team award from the Food and Drug Administration for work on this initiative.
Effective strategic planning
Strong leadership skills
Excellent relationship building skills
Resourceful and persistent
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