I am a Corporate Communications, Public and Investor Relations professional who helps businesses speak about themselves to key audiences, both internally and externally. My career includes both PR agency- and corporate-based experience.
Direct corporate communications, government and public relations function for Fortune 500 integrated petrochemicals, plastics and building products manufacturer (NYSE: WLK). Joined Houston headquarters staff following 2016 $3.8 billion acquisition of Atlanta-based Axiall Corporation. Drive all CEO and C-level communications internally and externally to ensure consistent message delivery across constituencies.
Led global communications, including investor and public relations, executive and employee communications, corporate social responsibility, and industry analyst relations for this Fortune 250 global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing. Appointed president First Data Foundation, April 2013. Member: Diversity Council, Executive Management Group.
The Arthur W. Page Society is a select membership organization for senior public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession.
Led results-focused corporate communications and public relations team, including client and employee communications, advertising and branding, at this NYSE-listed leading technology provider for over 8,000 financial institutions (NYSE: MV).
+Studied business administration in the second MBA class at Alverno, a program built around Leadership;
+Special focus studies in Corporate Social Responsibility;
+First male to earn the MBA from Alverno College, which although co-ed in its master's programs, specializes in educating women undergraduates
Responsible for internal and external communications, including employees, clients, investors and influencers (through media and public relations).
Led investor relations, public relations and corporate communications team as the company positioned itself for the public markets. Interfaced with investor relations and corporate communications of former parent company, NYSE-listed bank holding company Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE: MI).
Built the measurement-focused, results-oriented public relations function and department at Metavante and helped position the company for the public markets, while it was a subsidiary of bank holding company Marshall & Ilsley Corp. (NYSE: MI).
Directed marketing to alumni and external audiences, communications, fund raising, student recruitment for 158-year-old Episcopal seminary. Introduced new seminary branding and identity system, including quarterly newsletter, logo and website. Created road show presentation for use with external relations and student recruitment. Increased student enrollment 60%. Raised $2+ million for Nashotah House Foundation.
Drove reputation management program for global mobile telecommunications leader with media and analyst outreach programs in North America, Europe and Asia. Consulted for investor relations with several additional US public companies, including a medical technology IPO, which included rebranding in pre-IPO positioning.
Managed North American reputation-management campaign for the Ericsson Corporation, American Depository Receipt-listed.
Oversaw programs to inform key opinion leaders among industry and financial analysts, business, financial and industry media about wireless communications technologies and standards developed by Ericsson.
Directed agency-based investor relations programs for 35 biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States. Managed investor communications during four clients’ Food & Drug Administration new drug approval process.
Developed investor and public relations programs for clients including Qualcomm, Burnham Pacific Properties and the Immune Response Corp. Created and maintained investor relations program for Fortune 500 and NASDAQ 100-listed Qualcomm during first three years as a public company.
Managed investor and public relations for this Nasdaq-listed graphic arts holding company.
Wrote advertising and marketing copy for BarclaysAmerican, a US-based consumer and commercial finance affiliate of Barclays Bank.
+College of Arts and Sciences; History major, focused in Renaissance to Reformation; also studied Art History, Classics, English, Greek, and Geography.
+Worked as production assistant for the UNC Center for Public Television; on-air personality during annual Spring-break fund-raising drive
+Member of UNC Chaplains Association representing Episcopal Campus Ministry
+Member of UNC Crew; coxswain, sophomore through senior years
Supported editors and reporters; wrote obits and weather, religion column, spot news stories during high school and college summers.
Attended Terminal A classes while spending the year between high school and college as an American Field Service foreign exchange student in France