I’ve led many high-stakes programs for local, regional, national and global brands over the past 12+ years as a public relations, marketing and communications professional. As part of my current role at Edelman, I lead a team that supports a client in the HR benefits/technology industry.
June 2013 - at Present
• Day-to-day leadership and management of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. As part of that program, oversaw multiple global philanthropic initiatives and programs. • Responsible for the health and growth of the Corporate & Public Affairs practice, which includes oversight of more than 15 staff members across multiple teams and projects. • Planning and execution of internal and external communications strategies for a wide range of clients spanning technology, B2B, consumer, government and nonprofit organizations. • Deep experience with issue-based initiatives and communicating to multiple stakeholder groups in order to help achieve organizational objectives.
Senior Account Supervisor
February 2007 - June 2013
• Created and lead the agency’s social and digital practice, which included oversight and implementation of all firm clients’ social media programs. • Managed multiple client accounts at a time, which included overseeing complex budgets, strategic plan development, day-to-day tactical implementation, results reporting and measurement, staff training and management of other account personnel.
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
at Benchmade Knife Company
February 2006 - February 2007
• Managed advertising agency for the development of creative for yearly advertising program, in addition to coordinating media buys, budgets and internal creative department projects. • Acted as primary media spokesperson and CEO liaison for top-tier media opportunities, which resulted in year-over-year increased earned-media placement for Benchmade products and positive stories about the brand.
B.A., Marketing and Business Administration
at Washington State University
2001 - 2005 (4 years) Washington