Experience

  • Director of PR

    at RecruitMilitary

    October 2015 - at Present

    Ohio

    *Oversee development and implementation of social media strategy and content implementation. *Manage media relations by serving as a point of contact for all media requests and organizational inquiries. *Write and edit copy for various publications, media and internal audiences.

  • Director of Communications and Public Relations

    at Greater Louisville Inc.

    March 2015 - October 2015

    Kentucky

    *Manage communication strategy for the Metro Chamber of Commerce reflecting the strategic vision of the organization *Oversee development and implementation of digital marketing and social media strategy *Serve as executive content editor for the organization’s website *Effectively communicate economic growth, entrepreneurial efforts, advocacy and member benefits to demonstrate ROI for key investors and prospective members. *Manage editorial contact for advertising programs including media placement *Manage media relations by serving a point of contact for all media requests and organizational inquiries. *Oversee the performance and cost of external public relations agencies and suppliers *Prepare remarks for the CEO and senior leadership *Write and edit copy for various publications, media and internal audiences including board and investors

  • Social Media Manager

    at U.S. Army Recruiting Command

    October 2014 - March 2015

    Kentucky

    *Manage communication and marketing outreach on social platforms *Develop strategic direction for social integration for virtual recruiting *Develop social content for all social media sites platforms for the entire Command *Provide media training for over 150 Senior Officers *Crafted day-to-day social content on 6 social media platforms

  • Director of Marketing

    at MyPaws.com

    April 2014 - October 2014

    Kentucky

    *Manage communication and marketing outreach on social platforms *Develop strategic direction for social integration for virtual recruiting *Develop social content for all social media sites platforms for the entire Command *Provide media training for over 150 Senior Officers *Crafted day-to-day social content on 6 social media platforms

  • Director of Communications

    at Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    September 2012 - March 2014

    Florida

    *Manage press office, environmental education programs, sustainable initiatives, and external outreach *Responsible for all external and internal marketing and communications materials *Develop communications strategies for the Executive Office of the Governor in concert with DEP *Maintain knowledge of current legislative issues that impact the agency *Serve as a liaison between the Department and the Executive Office of the Governor *Oversight of social media platforms and strategic direction *Crisis communication management *Direct planning and statewide communications strategies for the department, and coordinate communications efforts with Florida’s five water management districts. *Supervise personnel and budgets of the Press Office, Office of External Outreach and Public Education, Office of Environmental Education and Office of Sustainable Initiatives

  • Press Secretary

    at Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    July 2012 - September 2012

    Florida

    *Serve as spokesperson for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection *Develop and execute communication strategies for the state agency *Oversight of proactive communications pitches to the media *Plan and execute news conferences, tours and editorial board visits *Social Media strategic development and execution

  • Senior Executive Producer/Social Media Manager

    at WSB-TV

    January 2012 - April 2012

    Georgia

    *Managed relationships with a 100 plus newsroom staff of reporters, photographers, producers, assignment editors & production staff *Oversight of over 45 hours of television news and specials *Relationship management between all divisions of the television station *Marketing and promotion oversight to build television brand *Social Media strategic development

  • Manager of Coverage & Content, Social Media Manager

    at WSB-TV

    November 2006 - January 2012

    Georgia

    *Provide brand specific strategic direction for multi platform news product. (TV, web and mobile) *Manage the logistics and content for over 36 hours of news a week and a newsroom staff of over 100 plus *Negotiate contracts with employees and vendors *Fiscally responsible for budgets including overtime and resource use (helicopter, satellite time) *Responsible for strategy, budget & implementation for long term, big story planning & breaking news *Social Media development and management. Develop and implement strategic plan

  • WFTV

    at Assignment Manager

    July 2000 - June 2006

    Florida

    *Responsible for logistics for reporting and photography staff *Managed the assignment desk with day to day coverage and long term planning *Field produce for major events. (Extended coverage and specials)

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