PR/Integrated Communications, Durham, NC9/2010-present
Crafts strategic communications plans, handles media relations; conceives and develops integrated marketing strategies and content; shoots, edits video; plans and coordinates events. Interest areas include green technology, economic development, retail, non-profit, and healthcare.
VP, Marketing & Communications
SWAPSOL Corp. Princeton, NJ 9/2008-7/2011
Conceived, built and promoted brand for start-up environmental R&D firm and its “disruptive technology” (SWAP). Writes, develops and executes plans for all media and corporate communications and messaging. Serves as spokesperson. Works with creative team to produce all print collateral, web site and social media content; Captures speaking opportunities at key conferences in U.S. and abroad; Builds relationships with senior industry personnel across multiple industries; Company incorporated in 2009.
Senior Account Supervisor
FRENCH/WEST/VAUGHAN Raleigh, N.C. 5/2005- 8/2008
Planned, developed, and supervised public relations/public affairs, marketing campaigns for clients including: New Hope Fertility Center, CNS Vital Signs, Water.org, Canada Post, North Carolina State University, NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, Global Water Foundation, America’s Horseracing Network (TVG), NESTEA.
Created, managed and executed comprehensive media/marketing plans that meet client annual and quarterly goals; led creative team; wrote press releases; planned events, cultivated and maintained relations with local and national media; Worked with clients to develop messaging; Maintained continuity of campaign elements, enforced strategic focus.
Segment & Beat producer
FOX NEWS WASHINGTON 2003- 4/2005
Wrote, produced, researched news for Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace interview segments; Collaborated with anchor and Executive Producer to bring compelling video and sound elements to air. Presented alternative news angles and options in story drive and guest selection.
Produced breaking news reports from Pentagon during 2003 Iraq war; Attended Defense briefings, interviewed military officials about U.S. invasion, occupation and post-war planning; Coordinated war coverage along with producers in New York, Baghdad, Doha and Kabul.
Live & Show producer
CNN WASHINGTON 2001 – 2002
Co-created and launched weekly program, “On the Story.” Produced, coordinated Live reports in-bureau and in-field for September 11th coverage. Selected video and sound for news stories ranging from Monica Lewinsky to the 2001-02 military offensive in Afghanistan. Assigned to units including “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer,” “Crossfire,” “Inside Politics.”
Radio production instructor
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 2000 – 2001
Taught undergraduate radio journalism writing and production.
CONUS COMMUNICATIONS 1999 – 2000
Packaged daily news for D.C. reporters serving 90 affiliate stations nationwide; Managed daily news feed serving news networks including Bloomberg News and MSNBC.
CNN WASHINGTON 1997 – 1999
Wrote news copy for CNN International and Washington-based programs; Researched stories and selected video for “CNN International,” “Inside Politics,” and “CNN Newsday.”
PRAGMA COMMUNICATIONS Prague, Czech Republic 1995 – 1997
Designed and created media kits, planned events, conducted presentations and organized press conferences. Produced, wrote print collateral for Pilsner Urquell, ING Bank and Citroen automaker; Broadened English-language contact list for firm, cultivating relationships with foreign journalists.
HEUREKA FILM, LTD. Prague, Czech Republic 1994 – 1995
Interviewed cyclists and event organizers for documentary on 1995 500cc World Motocross Championship in Loket, Czech Republic; Marketed Heureka Film’s “Akumulator 1” to foreign film festivals in Japan, Holland and Italy through media advisories, promotional events and direct mail.
Legislative Aide for Public Affairs
WISCONSIN STATE LEGISLATURE 1990 – 1994
Wrote newsletters and press releases promoting representative’s accomplishments; Coordinated district-wide mailings, bought media time, planned media events and rallies during campaign. ”Coordinated Campaign ’92″ (9/1992 – 11/1992) Special election (9/1991 – 11/1991)
M.A. International Broadcast Journalism/Public Affairs
The American University 2001
B.A. Theater Arts/Communications
Beloit College 1989
Hungarian Art and Literature (Foreign Seminar)
Eotvos-Lorand University 1987
(One of first 50 U.S. students to study in Eastern “Bloc” region) Hungarian People’s Republic
Music – Interlochen International Arts Academy 1984
- 2007 National Iron SABRE (Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation)
- 2007 National Bronze SABRE
- 2001 Jack Jurey Award for Graduate essay, “A State of Affairs in American Journalism”
Public Service award for the Global Water Foundation
Newspaper placement award for New Hope Fertility Center