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Corporate / Senior Management

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OBJECTIVE                 To earn a communications leadership position.

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SUMMARY OF STRENGTHS

  • Accredited in Public Relations – APR
  • Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to provide sound business and communications counsel to C-suite and other senior-level executives on internal and external communications matters
  • Demonstrated leadership in global crisis communications and issue management
  • Strategic thinker
  • Trained in negotiation
  • Graduate of FEMA’s Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop
  • Experience in external communications and public affairs across a wide range of business settings
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities
  • Experience working with Investor Relations for publicly-traded companies
  • Senior-level leader communication coaching/counsel experience
  • Proven ability to think strategically while being "hands-on" with the daily workload
  • Solid management skills
  • Outstanding marketing and public relations skills
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Social media leadership experience
  • Commitment to quality work in tight deadlines
  • E-commerce/Internet/high-tech experience
  • Capable of working independently and with team-focus groups

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EDUCATION               Clemson University, B.A. December 1993

                                                Major: History (Minor: Communications/Journalism)

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ACTIVITIES                                Current:

Member – Public Relations Society of America (2001-present)

Member – South Carolina Public Relations Society of America Chapter

  • Named 2009 W. Thomas Duke Distinguished PR Practitioner of the Year, SCPRSA’s and the state’s highest PR honor.
  • President Elect (2008); President (2009); Immediate Past President (2010)
    • Statewide Accreditation Chair (2007-09)
    • Scholarship committee (2009-13)
    • Assembly Delegate (2012-17)

2017 – Fluor University: Becoming an Employee of Choice

2017 – Fluor University: Emotional Intelligence 2.0

2016 – Leaders Building Leaders

2016 – Completed Fluor-sponsored negotiation training

2016 – Completed FEMA’s Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop

2013-14 Leadership Hartsville graduate

2011 Graduate of Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Management Training

Board Member – Anderson College Emerging Leaders (2005-12)

Member – Grace Episcopal Church

  • Mission to Cange, Haiti – 2010

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