Corporate Communications Manager eager to contribute exceptional writing, strategic planning and media relations expertise toward supporting a dynamic organization in optimizing overall performance.
- Proficiency in strategic planning and execution of all internal communication activities including executive leadership communications, employee communications and engagement, and global intranet content.
- Advanced strengths in public and media relations, crafting informative and compelling press releases, coordinating branding and marketing efforts, and securing product placement/coverage on national TV shows and major industry events.
Won two NBCU Ovation Awards for success in project execution (2007 to 2008).
Presented with six GE Management Awards from 2004 to 2007 for outstanding performance and results.
Excel in concept and campaign development, speech writing, media interviews, and strategic message development and execution; able to create influential verbal and written communication pieces in all forms while adhering to extremely high standards of quality.
NBC Universal (NBCU), New York, NY, 2007 to Present
Manager, Corporate Communications (2010 to Present)
Proactively devised, implemented and supported communications strategy for NBCU/Comcast acquisition encompassing employee engagement and multiple transition plans.
Played a lead role in HR communications campaign development to promote new employee benefits, encourage timely sign-up, and answer questions about payroll, retirement plans, and benefits.
Project-managed intranet redesign and launch, ensuring relevant content was migrated over to new platform and implementing tutorial to help employees navigate new intranet.
Steered seamless distribution of over 20,000 Day One gifts spanning 125 global locations.
Contributed to new logo creation, branding efforts, and design and development of marketing materials and new employee badges.
Drafted clear and concise employee communications for business updates, benefits updates, acquisition updates, and special messages such as Day One celebration activities.
Helped organize and facilitate employee broadcast at five locations (New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami and London) to celebrate merger.
Communications Manager, Media Works (2007 to 2010)
Spearheaded broad-scope communication initiatives inclusive of executive messaging, press releases, town hall meetings, top talent dinners, surveys, PowerPoint presentations and celebrations to optimize overall business communications and leadership visibility for 2,000+ Media Works employees.
Resourcefully leveraged company intranet and newsletters to recognize employee accomplishments and philanthropic efforts.
Provided critical communications leadership to executive management and partnered with HR to advise and counsel on constructive communication practices.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund, New York, NY, 2008
Authored 20-page script for celebrity host and award presenters at 21st annual scholarship dinner.
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Healing Starts With Us Campaign, New York, NY, 2008
Public Relations Co-Chair
Orchestrated media/public relations efforts for philanthropic initiative to establish a support network which encourages open dialogue about emotional distress.
Acquired celebrity involvement resulting in excellent media coverage (print, web, radio, TV) and campaign awareness.
Oversaw PR activities for launch event including press, VIP, red carpet and celebrity management.
General Electric Company, Ghana, West Africa, 2006
Ambassador, GE Africa Philanthropic Initiative
Handpicked as one of seven GE employees to participate in extensive, $20M philanthropic initiative aimed at reducing mortality rates in Africa by providing sustainable access to cleaner water, medical treatment and electrical power.
As spokesperson for project, represented GE in interviews with NBC News, FORBES.com, Dow Jones and the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Managed media relations activities including interview coordination and execution, media tours and executive messaging and preparation.
GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI and Piscataway, NY, 2004 to 2007
Acquisition Integration Communications Leader (2007)
Formulated company communications strategy for acquisitions including employee communications, engagement and orientation for thousands of personnel.
Integrated newly acquired GE Healthcare businesses onto benefit and payroll platforms by coordinating employee email campaigns, newsletters, training, educational CDs and brown bag employee sessions.
Life Sciences C Global Communications Manager (2005 to 2007)
Piloted creation and execution of GE Life Sciences intranet portal with full accountability for editorial management, story generation and readership maximization
Prepared and distributed GE Opinion Survey to enhance employee awareness and engagement.
Directed corporate-sponsored community activities such as United Way and Race for the Cure.
Global Supply Chain - Global Organizational Communications Leader (2004 to 2005)
Championed strategic plan and communication activities for Global Supply Chain organization reaching 5,000+ employees in over 20 countries.
Spearhead Lean Six Sigma communications strategy featuring highly effective and innovative educational resources (video and online training simulation) for employees.
Communications Leadership Development Program (CLDP), GE Corporate, USA, 2002 to 2004
News Communications/Media Relations Intern, NBC News, New York, NY, 2001
Public Relations Intern, Public Relations Society Of America, New York, NY, 2000
Master s Degree, Strategic Communications (in progress)
Columbia University, New York, NY, anticipated graduation, 2011
Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations & Speech Communication
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2002
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
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