I'm a innovative leader with discerning news judgment. I'm a communications effectiveness expert, getting your messages through the clutter while respecting your audience's time. A strategy guy, I think beyond individual projects to keep the big picture in mind. I'll meet your unique challenges with uniquely-designed solutions.
Iowa State University
Journalism/Mass Communication , Journalism/Mass Communication
May 2003 - May 2003
Canton High School
May 1999 - May 1999
IABC/Iowa , Des Moines, IA
July 2009 - January 2012
Serving as president-elect for the 2011-2012 board year, in line to become president for 2012-2013. Lead a volunteer board of 12, connecting communication professionals through networking opportunities and helping them advance their careers with professional development programming attended by hundreds each year. Served as vice president of Career Services July 2009-June 2011.
Principal Financial Group , Des Moines, IA
July 2006 - January 2012
Strategic communication planning, project management, writing and editing (for print, the Web, presentations, audio and video scripting, etc.), content management, Web publishing (HTML, Dreamweaver)
Writing, editing and content management
Kansas City Star , Kansas City, MO
August 2003 - July 2006
Covered city government in Olathe, Kan.
Arizona Republic , Phoenix, AZ
May 2003 - August 2003
Covered city government in Mesa, Ariz.
Iowa State Daily/Iowa State University , Ames, IA
August 2000 - May 2002
Reporting assignments from arts and entertainment to coverage of the school's Engineering Department.
Peoria Journal Star , Peoria, IL
May 2000 - December 2002
General assignment reporter.