Sr Communications Specialist
Jul 2020 - Present (10 months)
Responsible for developing a variety of strategic communications that address unusually complex issues.
2019 - 2020 (1 year)
Contract position in which I planned, assigned, wrote and edited a variety of content – articles, infographics, web copy, videos and more – concerning the latest developments in heart disease, stroke and other health issues.
Senior Communications Manager
Health Care Service Corp.
2015 - 2019 (4 years)
Responsible for a variety of internal and external communications – including stories, presentations, town halls, videos, collateral and more – for a division of more than 2,000 clinical staff who provided guidance to 15 million members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five states.
Communications Project Manager
Texas Instruments Inc.
2012 - 2015 (3 years)
Contracted to create content and drive design for a large, high-profile website regarding technological innovation at the world's third-largest semiconductor company. Then retained on a permanent basis to handle communication project management for a variety of corporate functions.
Director of Communications, School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Dallas
2007 - 2011 (4 years)
Responsible for all communications – including media relations, branding, direct mail, Web, advertising and collateral – for a UT Dallas school with 120 faculty, 3,000 students and $35 million in annual research funding. Worked closely with the dean of engineering to formulate integrated communications that contributed directly to meeting his objectives for the school.
Senior Publications Manager
Texas Instruments Inc.
2004 - 2007 (3 years)
Communications project manager, writer and editor. Responsibilities included writing for the company’s internal news operation, creating a 15-part series of full-page Dallas Morning News ads and providing communications support for online and print products directed at TI’s primary customers, product design engineers.
Oregon Health & Science University
1999 - 2004 (5 years)
- Writer, copy editor and communications planner at this 11,000-employee academic medical center in Portland, working closely with administrators, medical staff, nursing staff and a variety of biosciences researchers.
- Previously oversaw internal communications and media relations at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology prior to its merger in 2001 with OHSU.
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
1994 - 1997 (3 years)
Shared responsibility with two others for all media relations at this pediatric teaching hospital while also acting as editor and contributing writer for a quarterly magazine and supporting the various communication needs of the hospital's chief of staff.