My Professional Experience
(the long-winded version)
I began my career working for Lockheed Martin writing SAP software training manuals, and then moved to HR where I wrote departmental policies, management procedures, documents published on the corporate website, and an employee newsletter. I then worked for a financial services firm with 7 sister companies where I was responsible for executive-to-all-staff correspondence; company website content; intranet and benefit-provider hosted websites; e-training; press releases; benefit summaries & instructions; company culture promotion; staff newsletter; policy & procedure and business-line training manuals; and signage. There. I developed my love of community service by leading Resurgent’s corporate social responsibility efforts.
My path then took a non-profit route for four years as I worked for a children’s home, and next, an agency providing services in crisis assistance (financial & food), homelessness, and job readiness. My job at both was to drive public awareness and affinity by sharing participant stories, challenges and triumphs via email marketing, social media, promotional marketing collateral, press releases, public service announcements (writing and recording), media relations, and event planning.
I returned to the for-profit world and worked directly for MAU Workforce Solutions. Although stationed at BMW, I was also responsible for disseminating client and company news to 3,500+ employees at client sites Kimberly Clark, Bridgestone, Bosch, Elanco, Contec, IFA Rotorion, and E-Z-GO. I also produced monthly enewsletters and communication campaigns at multiple sites, and an annual employee handbook, policies & procedures, and a new hire orientation presentation for BMW’s contingent workforce.
Currently, I am an IT Communication Specialist contractor at GE Digital. I simultaneously plan and execute communication strategies for high-profile, multi-million-dollar software projects affecting tens of thousands of users in Power and Renewable Energy businesses. My deliverables include call-to-action, instructional and awareness emails; websites (design and content management); software articles; newsletters; ghost written leadership correspondence; posters and TV monitors; and business- and project-focused videos. I work across the globe and organizational hierarchy to produce timely, easy to comprehend messages. And I’m happy to report, I’m still contributing to the community by coordinating and documenting (photography and compelling articles) monthly United Way service projects.