To bring nearly 20 years of public relations, public affairs, writing, editing, marketing and web/social media experience to an innovative organization.
George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, N.J.
Marketing/Public Relations Associate, 8/2014 – present
Assist in the marketing and public relations functions of a world-class resident theatre by writing press releases and social media posts, creating promotional materials (videos, graphics, posters, flyers, etc.) and developing marketing strategies/identifying audiences for the Playhouse’s mainstage productions, educational programs and special events.
Henry & Germann Public Affairs, LLC, Yardley, Pa.
Consultant, 11/2011 – 5/2017
Account Executive, 6/2009 – 11/2011
Developed communication strategies for controversial situations, such as electricity transmission projects and contaminated plant sites; conducted research and monitored media on behalf of clients; developed key messages and Q&As for internal communications; and coordinated the staging of open houses and advisory group meetings.
New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J.
Temporary Communications Specialist, 3/2013 – 8/2013
Wrote press releases, magazine and newsletter articles, event scripts, op-eds and promotional copy; assisted with media relations duties, coordinating interviews and scheduling guest speakers; tracked legislation, relevant news stories and state employment data and prepared media statements, as needed.
Community Associations Institute – New Jersey, Mercerville, N.J.
Public Affairs Coordinator, 4/2007 – 4/2009
Coordinated the public affairs efforts of the state chapter of a national non-profit organization; wrote articles and press releases; maintained chapter’s Web site; produced and distributed e-newsletter, oversaw publication of the chapter’s monthly magazine and staging of educational programs (registration, setup, etc.); represented the chapter at various trade shows; assisted in supervising the chapter’s networking events and annual conference and expo.
Rider University, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Associate Director of Publications, 11/2003 – 11/2006
Served primarily as editor of the university’s quarterly alumni magazine while assisting the director with other projects, such as basketball media guides and various campus brochures.
Web Content Coordinator, 5/2001-11/2003
Responsible for content creation and maintenance on most of the university’s 7,000-plus Web pages, including timely updates of the site’s home page and news section.
Public Relations/Publications Staff Writer, 3/2000-5/2001
Conducted interviews and wrote features for the university’s alumni magazine, and press releases and stories for the weekly campus electronic newsletter for the office of public relations.
The Sports Network, Hatboro, Pa.
Writer/Editor, 6/1998 – 3/2000
Wrote and edited game recaps and previews, as well as news stories involving a wide array of professional and college sports; covered live sporting events.
Integra LifeSciences, Plainsboro, N.J.
Public Relations/Marketing Associate, 9/1997 – 6/1998
Prepared investor/media kits while also assisting with public relations and marketing research efforts; also maintained mail/fax lists and assisted in updating the company’s Web site.
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
B.A. in Journalism (public relations track), 1997
* Ferris Award for Excellence in Journalism, 1997
Ocean County College; Toms River, NJ
AAS in Print & Broadcast Journalism, 1995
* Bosley Award for Excellence in Journalism, 1995
Communication strategy development, event planning, writing, editing, desktop publishing, basic photography/photo editing, web design, audio/video production and editing, blogging, podcasting and other social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, YouTube).
In addition to my professional experiences, I have produced and hosted/co-hosted two different podcasts since late 2006:
- Technology and the Arts – a podcast exploring the connections between technology and art that evolved into a seasonal, weekly webcast starting in fall 2012.
- Tandem With The Random – an open-format, interview-based podcast that debuted in early 2011.
As part of the podcast’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” in 2013, I successfully pitched what became a front-page story about the science-fiction program’s connections to the Trenton, N.J., area to The Times of Trenton.
Available upon request.