I am a former news reporter-turned organizational communications professional for companies and organizations ranging from the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing to Playboy Enterprises, and a global then-Fortune 500 company to statewide local of an international labor union. My editorial writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, BusinessInsider.com and NextAvenue.org (a PBS-affiliated site). I have wide-ranging experience, including in crisis communications/issues management, employee/ stakeholder engagement and media relations. I also have extensive media training experience and am an associate ofWPNT Ltd., a national executive communications coaching and presentation consultancy. My work has garnered multiple national awards, including from the International Association of Business Communicators, the Public Relations Society of America, and leading industry trade publications Ragan Communications and PR News.
My content specialties include: ghostwritten and co-written editorial content (researching, crafting and placing), white papers, newsletters, and all varieties of digital content, including for website, blogs, emails and text messages.
I hold bachelor's and graduate degrees from Northwestern University, and a second graduate degree from The Ohio State University, where I was a fellow in the internationally competitive, then one-year Kiplinger Mid-Career Program in Public Affairs Reporting endowed by the Kiplinger financial media family.