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My Professional Life

SUMMARY

Communication strategist/tactician and management professional with almost two decades of  experience in planning & overseeing implementation of information programs geared to educational and public relations objectives of  public & private organizations in the profit & not-for-profit sectors.  Unique ability as a trained, practicing journalist to quickly grasp new,  often highly technical subject matter & translate it into understandable terms for general audiences through varied media.   Broad management/administrative background encompassing supervision of personnel & suppliers, budget development & oversight, systems analysis, strategic planning, project management.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Church World Service                     Associate Director, Emergency Response                                        1994-Present
Taggart & Alexander                      Vice President & Director of Investor Community Relations       1992-1994
Independent Public Relations                                                                                                                            1985-1992
Consultant
The Alexander Company                  Vice President & Creative Director                                                  1980-1992
   (Public Relations)

EDUCATION

BS Journalism                                   West Virginia University
MA Liberal Studies                            New School for Social Research
Post-graduate work                           Self-study & extension courses & Henry George Institute
in business & economics
Emergency Management                  Emergency Management Institute & America Red Cross
Public Speaking                                 Dale Carnegie Institute
& Effective Human Relations

MEMBERSHIPS

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) -- Accredited in Public Relations by PRSA
Trinity Presbyterian Church (Elder)

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