; Strong team and collaborative skills
&#•••••; Highly self-motivated and adaptable
&#•••••; Excellent written and verbal communications skills
&#•••••; Extensive contacts in both private & public sectors
&#•••••; Energetic, intuitive, resilient, and reliable
&#•••••; Outstanding interpersonal and multi-tasking skills
Director, Office of the Lt. Governor, Montpelier, Vermont Jan ••••• Jan •••••
Communications: Wrote and distributed all official press releases and correspondence, co-wrote op-eds and prepared remarks, maintained official website.
Programs & Initiatives: Collaborated on the development and growth of unique initiatives and programs in the lieutenant governors office, in economic development, energy, agriculture, public safety and senior citizen issues, in Vermont and at the national and international levels.
Public policy: Research, analysis, development, articulation.
Constituent Services: Processed all requests for assistance via mail, email and phone from business CEOs and managers from all over the state, from individuals, municipalities, academia and other organizations. Delegated follow-up as appropriate to state agency secretaries and commissioners offices or states US congressional delegation.
Lt. Governors Schedule: Managed lieutenant governors scheduled meetings and public appearances. Prepared talking points for speaking engagements.
Represented lieutenant governor at meetings and events. Managed all office operations.
Communications Director, Brian Dubie for Lt. Governor (VT) June-Nov. •••••
Wrote and distributed press releases, answered candidate surveys for newspapers and interest organizations, wrote direct mail fundraising packages for successful campaign.
Freelance Advertising & Marketing Communications Oct ••••• Dec •••••
St. Johnsbury & Hyde Park, Vermont
Developed concept and strategy, wrote, designed and in some cases illustrated advertising, direct marketing and corporate communications materials for a broad range of clients, including Aga Cookers (Stowe, VT and UK), Hearthstone Stoves (Morrisville, VT), Westdent Products (Reading, PA), DEKA (Morrisville, VT), Trapp Family Lodge (Stowe, VT), CH Dana (Hyde Park, VT), Gardeners Supply (Burlington, VT), S. Gilman Associates (Stoughton, MA)
Marketing Manager, Hearthstone, Inc., Morrisville, VT Sept ••••• Oct •••••
Planned, implemented and monitored national print advertising, inquiry fulfillment & direct mail programs, retailer print communications & collateral, sales literature. Oversaw ad agency, printers, publications and other suppliers.
Senior Copywriter, Channing L. Bete, S. Deerfield, MA May ••••• Nov •••••
Developed creative concepts, wrote copy, edited copy and design for direct mail packages.
Graphic Artist, Transcriber/Bruce Diamond, Attleboro, MA April Nov •••••
Developed consumer packaging and sales literature for new line of audio care products.
Marketing Asst/Copywriter, The First Years, Avon, MA Sept ••••• Oct •••••
Consumer and trade promotions, PR & packaging.
BA, English, Utica College of Syracuse University, •••••
Graduate study, English, State University of New York, Binghamton, •••••
January ••••• Present ••••• St. Johnsbury Planning Commission (••••• Present as Chair)
January ••••• Present ••••• Corporator, St. Johnsbury Development Fund
November ••••• Present ••••• St. Johnsbury Reparative Justice Board
May ••••• January ••••• ••••• St. Johnsbury Zoning Board of Adjustment
March ••••• March ••••• ••••• St. Johnsbury School Board
•••••s ••••• Hyde Park Planning Commission
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Communications, Marketing, Project Management, Government Relations or External Affairs