Resume

Experience

March 2019-September 2020

Communications

Director

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • Promoted the mission of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Association office, while coordinating messaging across eight local branches, three overnight camps and 40+ childcare and summer day camp sites

  • Focused on issues/crisis management, internal communications and development execution

  • Developed change management timelines and communications strategy for organizational adjustments

  • Served as on-the-record spokesperson for the organization, in both times of crisis and celebration

  • Laid off as result of pandemic recovery restructure

May 2017-March 2019

Marketing and Communications

Director

University of Pittsburgh

School of Education

Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • Promoted and managed the brand of the School of Education (SOE), as well as its nearly 70 academic programs and six research centers

  • Publicized the innovative research and accomplishments of 150 faculty members, approximately 1,000 students and over 33,000 alumni around the world

  • Worked with admissions and enrollment department to create marketing materials and prospect communications plan for graduate student recruitment

September 2013-May 2017

Associate Director of Strategic Communications

Penn State University

Department of Athletics

University Park, Pa.

  • Served as primary media/public relations contact and spokesperson for the men’s basketball program and head coach

  • Communicated with local, regional and national media about player and staff accomplishments through game notes, email blasts, conference calls and ongoing dialogue

  • Facilitated gameday and event management in all aspects related to media (credentialing, TV talent
    prep, interview opportunities, postgame press conferences, etc.), as well as statistics and social media

  • Was one of three women, and the youngest, to hold a communications position with a ‘Power 5’ men’s basketball program.

September 2008-

September 2013

Assistant Director of Athletics

Communications

Ohio State University

Department of Athletics

Columbus, Ohio

May 2005-September 2008

Assistant Director of Athletics

Communications

University of Connecticut

Department of Athletics

Storrs, Conn.

July 2004-May2005

Sports Information

Assistant

Duke University

Department of Athletics

Durham, N.C.

  • Drove all public and media relations efforts, sports information and social media management for assigned sports
    • Facilitated gameday and event management in all aspects related to media (credentialing, TV talent prep, interview opportunities, postgame interviews, etc.), as well as statistics and social media
    • Communicated with local, regional and national media about player and staff accomplishments through game notes, email blasts, conference calls and ongoing dialogue
    • Drove external communications efforts by generating content on athletics website and team social media accounts

Education

2000-2004

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

B.A. Communications

College Park, Md.

  • Head manager: men's lacrosse (2001-04)

  • Media relations assistant (2001-04)

  • Student newspaper writer and photographer (2000-01)

Professional skillset

Adobe Creative Suite

Branding and Graphic Standards

Crisis Management and Communication

Development Execution

Graphic and Publication Design

Media Relations

On-the-record Spokesperson

Photography

Social Media Management

Website Design and Content Management

Internal Communication and Engagement

Strengths (Clifton Strengths Assessment)

Analytical 

Restorative

Strategic

Relator