Professional Summary

Skilled communications professional with experience in non-profits, restaurant industry, healthcare IT, professional services and retail seeks project coordinator or project manager role. Completed role as communication lead on a statewide IT healthcare project (over 200 ambulatory clinics and 14 hospitals). Enrolled in PMP educational class with the goal of certification by the end of 2017.

Professional Skills

  • Project team task tracking
  • Social media content strategy
  • Message management (technical writing)
  • Collaborative leadership and resource planning
  • Trend analysis
  • Metrics-driven
  • Strategic marketing and communications
  • Copy writing and video production

 

Professional Roles

K.H. Richardson & Co., llc –marketing & communications (2011 – present)

Contractor/Consultant

  • Communication strategy for stakeholders for over 200 medical clinics and 14 hospitals throughout Kentucky
  • Collaborative team participation
  • Evaluate/establish marketing plan
  • Project planning and coordination Re-branding/marketing strategies
  • Stakeholder strategies
  • Electronic Health Record communications to foster system adoption by over 1,700 end users
  • Task tracking and organization
  • Creating order from chaos
  • Event logistics for events of 1,000 attendees resulting in net fund raising total over $300,000

Christian Academy School System – four-school system with 3,000 students    (2009 – 2011)

Director of Development & Alumni Affairs

  • Develop and implement campaign strategy
  • Establish communication plan and strategy for donor/stakeholders
  • Establish process for pledge tracking and collection
  • Stakeholder engagement resulting in increased pledge fulfillment for over 90% of promised gifts
  • Establish annual alumni events

Sunrise Children’s Services –non-profit agency that cares for children who have been abused (2005 – 2009)

Vice President of Marketing & Advancement

  • Organization spokesperson
  • Develop the strategic fund raising, communications and marketing plan for agency
  • Develop and manage department budget
  • Supervise a staff of nine employees
  • Supervise and be responsible for meeting department fund raising goal of $3.5 million

Director for Communications

  • Develop and implement state-wide agency marketing and public relations plan focusing on name change to Sunrise Children’s Services
  • Develop communication strategy for internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and manage annual communications budget of approximately $400,000
  • Media relations including implementing crisis communication plan
  • Recreate look of marketing materials including quarterly newsletter into magazine

 

Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff, Certified Public Accountant                   (1998 – 2005)

Director of Marketing/Communications

  • Responsible for developing and implementing firm marketing, public relations and advertising plan (including development and management of $93,000 annual marketing budget)
  • Review and approve sponsorship opportunities
  • Employee training with emphasis on marketing
  • Special projects and firm event planning

EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

B.A. in Journalism, Western Kentucky University

  • Public Relations major, Writing and Business minor
  • Leadership Louisville Graduate (class of ’02)
  • Focus Louisville Graduate (September, 1994)

ACTIVITIES

Leadership/Board membership

  • Project Management Institute current member
  • Youth group leader (2013 – present)
  • School of the Arts Booster President (2012 – present)
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival board member (2009 – 2015), past chairman
  • Hands On Louisville founding board (2003 – 2006)
  • Focus Louisville Alumni board (2003 – 2004)
  • The Mint Jubilee – a derby-eve celebrity gala with over 1,000 in attendance
    • Chair Emeritus (1997 to 2006)

Teaching/Committee membership/Honors

  • Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer (1999 – 2002)
  • Daybreak Instructor (2003-present)
  • Leadership team for Singles Ministry, Southeast Christian Church (2005 – 2008)
  • Business First 40 Young Business Leaders under Forty recipient
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