A Few Achievements
EXECUTIVE EVENT DIRECTOR: Produced first in-the-round CEO employee town hall with thousands of live attendees, online streaming video for remote participants, external media, advance briefings and coaching, event promotion, security, and post-event feedback and news.
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ENTERPRISE TURNAROUND: Built foundation for resurrection of Enterprise business through Leading Indicators metrics and transparent, multi-faceted approach to internal communications.
IPR DEFENDER: Protected LTE (Long Term Evolution) intellectual property, which became focus of company’s next-gen strategy.
M&A: Flawlessly executed complex global external/ internal communications for divestiture of wireless access technology and IT transition to Alcatel/ Lucent.
DECISION ANALYSIS: Managed Board of Director presentations on business unit vision, strategy, risk.
HEALTHCARE PIONEER: Drove business development and communications for successful global launch of hospital operating room trainer, the vanguard of new technology-based medical training solutions. Partners/ clients included Stanford and Harvard Medical School
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SATELLITE LAUNCH: Collaborated with Lockheed Martin on PR/ sales communications campaign for global launch of commercial satellite joint venture, now market leader GeoEye.
GLOBAL PRODUCT CAMPAIGN: Developed and executed integrated PR, trade show, marcom, and multimedia for emerging ocean data fusion market.
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VIRTUAL AGENCY INNOVATION: Conceived and implemented multi-contractor creative teams, earning General Manager’s Excellence in Achievement Award for Operational Innovation.
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LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE: Created and chaired cross-functional Leadership Council to promote employee engagement initiatives and morale – doubled volunteer participation, boosted employee satisfaction 68%.
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RE-BRANDING: Repositioned former defense electronics company into global telecommunications market with high-impact launch.
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THOUGHT LEADER: International training journal editor for more than 10 years, covering leading-edge training applications -- respected for insight and integrity by government policymakers, hardware/ software and service suppliers, and subject experts. Moderator at industry conferences.
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TREND-SPOTTER: 1st to write about Linux for simulation, LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) displays, High-Level Architecture (HLA), and other technologies now in the mainstream.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT/ CRISIS STABILITY: Strategic counsel for internal reorganization, technology insertion, merger, acquisition, hostile takeover, divestiture, hostile takeover, whistleblower, contract protests.
DIGITAL EARLY ADOPTER: Early adopter of internet/ intranet, desktop publishing, blogs, wikis, RSS, e-collaboration, social media.
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1ST DIGITAL MEDIA KIT: Produced first trade show kit for journalists with softcopy files.
OUTSOURCE EVALUATION: Developed unique matrix for scoring candidate agencies for a geographically dispersed business.
INTRANET UPGRADE: Streamlined intranet content into time-saving one-source portals for business strategy, priorities, Lean Six Sigma initiatives, recognition, and news.
PROTOTYPE WEB EDUCATION: Designed and taught Internet-based communications research course as adjunct faculty at Southern Methodist University (SMU).
PROPOSAL SAVINGS: Implemented more efficient proposal production process for re-use of common content and trained staff, saving $172,000 annually.
REVENUE RECOGNITION: Investigated and uncovered payments bottleneck, securing $1.8 million in arrears from government services customer.
PROCESS OPERATIONS SAFETY: Generated communications strategy for 1st petrochemical process operations training simulator for Exxon Mobil. Also, collateral/ advertising/ events for nuclear power plant simulators.
COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING: Stimulated 42% increase in employee United Way donations, increased the percentage of donors by one-third, and doubled Leadership Giver dollars.
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STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Wrote personal computer program for determining long-term financial needs based on assets, interest rate, inflation, and other variables.
ADAPTIVE THINKING: Designed user-friendly golf green-reading system by applying principles of flight physics to movement of golf ball across the putting surface.
THRILL RIDE: ‘Trap’ landing on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean and subsequent catapult takeoff.