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     Date Submitted:06-04-2011
     Last Modified:11-04-2011 (02:35)
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     Current job:Director, Strategic Communication
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsResults-driven public affairs executive with extensive experience in managing marketing campaigns, community relations, media relations and internal communications. Strong skills in developing strategic messages with a proven ability to articulate vision
    CV

    Position:                        Public Affairs Executive

    Willing to Relocate:    Yes

    Industry:                        Management/Executive

    Function:                        Public Relations/Strategic Communication/Media

    Security Clearance:    Top Secret w/ SCI

     

    Resume Summary

    Results-driven public affairs executive with extensive experience in managing marketing campaigns, community relations, media relations and internal communications.  Strong skills in developing strategic messages with a proven ability to articulate vision and strategy in compelling messages to achieve measurable results.

    Public Affairs Executive

    Background Summary

    Senior communication professional with over 20 years of diverse management experience at all levels for the federal government.  Specialized experience in strategic planning, community relations and media operations, dealing with diverse target audiences across the globe.  Conceptualized, developed and delivered high-impact, results-oriented strategic communication plans for use in the pan-Arab, US and European markets.  Substantive expertise in strategic organizational leadership, performance management, and in the use of emerging technologies to meet client requirements.  Proven expertise in the following areas: 

    • Strategy, Vision, and Mission Planning
    • Executive Negotiations and Presentations
    • International Media Operations
    • Community Relations
    • Resource Planning and Allocation
    • New Contract Start-Up and Management

    Work Experience               

    Cubic Applications, Inc.                                                                               2009-Present

    Senior Strategic Communication Analyst

    Joint Public Affairs Support Element (JPASE) lead for the initiative to identify joint public affairs capability gaps across all Combatant Commands and to integrate strategic communication processes into their operations, training and exercise functions.  

    • Institutionalized the process by which the principles of strategic communication are incorporated into the development of JPASE policy formulation, operations, training and exercises.  
    • Published an article in a professional journal about the strategic communication process.
    • Developed an online strategic communication course that is being used globally to indoctrinate novice SC practitioners.
    • Exhibited versatility in working in different organizational models to build and manage relationships with top-level decision makers to synchronize the strategic communication language, practices, and processes across senior and subordinate commands.
    • Command lead for Concept Development and Experimentation.  Working with JFCOM J9 on projects that involve improving multi-national partner and interagency interoperability. 

    Omega Systems, Inc.                                                                                      2009

    Director, Public Affairs

    Responsible for the Joint Training COIC’s internal and external outreach and overall communication efforts. 

    • Responsible for strategies, development, and implementation of external and internal communication programs; directed three person staff to produce press releases, speaking points, executive speeches and presentations, Web sites, tradeshows, company events, brochures, employee newsletters, videos, logos, and other communications.
    • Developed the strategic communication plan for calendar year 2010 that included: a target audience analysis, elevator speeches, talking points, a command community outreach plan, command visits by key political and military leaders, and conferences to attend based on our strategic vision and messaging.
    • Command briefer, responsible for briefing up to three distinguished (political, civic, or military) visitors per day. 

    Leonie Industries, LLC                                                                                    2007-2009

    Program Manager/Business Development and Strategy                                         

    Direct report to the president to identify, evaluate, develop, and pursue new business opportunities and market initiatives for pan-Arab audiences.  Established customer contacts, assessed their needs and developed results-oriented strategic communication, media, and marketing solutions. 

    • Developed a business development process that defined company roles and processes that enabled the pursuit and win of four major contracts worth $50M in 2009 with wins over larger prime competitors.
    • As program manager, successfully led an eight person team that was responsible for developing strategic communication messages and marketing campaigns. Generated growth through launching new initiatives and expanding into two new countries. 
    • Organized, managed, and led four simultaneous contracts to ensure the quality of the client deliverables were met in accordance with strategic goals and objectives. 
    • Responsible for all regional contract budgets, logistics, personnel pay, travel and administrative functions – annual budget exceeded $100,000. 

    US Navy                                                                                                                       1996 - 2007

    Public Affairs Officer                                                                     

    Public Affairs Officer for Naval Surface Force, Atlantic, responsible for strategic communication, media, events and community relations for 110 ships and 43 shore facilities in the Atlantic Fleet.  

    Director of Plans and Policy for the Chief of Information, developed strategic communication plans for Navy-wide use and reviewed the proposed testimony of senior Navy leadership before they testified before congress to ensure their testimony was consistent with current policy.  

    Public Affairs Officer for the USS NIMITZ (CVN68), responsible for issues dealing with the operational status of the ship, assigned air squadron and the embarked Flag Officer and his staff.  Conceptualized and implemented the integrated media department. 

    Director, Media and Community Relations, Allied Command Atlantic, responsible for media and community relations for NATO’s 50th anniversary, operations in Bosnia and NATO naval exercises in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. 

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Strategic:Led the strategic efforts for commissioning communications of the USS San Antonio (LPD-17); the roll out and implementation of the Surface Warfare Enterprise business model; Navy Destroyer Crew Swap program; Sea Enterprise; Joint Strike Fighter Program, and the Littoral Combat Ship. 

    Media Operations:International media spokesman for Operation Iraqi Freedom, in Doha, Qatar: Directly addressed an international audience on all matters related to the initial military build up and subsequent war in Iraq;  managed the NBC, BBC, German TV – ZDF and ARD, French newspapers, Newsweek, Chinese and Lebanese television and radio accounts.  Developed and fed information to the CNN, MSNBC, ABC and BBC news tickers.  NATO media spokesman for Stabilization Force (SFOR) operations in Bosnia:  Based in Banja Luka, sole American media liaison to Muslim, Croatian and Serbian news outlets. 

    Community Relations: Established the first East Coast Leaders to Sea program aimed at allowing community leaders to view actual at-sea navy operations.  Military representative for the City of Norfolk (VA) Annual Azalea Festival: Planned city-wide events such as the Military Tattoo, parade, NATO-fest and the Azalea Queen’s Ball. 

    Admissions Officer, US Naval Academy, responsible for the admission and congressional issues for all minority candidates from the Midwestern United States. 

    EDUCATION

    Naval War College

    M.A., International Relations

    Newport, RI

     

    PointLoma Nazarene College

    B.A., Business Administration

    San Diego, CA

     

    Defense Information School

    Fort Meade, MD


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