IABC gives me the opportunity to keep learning throughout my career and meet new people at local, regional and national events (which usually has members from around the world also in attendance). I’ve been a member since 2013, joined the Greater Cincinnati Chapter Board in 2017 and was elected president of the Chapter in September 2019.
My work passions are collaborating with others, strategic planning and communication, and content editing. I’ve enjoyed a 20+ year career in communication and marketing. Today, I am Senior Marketing Manager at Messer Construction Co.
Awards and honors I’ve received in 2018 and 2019 include: 2019 World’s 10 Best Intranets by Nielsen Norman Group (team honor); 2019 IABC Silver Quill Award of Merit for IABC Greater Cincinnati chapter’s 40th anniversary celebration titled Challenge Accepted!; 2018 IABC Silver Quill Award of Merit for Messer’s “Plan.Participate.Purge.: Get Ready to Relocate” campaign; and 2019 graduate of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio’s Urban Leader Institute Class 26.
I enjoy speaking engagements and have had the pleasure to present at the May 2019 workshop “Adapting for Impact: How to Guide your Marketing Team Towards Transformational Success” at the Society for Marketing Professional Services Heartland Regional Conference (co-presented breakout session); and Messer’s June 2019 “Connect, Create & Conquer: Build an Effective Capability Statement” lunch and learn workshop for minority- and women-owned businesses.
I’m excited to be on the team to lead our Greater Cincinnati chapter.
I’m a speechwriter, speech coach, B2B communications consultant and three-time corporate history book author at Zumwald & Company, established in 1989. Since then, I’ve worked one-on-one with brilliant CEOs, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts at more than 80 organizations to tell stories that resonate. Over the years, speeches written for clients have won 11 international, national and regional awards including five Cicero Speechwriting Awards from Vital Speeches of the Day. I’m also the speechwriter for the chairman of the board of two global manufacturing companies based in Europe. My alma mater is The Ohio State University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
With nearly two decades of corporate communications under my belt, I love designing high-impact communication strategies and plans for global distribution across digital and traditional media. During my career, I’ve had the pleasure of working with teams to develop large external events and employee engagement programs, as well as build new channels for employee communications. I’ve also spent time in the Corporate Community Relations realm, developing and managing employee giving campaigns and large-scale volunteer projects, and working with non-profits to secure grants for local projects.
Currently, I am the Global Communications Manager for OPW, where I partner with our leadership to develop and deliver both internal and external communications that keep our employees and customers up-to-date and engaged with the latest company news.
I’ve been a member of IABC since 2018 and recently joined the board as the vice president of membership. If you would like to join IABC or simply learn more about the organization, please reach out to me at email@example.com. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn.
If I had to choose one word to describe myself, it would be “passionate.” And nothing stokes more passion in me than writing and communicating. For the past 18 years I’ve worked in various marketing and communications roles at EyeMed Vision Care, a division of Luxottica. I’m especially interested in finding new ways to reach resistant audiences using technology.
IABC has opened up a world of resources to me as a communicator. I’m excited to be able to help the chapter move into the future.
I’m a Marketing and Communications professional who is focused on comprehensive communications strategies in order to lead organizational change and engage employees. In working with leaders across an organization, I share my experiences and insight on design and messaging to maximize the impact of the communication and measure ROI.
I can’t live without my morning coffee and I believe clear, transparent communication is just step one to engaging your audience.
I live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with my two girls and dog, Max.
I am passionate about helping companies, leaders and employees communicate in clear, creative, compelling ways. My background as a newspaper reporter covering business and occasionally politics in Norfolk (Va.), St. Louis and Atlanta has equipped me with a lifelong hatred of jargon. As director of employee communications for North Highland, a global change and transformation consulting firm, I push a “real talk for real people” strategy in the firm’s internal communications.
As a journalist, I covered Ford Motor Co., Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and other leading companies. In pursuit of stories and glory, I cornered CEOs and mayors, petted newborn Clydesdale ponies, taste-tested Bud Light Wheat and camped in a freezing tent on Mt. Hood. In 2013, I pivoted to PR, media relations, crisis management and speaker coaching, serving clients such as Toyota, Lexus, Delta Air Lines and Chick-fil-A at Jackson Spalding, one of the nation’s leading independent marketing and communications agencies. Later, I oversaw global employee communications for The Coca-Cola Co.
I graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2005 with degrees in political science, business administration and journalism. I live in Montgomery, Ohio, with my wife, two daughters and one bad cat.
Sharing stories and human connections is the name of my game. I have done this the past 15 years in various venues: the local alt-weekly CityBeat, international art magazines published by F+W Media and now at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
An IABC member since 2004, I’m enjoying getting to know Cincinnati through my Chapter involvement. I previously held a variety of roles on the Chicago Chapter Board. Serving as an IABC awards judge at the local, regional, and international levels is always enlightening and a way to give back. I’m proud to have been the recipient of the Heritage Region scholarship to attend the 2019 IABC World Conference in Vancouver. I’m seeking my next career opportunity where I can help companies meet business objectives using marketing communications—both strategic planning and tactical execution.
Senior Board Members are Joe Bobbey, Pat Frey, ABC, and Joy Lovejoy, ABC, who share their experience and wise counsel as chapter leaders. They also stay on top of IABC and Heritage Region news.