Communications/Marketing Specialist: Combine qualitative and quantitative communication applications to create effective internal and external communications campaigns.
Media Relations: spokesperson, press releases, story placement, events
Campaigns: create, produce, implement and track
Project management: budgets, vendors, tracking
Research: surveys, focus groups, literature reviews
Communication audits, team building and conflict management
Crisis, multicultural and change management planning
Quality program implementation
Academic, advertising, news and technical copywriting
Broadcast and electronic producer and director
Media buying, shareholder relations, training, facilitation
Chrystal Bartlett & Company 1989 to current
N.C. Cooperative Extension February 2007 to August 2008
N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources April 2000 – February 2007
Public Information Officer/Outreach Coordinator
N.C. Department of Agriculture June 1994 – April 2000
Market News Reporter
The Finch Agency October 1991 – November 1993
Venters & Associates Advertising and its subsidiaries December 1989 – October 1991
Copywriter, Producer, Operations Manager, and Voice Talent
Traffic Patrol Broadcasting April 1989 – December 1989
Reporter, Assistant Producer, and Voice Talent
Sperry & Associates Advertising February 1988 – December 1988
Copywriter and Producer
WQDR-FM September 1985 – February 1988
Masters of Arts, N.C. State University August 1988
Bachelor of Arts, N.C. State University December 1985
Achievements & Activities
N.C. Association of Government Information Officers, since April 2000; Farm Writers and Broadcasters, since February 2007; State Emergency Response Team, 2000 to February 2007; Wake County Library Commission, 1994 – 1995; Vice-Chair, ’95-01; Market News Association, 1995 – 1999; International Association of Business Communicators, 1995 – 1997; Triangle Advertising Federation, 1985 – 1990
“Outreach by the Numbers: North Carolina’s survey of residents’ awareness, perceptions and behaviors,” Stormwater magazine, July/August 2006.
“Stormwater Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors,” N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources, www.stormwater.org, created on 1/24/06.
“Supervisory Communication and Subordinate Job Satisfaction: The Relationship Between Superiors’ Self-Disclosure, Offers of Help, Offers of Cooperation, Frequency of Contact, Trust and Subordinates’ Job Satisfaction,” Public Library Quarterly, 18, 1, 200.
“The Relationship Between Superiors’ Self Disclosure, Offers of Help, Offers of Cooperation, Frequency of Contact, Trust and Subordinates’ Job Satisfaction,” North Carolina Libraries, 56, 4, 1999.
Features, Op-Eds, and News
Clips available upon request
N.C. Association of Government Information Officers: Opinion Writing, 2006; First Place, Regular Publications (Newsletter) Quality Award (Communicators’ Awards), 2003
N.C. Department of Natural Resources: Hot Seat Award, March/April 2004;
Certificate of Excellence, Division of Waste Management, 2004.
International Television Visual Artists: Merit Award – Narration, 2000; Silver Reel – Narrator, 1996.
National Agrimarketing Association: Best of Show, Collateral, 1997.
N.C. ARC: Communicators Award, 1991; Volunteer of the Year, Wake County, 1991.