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VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Perceptive leader with success formulating and directing multi-front strategies that position multinational FORTUNE 500 companies as industry leaders with key internal and external stakeholders. Background as a “PR Firefighter” includes guiding corporations through billion dollar M&A activity, massive environmental crises and international consumer product litigation – all requiring razor-sharp assessments in diverse, high pressure situations. Proven media spokesperson, expert in getting a company’s viewpoint heard and enhancing the corporate reputation.
Minimized Union Carbide Corp.’s sullied image from Bhopal, India chemical release, as well as a possible child cancer cluster in Toms River, NJ, through consistent contact with major U.S. and international news media. Devised and executed wide-ranging crisis strategy for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. to “balance the debate” during multi-year onslaught of international health-based product litigation. Developed and accomplished multi-part strategy for Rhône-Poulenc Basic Chemicals to acquire federal permits for burning liquid hazardous waste at six chemical plants. Secured EPA approval for three sites, including first permit granted in the U.S. Led crisis communications strategy for Flowserve Corp. stemming from Sarbanes-Oxley compliance issues linked to a 4½-year restatement of earnings, a SEC investigation, an IRS investigation, multiple shareholder class action litigation filings, and a Wells Notice enforcement action against the CEO. Formulated employee communications, media relations and marketing communications “Day One” strategies for Union Carbide’s $11.6B acquisition by The Dow Chemical Company, leading to widespread acceptance.
THE SHAW GROUP INC., Baton Rouge, LA ($7B global engineering and construction company)
2007 – 2009 Vice President, Corporate Communications Reported to EVP, Corporate Development and Strategy. Transformed Corporation’s global communication, community and market image strategies so they conveyed the distinctions of company’s brand, products and services from those of the competition. Led development of company’s inaugural brand strategy including messaging platform as foundation for media relations & employee communications. Employed social media applications within an intranet redesign to drive employee engagement. Increased placements 11% by emphasizing brand messages within a media relations strategy. Saved 60% by producing a digital Annual Review using in-house design staff and authoring Chairman’s Letter. Provided crisis media response following death of a senior officer and an on-the-job fatality.
INSTITUTE FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT, Louisville, KY (Privately held consulting firm)
2005 – 2007 Senior Consultant Supported executive teams of global FORTUNE 100 corporations, privately held companies, and government agencies during crisis periods. Minimized business disruption or financial harm caused by chaotic environments and/or smoldering crises by contributing media relations, employee communications, government relations and investor relations expertise to continuity plans.
FLOWSERVE CORP., Irving, TX ($3.7B global industrial products manufacturer)
2000 – 2005 Vice President, Corporate Communications Reported to CEO. Strengthened strategic positioning of Company as industry leader by building market awareness, boosting employee engagement and enhancing company image. Implemented global Best Practices to establish function. Extended reach of domestic staff by establishing multinational network of internal communication contacts. Opened company’s Washington, DC office to launch a Government Relations program. Created FLOWPAC, including preparation of Articles of Incorporation and PAC By-Laws. Collected $2.7M in grants via a state government relations effort that expanded employee training programs. Cut employee communications expenditures 23% by producing a quarterly digital newsletter, increasing foreign translations and eliminating international shipping costs. Increased synergies $5M after a $500M acquisition via M&A communications strategy during approval period.
UNION CARBIDE CORP., Danbury, CT ($6B global chemical manufacturer)
1998 – 2000 Director, Global Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Reported to VP, Strategic Planning, Investor Relations and Public Affairs. Spearheaded communication strategies for corporate reputation and business-unit issues that were aligned with the overall company vision, mission and goals. Created a global crisis management strategy addressing environmental issues in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games. Pioneered first intranet strategy to link domestic and international locations, which later yielded benefits during post-merger communications. Designed and executed financial communications strategy, including the quarterly earnings releases, the final Annual Report in company history and removal from Dow Jones Industrial Index.
SHANDWICK WORLDWIDE, Louisville, KY (A global public relations agency)
1996 - 1998
Vice President, Corporate Group Reported to Managing Director. Dedicated to Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. account to orchestrate strategic communications so client achieved its media relations, regulatory affairs and litigation goals. Wrote “Tobacco in America” video script and collateral to depict industry’s national economic impact; CEO characterized campaign as “compelling,“ sending materials to peer industry executives and allied opinion leaders to refocus the debate. Coached executives for media placements including 60 MINUTES, DATELINE, FRONTLINE and BURDEN OF PROOF. Established “viewing room” to mitigate negative media coverage during and following deposition of ex-company VP and whistleblower (subject of movie “The Insider”). RHONE-POULENC BASIC CHEMICALS CO., Manager, Public Affairs AKZO CHEMICAL CO., Manager, Corporate Communications CHICAGO ASSN. OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY, Director, Communications NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL, National News Media Coordinator 1991 - 1995 1989 - 1991 1986 - 1989 1984 - 1986
B.S., Public Relations, Northern Illinois University (1983) Certificate, Public Disputes Program, MIT-Harvard University (1993)