August 9, 2020

Focused on ensuring leadership success

I am an experienced professional highly effective as a key resource for a senior executive and leadership team. Valuable as both tactical implementer as well as thought partner for identifying strategic priorities and making decisions.

My skills include: Bringing together multiple stakeholders to ensure that the right people are talking about the right things at the right time; creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success; identifying areas for process improvement; preparing for meetings and ensuring strategic follow-up; overseeing organization-wide projects; organizing leadership and team events; and creating effective internal and external communications.

Most recently I led a team of fundraising and communications professionals at the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, a private non-profit in Renton. This role at KCSARC was an evolution of my years in professional event management working with a wide range of clients including corporations, non-profits, and trade associations. The majority of my experience was with non-profit community relations and development teams, with a particular focus on fundraising through special events. Working in Seattle with organizations including the Washington Technology Industry Association, Bellwether Housing, KCSARC, Landesa, and the Seattle Symphony, and in Washington, DC with the Overseas Development Council.

My experience also included the other end of the spectrum, working with internal teams at Microsoft to produce the 6,000-person launch event for Windows 2000 and with the Investment Company Institute to manage 1,500-person nationwide conferences, meetings, and tradeshows. I implemented event-focused marketing strategies for Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service, as well as executed all logistics for a four-day, 800-person customer conference for Tableau.

A Spokane native, I returned to Washington state after earning my B.A. in International Relations and Asian Studies at Colgate University in upstate New York, and living and working for four years in Washington, DC.