I am a veteran journalist and winner of the First Place Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting — the highest award in the nation for business/trade journalism.

In addition to earning a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., I’ve been a staff writer and editor for some of the most prestigious trade publications in the technology market, including Computerworld Magazine.

I have a successful track record as a digital media professional with proven skills in news and marketing content writing, audience engagement strategies, communications and brand coordination, client presentations and public speaking, and event planning. I’ve gained valuable experience developing and executing new and innovative digital content strategies, developing SEO-friendly content, building editorial calendars, setting and enforcing editorial standards, and designing cross-platform social media strategies that increased audience size, retention and engagement rates.

Major strengths include experience developing national-level content for high-profile clients; short and long-term project management skills; strong team player with nearly 20 years of leadership experience; direct supervisory skills; significant public speaking experience and ability to serve as a brand ambassador; can also work independently, with minimal direction, to achieve project and corporate goals; expert editor with mastery of AP style.

Military service includes seven years in the intelligence community.

Awards:

2017 Silver Award – Impact / Investigative Reporting, American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

2015 National Gold Award – Enterprise News Reporting (ASBPE)

2015 National Gold Award – Video Series (ASBPE)

2015 National Gold Award – Podcast (ASBPE)

2003 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, First Place, Best News Reporting.