Resume

(On assignment at the U.S Capitol, Washington, DC)

Communications Experience:

EnergyNOW!, Chief Correspondent/Anchor 

o Lead the reporting division for a nationally broadcast TV program on Bloomberg, covering world energy and environmental issues

o Manage 3-5 person teams through the unyielding deadlines of the TV production process, always juggling multiple projects at once

o Receive, evaluate daily pitches from corporate and agency PR teams

o Perform on demand in front of audiences, moderating panels/forums for groups like Nissan, Sierra Club, Electric Power Research Institute

o Organize, coordinate, and lead international teams during field assignments in places as varied as China, Israel, and South Africa

o Amplify our brand through twitter/facebook/weblogs, producing viral videos to get more traction for both broadcast and online content

CleanSkies TV, Chief Correspondent

o Helped launch a hybrid broadband network, bringing 24/7 energy- and-climate industry programming and news to a web platform

o Wrote constantly, composing several stories a day; always under deadline, always conforming to specific audiences and formats

o Managed/implemented communications strategies for teams based in DC, ATL, and OKC covering national meetings & legislative hearings

o Technical proficiencies: Final Cut Pro editing, FORK video database

 

Policy Experience:

The Wexler Group, Washington, DC

o Helped implement coalition management and grass roots strategies during a national campaign for The Business Roundtable

o Assisted in public relations development & national communications for a coalition of more than 100 corporate CEO’s

o Major projects included work on Fast-Track Trade Authority, and Permanent Normal Trade Relations bills

o Responsible for helping update our team’s “Member Board,” tracking prospective Yea/Nay votes on pending legislation

CleanSkies TV, Political Director

o Researched & reported on legislative action including the ACES Act, The Copenhagen Accord, and American Clean Energy Leadership Act

o Covered Senate and House hearings & mark-ups extensively, interviewed lawmakers, and discussed strategies with industry insiders

o Led televised energy policy debates/discussions with senators and governors, CEO’s and executives, advocacy and trade group leaders

o Attended and analyzed annual UN COP climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Tianjin, Cancun, and Durban

 

 Additional Media Experience: 

KOCO-TV 5, Main Anchor, Oklahoma City

  • Managed writing, newsgathering, content delivery in a very competitive TV market
  • Led political coverage, anchored election nights, moderated national TV debates
  • Murrow Award winner, Emmy nominee

Fox/NBC Affiliates, Anchor/Reporter/Producer               

  • Facilitated every facet of newsgathering & production for TV stations in Washington, DC and throughout the Southeastern US
  • Recognized for excellence and promoted at each and every company
  • Assignments included MLB’s World Series, NASCAR’s Daytona 500, the NBA Playoffs

Activities:

  • Host/Emcee: Helped lead fundraisers & PR events for charities like Multiple Sclerosis Society & Children’s Miracle Network
  • Public Service: Chair one committee & sit on another at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; regularly attend local events and support Metro DC’s CF Foundation chapter
  • NCAA Football Player: Played 4 years varsity for W&L Generals, earned Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll honors twice

Education:

  • Marymount University: Graduate Studies, Media and Communications
  • Washington & Lee University: BA in Journalism, minor in English, cum laude
  • National Journalism Institute: Public Policy Reporter/Newspaper Intern