CV

Professional Summary

As an avid reader and writer, I am passionate about communication in all forms, and am especially drawn to creative, genuine communication that challenges perceptions and old ways of thinking, engages the community or audience, and creates a following.

With more than eight years of experience in the oil and gas industry and a decade-plus of experience in the communications field, I have held roles encompassing community relations, internal/employee communication, event coordination and management, and campaign development and management. I have strong corporate writing skills, am skilled at event coordination (from Employee Appreciation Days and groundbreakings to holiday parties and volunteerism opportunities), and am comfortable working with A/V and Graphics teams to design and execute a comprehensive and consistent communication/marketing campaign. 

Prior to entering the oil and gas industry, I worked in roles involving project coordination, client relations, and public relations. I also successfully started a residential/commercial detailing business during and following the financial crisis of 2008, which granted me the perspective of the myriad challenges and opportunities facing a business owner. 

Skills

Content Strategy  Writing     Campaign Management    Branding 
Social Media 
  Event Planning    Public Relations    Creative Initiatives

Work Experience

2021 - Present

ConocoPhillips | Advisor, HR Communications

Provide strategic communications counsel to HR leaders and project teams; drive global communications for diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), talent management, benefits,
compensation, and employee engagement for ~9,100 employees; develop and implement global internal communications strategies and plans that engage employees and promote understanding of the company’s strategy and values; evaluate existing HR communications vehicles and recommend new strategies/channels to increase effectiveness, with a focus on two-way, measurable communications to keep employees informed and engaged; partner with Brand/Digital team to identify and execute opportunities to integrate brand messages and leverage new channels for employee communications; manage complex communications issues to produce timely and measurable results; translate complex information into creative and effective communication concepts; establish and track metrics that measure communications effectiveness tied to employee engagement.

2019-2021

Occidental Petroleum Corporation | Content & Messaging Strategy

Develop written content for internal (intranet, employee newsletter, internal comms) and external (org website, social media) publications capturing an audience of 4,500+; creation, curation and publishing of social media marketing initiatives to drive traffic, engagement, and leads; manage and maintain company social media accounts with integrated approach; develop and maintain social publishing editorial calendar in alignment with brand and reputation management initiatives; measure, report, and refine tactics based on KPIs such as reach, engagement, sentiment, and conversions; coordination of digital assets and content for corporate intranet/website and social media; cultivate relationships with journalists and fielded media inquiries; develop and publish press releases

2015-2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation | Corporate Communications

Directed internal marketing and branding efforts for Health, Safety & Environment department; developed targeted communication strategies to promote key HSE programs and initiatives to 4,500+ employees; developed content (text and visuals) for employee intranet and internal social media app; leveraged measurement tools for communication campaigns; developed safety-specific campaigns across organization, including event planning and branding; performed as Webmaster/content manager

2013 - 2015

Creative Property Restoration | Executive Production Coordinator

Co-managed up to 3 residential remodeling projects at a time; coordinated open house events for marketing purposes; managed social media presence, marketing, and client relations; delegated and coordinated construction crews and subcontractors; developed and maintained online client portal; assisted in bid preparations.

See my CV for full details.

Education

2018-2020

Purdue University

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communication & Advertising | Brian Lamb School of Communication

2014-2018

University of Texas-Permian Basin

B.A. Communication (Corporate/Management) | Summa cum laude

Interests

I read and write to live a more fulfilling life.

As a coffee and tea addict, I have entirely too many mugs and tea cups.

Camping, hiking, cycling and swimming refresh my spirit - and give me great story ideas!

Pre-pandemic, I loved attending live concerts with my husband. Music is a life-long passion.

Exploring different cuisines and discovering incredible new dishes delights my foodie heart.