Integrated Communications Professional
I am an integrated communications professional with 13 years of experience. I’m currently the VP of strategy at Franco, an integrated communications agency in Detroit. In my role at Franco, I oversee strategic initiatives for clients and the agency, with a specific focus on integrating and aligning communications services for maximum results.
Previously, I was the communications director at White Glove, where I handle all internal and external communications efforts on behalf of the company. Prior to my role at White Glove, I spent 7.5 years at Identity. I started in a social media strategist role and worked my way up to the social media director role.
My career has truly come full circle because I started my career at Franco, focusing more on “traditional” PR and media relations, but also experimenting with social media for clients. In the 2007-2010 timeframe, social media was still a very new concept for businesses!
Outside of work, I publish a biweekly e-newsletter called the MichComms Report that includes job openings, events, a featured job seeker or rockstar and relevant articles/blog posts for communications professionals.
I also contribute guest blog content to Crain’s Detroit Business and serve on the executive communications committee for Impact100 Oakland County.
I’ve served on other boards and helped organized/promote a variety of events and conferences throughout metro Detroit. I regularly speak about social media and PR at conferences and events.
Interested in having me speak at an event or conference? Contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.