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July 2018 – present

MICROSOFT  |  Senior Manager, Strategy & Creative

Launched a new creative studio for Modern Life, served as Creative Director for development of net-new business line, supported Senior Director in alignment and direction of multiple product pillars, worked directly with CVP on product positioning and presentations to senior leaders, worked directly with Engineering teams, directed research and audience targeting efforts and served on the committee to promote human-centered design company-wide.

Jan – June 2018 

MICROSOFT  |  Product Marketing Manager, Cortana

Led brand development for Cortana service/product lines across all channels and media, as part of overarching Microsoft brand. Worked closely with engineering/dev and other teams to build and promote Cortana. Responsibilities include creation and distribution of brand guidelines and resources, integration with corporate brand, partner co-branding, direction of photo/video shoots, audience identification and targeting, oversight of marketing materials, content development and product development in collaboration with engineering/dev teams.

2014  –  2017 

STATE FARM  |  Global Lead, Brand & Strategy

Established the first branding department in the company’s 95 years of business. Supervised department responsible for all public-facing and internal work. Implemented industry best practices and relaunched updated brand. Improved enterprise brand processes/ROI: 3x year-over traffic increase on corporate brand site, 2x number of downloads, improved time-to-market of public-facing content from weeks to days, staff efficiency improvement approximately 2,000 person hours, saved approx. $300,000 in stock purchases via photo library creation.


  • Brand Perception

  • Strategic Marketing

  • UX / UI

  • Audience Targeting

  • Research

  • Focus Groups

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Feasibility

2013 – 2014  

UNITED COMMUNITY BANK  |  Director, Brand Marketing, Strategy & Events

Direction and management of all marketing, branding and corporate relations for multi-state banking group encompassing 30+ locations and with an asset size of $1.5 billion+. Led brand strategy, acquisition branding, product promotions, communications and strategic marketing. Directed marketing efforts for major regional banking brand and holding company. Manged acquisition and re-brand of 13 acquired branches and redesigned media plan to generate a 10% increase in online and walk-in traffic.


2011 – 2013  

ALLSCRIPTS  |  Director, Marketing, Branding & Public Relations

Successfully unified disparate company/product branding and launched two major healthcare technology products, led industry event participation, media coverage, client marketing support and communications. Provided brand, UX and UI direction to dev team on net-new software products. Contributed to success resulting in acquisition by a major healthcare tech brand.

2007 – 2010  

MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM  |  Department Lead, Branding, Strategic Marketing & Facility Design

Developed and directed brand identity, strategic marketing and advertising campaigns for multi-hospital health system, including multiple sub-brands, locations and service lines. Managed radio and television direction/production, creative development, media planning, department coordination and budgeting. Led facility design program to coordinate with brand identity, directed design of 4 hospitals and ancillary facilities. Managed internal teams and agency relationships. Results include 1-year increases of: bariatric surgery volume – 79% over previous year, same-day care volume – 113.7% over budget projection, sports medicine patient volume – 200 visits over previous year.

2003 – 2007  


Developed marketing campaigns and product lines, and directed creative work for multiple Disney brands, including Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney/Pixar Animation, Disney Feature Films, and Disney Resorts. Corporate branding specialty, including working closely with licensed brands and equity partners such as Visa, ABC, Wide World of Sports, ESPN, Mattel and LEGO.

2003 – 2005  

HIGHER ADVERTISING  |  Creative Director / Principal

Developed and directed advertising campaigns, client communication and creative pitches for clients in industries including: financial, real estate, education, healthcare, travel/tourism and recreational marine. Specialized in photo shoot direction (interior, model, product, aerial, marine) and managed creative resources.

2000 – 2003  


Worked on teams creating new themed attractions for Universal Studios theme parks, including: storyline development; storyboarding; scripting; research; timing; and traffic flow/guest capacity. Participated on initial creative team for “Revenge of the Mummy” ride, including initial planning and creative pitches to greenlight project and budget.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL (1998)


Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (Fine Arts major, transfer 1994)

Emergency Medical Technician Certification, Illinois Dept. of Public Health, Springfield, IL (2009)



  • Current references available upon request.

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