I love working at Cleary. Everyone from the president to part-time adjunct faculty understands the importance of PR and has been incredibly helpful at getting me what I need in order to do my job. In the past four months since I started, I've gotten to know students, alumni, faculty and staff and am constantly amazed at the unique stories of success (and struggles) that we have running thorough Cleary. I've been welcomed with open arms not only by those at the University, but also by business, non-profit and governmental leaders in Livingston County. I feel energized and valued when I come to work each day!
In my position, I handle the overall public relations strategy for the University including media relations, social media and executive counsel. I am the staff liaison to our community programs such as the Livingston Economic Club and Leadership Livingston and I oversee staff and faculty participation in regional chambers of commerce and other professional organizations. I provide University-wide assistance and support as needed including editing and basic design work. In addition to my on-the-job responsibilities, I serve on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) International Commission on Communications and Marketing, which frames and directs research related to communications and marketing programs and activities; evaluates practices and establishes professional standards for the profession; and provides advice and counsel to CASE leadership to ensure that the organization's programs, products and services reflect current knowledge and emerging trends. I've also been asked to serve on the CASE Joint Task Force on Social Media and I will begin my term next month.
||Director of Communications and Community Relations
University of Southern California, Master of Arts, Strategic Public Relations, Los Angeles, CA
||Sandwich Secondary School, LaSalle, Ontario