I am an experienced communications professional who has spent more than 15 years developing and executing high-profile communications campaigns for organizations ranging from the Fortune-100 to private start-ups, and my work has been recognized with a number of awards including the public relations industry’s highest honor, the PRSA Silver Anvil.
Currently, I am a vice president at GroundFloor Media (GFM), where I provide strategic counsel to clients and play an integral role in the firm’s operations, business development and marketing efforts.
My career has been split almost equally between agency and corporate positions. On the agency side, I served as a Vice President with the global PR firm Weber Shandwick, where I led a 14-person agency team for Fortune-80 healthcare benefits provider CIGNA. While at Weber Shandwick, I also managed specific projects for clients such as ExxonMobil, American Airlines, Merck, Royal Caribbean, Baylor University and Sprint.
I also worked with clients such as Sherman & Howard, HOK Architecture, Grant Thornton and North Highland Consulting while I was President of dovetail solutions, and I established the Corporate Practice and helped win clients such as Chevron Mining and EnCana as a Vice President at LeGrand Hart. I also spent five years as Managing Partner at Story + Welch Public Relations, a boutique firm I co-founded whose clients included H&R Block, Newmont Mining, tw telecom, Trust Company of America and Cimarex Energy.
On the corporate side, I was Director of Corporate Communications at StorageTek, where I led the company’s external communications strategy during its $4.1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems and managed an 11-member team responsible for corporate communications, media, industry analysts, community affairs and government relations.
I also spent five years at US West, ultimately as Director of Public Relations, where I was responsible for the communications/industry analyst activities of the company’s data-networking and Internet businesses. And I spent several years in Silicon Valley as Director of Corporate Communications at Ishoni Networks, a private semiconductor-and-software firm that was acquired by Philips Electronics.
I am on the boards of directors of PRSA Colorado and AfricAid, a nonprofit supporting the education of girls. Additionally, I serve on the advisory council of Colorado Succeeds, a non-partisan coalition of business leaders improving the state’s education system.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from Baylor University and conducted my graduate studies in Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I live in Genesee with my wife and daughter.