Innovative, experienced executive offers strong leadership skills combined with extensive program management skills, success in connecting businesses with opportunities and creating and fostering strategic partnerships, an extensive communications background, and a focus on customer service excellence. Strong knowledge of industry trends and a successful history of building a rapport with stakeholders, members, Chamber leaders and elected officials.
Strong Communications Background includes development of corporate training courses, serving as a professor of Communications at several colleges and universities (focusing on Public Speaking coursework), along with faciliation of sessions at national industry conferences.
Industry Expertise (3)
Public Relations and Communications
Areas of Expertise (3)
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber ATHENA recipient (professional)
2010 ATHENA receipient
The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment. The Award is presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Wilkes University: BA, Communications 1985
American Chamber of Commerce Executives: CCE (Certified Chamber Executive), Chamber of Commerce Management 2002
International Association of Business Communicators: Accredited Business Communicator, Communications 1992
US Chamber of Commerce : IOM, Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Delaware
- Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber
- Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre
- International Association of Business Communicators
- American Chamber of Commerce Executives
- Wilkes University
- Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week Board
Sample Talks (1)
Building Your Business Through Public Speaking
Communicators used to take it takes at least three impressions to get your potential customers to notice you. Today, with so many new communications options, the truth is it can take MANY more. One factor often overlooked in the race to use the latest technology is the importance of face-to-face communications. Learn how you can use this traditional format -- in addition to all the fun technology -- as a means to get in front of potential customers and build your brand.
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training