Resume

 

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Results-driven communications and marketing professional with demonstrated experience managing brands that effectively increase reputation and profitability for corporate, non-profit and higher education clients. Core strengths and areas of demonstrated excellence include: 

BRAND ARTICULATION
Articulating brand systems and facilitating enterprise-wide execution. Building and maintaining brand equity in multi-disciplinary environments. Advocating for brand value and support. Socializing brands in large, diverse organizations. 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Consulting on legal issues concerning trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents. Creating protection strategies and execution plans. Naming businesses and products/services and assessing availability, marketability and protectability. Negotiating and optimizing brand value in sponsorship, endorsement and licensing negotiations. Arbitrating brand violations and mediating desired resolutions. Advising on legal documentation, contracts and negotiations. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING STRATEGY
Leading complex, multi-channel campaigns. Combining strategic planning and project management skills to develop and execute strategies. Contributing valuable insights and solutions to solve business problems. Planning from creative concept to success analytics. Budgeting processes, proposal writing and vendor solicitation.

LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION
Providing expert counsel to senior leadership. Public speaking and thought leadership. Leading where accountability and resource management are paramount. Collaborating with teams, clients and key stakeholders. Partnering and gaining buy-in to facilitate successful outcomes. Positioning brand, creative, communications and marketing as key contributors to an overall business strategy.

MANAGEMENT AND TALENT SOURCING
Managing diverse, multi-disciplinary teams of all sizes. Fostering a positive and supportive team environment. Encouraging teamwork between staff and key stakeholders. Team-building of in-house and external resources to assemble the best team to ensure success. Investing in professional development and growth path planning.

 

EXPERIENCE

Director, University Sesquicentennial, Office of the President, The Ohio State University
Senior Creative Director, University Brand and Marketing, The Ohio State University
Creative Director, University Brand and Marketing, The Ohio State University
Art Director, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University
Senior Designer, University Development, The Ohio State University
Design and Identity Manager, Global Brands, Cardinal Health
Studio Owner, REVEALit*
Art Director, Dascenzo Creative, Inc.
Visual Communication Manager, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Senior Designer, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Designer, Columbus Chamber of Commerce

 

EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Master in the Study of Law, Intellectual Property, completion spring 2019

Ohio University, Scripps College of Communication
Bachelor of Science, Visual Communication, 1999

 

* Named to Columbus Business First Forty Under 40, Class of 2005