Professional summary

I am a public relations professional who has led corporate communications at some of the world's most visible companies -- General Motors, Levi Strauss, Visa USA and Charles Schwab. Additionally, I led global media relations for McDonald's, Harrah's casinos and Holiday Inns. I started my career in the oil and gas business in Texas. I have expertise is all key aspects of corporate communications, including financial communications, employee communications, crisis communications, product communications, brand communications, executive communications and thought leadership. My engagement in corporate social responsibility spans three decades. I have worked with many CEO's and chairmen and have been a member of executive leadership teams.

Engagement overview

Typical engagement is a specific assignment to be done within a specific end date for an agreed-upon number of work days.


• Chevron
• AT&T
• Amgen
• Genentech
• Catholic Healthcare West
• Kaiser Permanente
• BEA Systems
• Catholic Healthcare Initiative
• Avaya
• Oracle
• Sun Microsystems
• Enterprise-Rent-a-Car
• Citibank
• Occidental Petroleum
• Huawei


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