Give a brief explanation of your job.
My role is to provide strategic communication counsel and support to the leadership in our hospital system. Primarily I work with the Chief Strategy Officer and the Strategy Work Group to develop communication programs that support the strategic plan for AHS.
How long have you been a part of FPRA? Why did you join? #myFPRA
I have been a member for most of my career that goes back to the late 1980s. FPRA is a place that I find so much support and so many opportunities to grow and learn.
What’s your favorite FPRA event?
As of this year, I would have to say that the Leadership FPRA program is my new favorite. Just one session into the program and I have already gleaned more value than I expected. The opportunity to work with peers from across the state and dig into topics that are not usually part of the standard agenda is so helpful in growing into new roles and opportunities.
Tell us an exciting achievement.
I have to say that being recognized as the PR Professional of the Year by the Orlando Chapter of FPRA in 2015 is among the highest recognitions in my career. I am equally proud to share recognition with the people on the list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Business Trust by the group Trust Across America/Trust Around the World over the past five years.
What was your first job?
I started my career as an Account Executive with Carlman Booker Public Relations (CBR) after an internship with AT&T.
Tell us something people may not know about you.
I have a passion for teaching and training in marital arts and I have fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo.