Accomplishments

Professional Organizations

  • Past-president and Finance Director, International Association of Business Communicators, IABC/Chicago (2013-14)
  • Chapter President, International Association of Business Communicators, IABC/Chicago (2012-13)
  • Director of Awards, International Association of Business Communicators, IABC/Chicago (2009 – 12)
  • Member, GLAAD Leadership Council – Chicago (2011-13)
  • Volunteer, Taproot Foundation Chicago (2009-12)
  • Member, Chicago Council of Global Affairs (2009-11)

Awards

  • IABC/Pacific Plains Region Silver Quill Award for Employee/Member Communication (2011)
  • IABC/Chicago Bronze Quill Award for Strategic Communication Processes (2011)
  • IABC/Chicago Bronze Quill Award for Employee/Member Communication (2011)
  • IABC/Chicago Bronze Quill Award for Electronic/Digital Communication (2011)
  • University of Pittsburgh Public and Professional Writing Competition, Honorable Mention (2008)

University Achievements

  • Certificate in Public and Professional Writing from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Certificate in Corporate/Community Relations from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Joseph Steel Gow “Outstanding Student of the Year” Award winner, 2008
  • Student Delegate, University Senate sub-committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, 2007-08
  • Student Delegate, University Senate sub-committee on the University Press, 2007-08
  • Vice president, College of General Studies Student Government, 2008
  • Secretary, College of General Studies Student Government, 2007-08
  • Editor-in-Chief, The First Degree student newsletter, 2007-2008
  • Member, Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE), 2007-08

Military Accomplishments

  • Distinguished Military Graduate, US Navy Electronics Academy
  • Distinguished Military Graduate, US Navy Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) Specialty school
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