Marketing Content, Equity Communications and Grants Manager

Mar 2021 – present

LANSING ECONOMIC AREA PARTNERSHIP (LEAP)

In this role, I maintain all previous responsibilities as Marketing Content Manager.

I lead marketing and communications strategy for equitable economic planning and entrepreneurship efforts, including the One and All inclusive entrepreneurship initiative and The Hatching pitch competition. Additionally, I designed and direct LEAP’s internship program.

Marketing Content Manager

Jan 2019 – Mar 2021

LANSING ECONOMIC AREA PARTNERSHIP (LEAP)

I support LEAP’s organizational goals in partnership with the VP of Marketing and Communications through holistic, strategic marketing and communications efforts. I design and implement LEAP’s social media strategy and time-bound social media campaigns, produce the monthly Regional Resiliency Report video series and email newsletter and plan and write all annual report content.

• COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS •
I served on grant review teams for three Michigan-wide and one Lansing-specific small-business relief grant programs, and assisted with small-business relief communication efforts including Pardot email newsletters and social media.

Digital Content Strategy Consultant

Dec 2014 – present

SELF-EMPLOYED

I envision and implement client communication solutions including social media, website design, and content strategy, and engage a diverse range of clients including university departments, small businesses, and individual professionals.

Web & Social Media Specialist

Dec 2017 – Jan 2019

MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION LEAGUE (MCUL)

I created, managed, and implemented digital content strategy for MCUL and CU Link credit union awareness campaign. I curated and authored content for websites, social media channels, weekly Mailchimp newsletter to ~8,000 Michigan credit union professionals, and other publications as needed. During my time with MCUL, social following numbers grew by 37% on LinkedIn, 20% on Facebook, and 4% on Twitter.

Marketing & Communication Specialist

Aug 2016 – Dec 2017

CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

I collaborated with the Executive Vice President and marketing committee to develop communication solutions for effective outreach in Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton counties. I managed all print publications, web content, and social media.

Certifications
  • Inbound Marketing, HubSpot, Nov 2018
  • Social Marketing, Hootsuite, Aug 2018
  • AdWords Fundamentals, Google, Aug 2018
Community Engagement
Education

B.A. in English with High Honor, 2016

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Second major in Professional Writing
  • Specializations in creative writing, writing in the public interest, nonprofit writing, and intercultural research
  • Top 7% of graduating class
  • Study abroad in Italy