RESUME

(View a PDF version of my resume here.)

Strengths:  

  • Content creation and communication:  Demonstrated expert-level content development about new advancements, policy, legal and political and social issues, reports and internal and external communications.
  • Research, data and financial analysis: Proven skill and experience to research complex subjects, deliver analysis about trends and financial data.
  • Strong sense of urgency:   Comfortable executing short and long-term projects under deadline, and skilled at producing under extraordinary circumstances and while working remotely.
  • Learning and Development: Skilled in employee training and competency development
  • Project management and development:  Experience in developing, innovating and creating content initiatives and campaigns for editorial content and commercial/forward-facing projects 

Education:

Central Michigan University, | Journalism and Political Science double major (B.S.)

Experience

Debtwire Municipals, an Acuris product from The Ion Group | New York, NY

Senior reporter,  October 2013 to September 2020

Debtwire Municipals: (a business news publication focused on the fixed income and municipal bond markets) 

  • Investigative and breaking news journalism requires extensive research and analysis of state and local government finances 
  • Responsible for a comprehensive range of content to guide financial professionals about opportunities in the financial markets 
  • Produced daily content on several key coverage areas including: the municipal bond market, state and municipal governments, infrastructure, K-12 schools, health care (hospitals and senior living facilities), transportation (toll roads, public transportation, airports), energy and utilities (electric and water), higher education, private student housing, pension and retirement funds, other nonprofit entities and high-yield bonds.
  • Coverage also extended to politics, court and legal issues: including legislative analysis, court coverage, issues pertaining to public finance, bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

Noteworthy accomplishments: 

  • Winner of multiple nationwide awards for coverage of Hurricane Maria and Pacific Gas & Electric 
  • Led development of Debtwire Municipals’ forward-facing and multimedia initiatives, including the company’s social media strategy in 2014 and podcast in 2017, “The Muni Lowdown”
  • Regular panelist on “The Muni Lowdown,” the company’s most-listened to podcast which is produced weekly 
  • Project lead on forward-facing webinars for subscribers
  • Led training and contributed to hiring decisions of new employees on 13-member team of journalists and analysts
  • Published multiple times by Forbes
  • Former chairwoman of company’s Volunteer and Social Committee, leading a 15-member team executing twice- monthly community outreach and employee well-being events for 300-person New York office
    • Responsible for communication and outreach with executive leadership 
    • Successfully lobbied for and negotiated 300% budget increase for activities 
    • Day-to-day responsibilities included event coordination, fundraising, internal and external communication and negotiations with vendors, and inter-team collaboration
  • Founding member of company’s new Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Green Bay Press-Gazette | Green Bay, WI

Reporter | August 2012 – April 2013 

  • Led 2012 election coverage, localized state and federal politics for community audience in digital-first newsroom
  • Published digital and mobile content
  • Responsible for writing up to four articles a day, shooting and editing photos and video shorts on deadline
  • Several stories elevated to statewide and national attention through distribution 
  • Named newsroom Employee of the Month for November 2012 election coverage

Post-Tribune Sun-Times Media Group | Gary, IN

Nighttime public safety reporter | May 2012 to July 2012 

  • Covered crime, environment and transportation issues in Northwest Indiana
  • Responsible for writing up to four articles a day on investigative and breaking news stories on deadline

Achievements:

Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Fellowship, City University of New York Craig Newmark School of Journalism 

AZBEES/ASBPE Award of Excellence

EPPY Awards 2018 finalist, Best investigative/enterprise feature  | “Public Schools Scramble to Accommodate Hurricane Maria Evacuees, Hoping Money Will Follow”

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Municipal Bond School 1 | April 2014
Technology competencies: Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google suite, WordPress

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