Kristi R

Stellar Communicator with Experience AND Passion!


Public Relations Specialist


Tuxedo, NC

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Resourceful marketing/management graduate with 5+ years of experience in communications, adept at managing and successfully executing corporate public relations, event management, and sports marketing programs. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, international work experience, and Fortune 50 company experience. Excels in project management in fast-paced environments and enthusiastically embraces change and new opportunities.


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(Confidential) (Confidential) 5/2007 - Present
The Dow Chemical Company (Confidential) 10/2006 - 4/2007
The Dow Chemical Company (Confidential) 6/2006 - 10/2006
The Dow Chemical Company - Michigan Operations (Confidential) 8/2004 - 5/2006
The Dow Chemical Company (Confidential) 10/2002 - 8/2004
Members First Credit Union (Confidential) 8/1998 - 8/2002



Northwood University Marketing & Management 2004 Bachelor Degree
Northwood University Advertising 2004 Associate Degree



- - - COMMUNICATIONS - - - EXECUTIVE COMMUNCATIONS - Developed talking points, speeches, and general communications for the Vice President of Dow Corporate Executive Relations. - Managed external executive speaking opportunities, including speechwriting/editing, event coordination, press releases, intranet content, and internal articles for Dow Hydrocarbons & Energy business. Events included Texas Technology Showcase, Houston International Festival, and University of Michigan Energy Symposium. - Supervised production of Dow Board of Directors meeting and Board committee meeting materials, facilitating the exchange of information among job functions leaders while maintaining extreme confidentiality. - Partnered with Dow global energy efficiency leader to prepare winning entry for ACC Responsible Care 2006 Energy Efficiency Award. - Proofed Dow corporate proxy statements and company executives’ Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) stock filings. INTERNAL/EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS - Defined internal communications plan for Dow’s European Union (EU) government affairs office in Brussels, Belgium. - Co-hosted “OnSite” monthly internal television program, winner of a 2004 Bronze Telly Award for film and video, non-broadcast category. - Created Mid-Michigan orientation presentation given to all incoming Dow headquarters employees. - Authored numerous Dow Global Newsline articles, broadcasted to an internal audience of 43,000+ global employees. COMMUNITY RELATIONS - Designed community relations strategy for greater Dow headquarters community. - Managed communications, process and reporting of $3 million/year in local charitable contributions for The Dow Chemical Company Foundation and Michigan Operations Equipment Donations Program. - Communications contact for Michigan Operations Community Advisory Panel (CAP) monthly meetings, involving correspondence with facilitator and community leaders, website updates, and meeting planning. - Chaired Members First Credit Union Scholarship Selection Committee, awarding thousands of dollars to outstanding local students. MEDIA RELATIONS - Facilitated and provided talking points for a national media interview with Dow’s Vice President of Energy. - Media guide for Michigan Operations 2006 Rededication Event featuring Dow CEO and Governor Jennifer Granholm. - Created various press releases for Dow events and announcements: Ashman Court renovation, Texas Technology Conference, etc. - - - SPORTS MARKETING - - - Dow communications lead for Great Lakes Loons Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team. Produced media events: “name the team” contest kick-off, general manager announcement, stadium groundbreaking, team name unveiling event, etc. Facilitated regional media interviews, web communications, event preparation, and agency affairs. - Served as Dow’s point-of-contact for advertising sponsorship of the Major League Baseball (MLB) 2005 All-Star FanFest. - Managed NBA/WNBA Trophy Tour Event for Michigan Operations, attended by 400+ community members & employees. Dow point person for NBA/WNBA staff, catering, meeting & event resources, volunteer management, and communications. - Wrote Michigan Baseball Foundation VP’s keynote speech for Midland Chamber of Commerce March 2006 sports-themed luncheon. - Chair of Cal Ripken, Jr. children’s program and speaking engagement for Midland Center for the Arts 2006 MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival. - Volunteer marketing staff member of University of Houston Athletic Department; event staff for football & men’s basketball, 2006 - 2007. - Coached middle school cheer team, 2000 - 2003; helped originate an award-winning competitive high school cheer/dance team. - - - EVENT MANAGEMENT - - - Led communications & event coordination for Dow Brussels sustainable chemistry event, involving external stakeholders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), European Union (EU) representatives, and peer companies. - Developed, managed and oversaw execution of company and community events, such as United Way Volunteer Center “Eat Your Heart Out” 2005 fundraiser. Produced strategy and marketing materials, recruited and led a project team of over 50 volunteer Dow leaders. - Managed Dow’s participation in Michigan Chemistry Council’s “trade show style” 2005 and 2006 Legislative Receptions, building brand awareness with 500 of Michigan’s legislators, staff, and peer company representatives. - Integral team member in planning and executing Dow’s 2003 & 2004 Annual Meetings of Shareholders. - Produced 2004 post-Annual Meeting celebration, hosted by Dow Chairman and CEO, attended by over 75 of company’s top leaders. - Volunteer program committee member of Midland Center for the Arts MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival; Chair of 2006 Cal Ripken, Jr. event. - - - INITIATIVE - - - Launched Members First Credit Union Kids Club to advance credit union membership among children, resulting in a 50% increase in the number of children’s accounts opened per month. Originated first-ever “Kids Day” event. - Spearheaded Michigan Operations Site Leaders Network (SLN) Employee Recognition Program, using previously unused event tickets received through Foundation contributions to reward outstanding employees. Over 200 employees recognized in first year. - Volunteer member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Marketing & Branding National Committee, April 2007 - present. - - - WEB DEVELOPMENT - - - Revamped Dow Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) intranet site as a volunteer project. - Developed intranet sites for Dow EU government relations office, Michigan Operations Public Affairs, and 47 Building safety committee. - Administrated corporate governance web site, point person for 30+ executive and Board member online biographies.

Companies I like:

Nike, ESPN, General Electric (GE), Pepsico, Starbucks, MLB, NFL, NBA, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Marriott, Northwestern University, Apple, McDonald's, among many others!


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Reshaped internal communications and managed key stakeholder events for Fortune 50 company's EU Government Affairs office in Brussels, Belgium.