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RssPublic Affairs Consultant

I am seeking consultant opportunities with companies and organizations needing assistance with their public affairs function. Specifically, I am looking to develop issue management campaigns, provide crisis communications direction and strategy and assist in legislative problem solving in state capitols.

Public Relations Specialist

Belleville, IL

About Me

Industry:

Media & Communication

Occupation:

Public Relations Specialist

Ideal Companies:

Monsanto, Sigma Aldrich, Dewey Square Group, Fleishman Hillard
 

Education level:

Law Degree

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Belleville, IL

Work Experiences

5/2004 - /2009

Anheuser-Busch Companies

Director / VP

  • • Directed state and local alcohol policy and legislation in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin for largest brewery in the U.S. • Built coalitions with alcohol industry competitors, customers and consumers to defend against excise tax increases. • Created strategy for grassroots staff for employee and customer outreach during excise tax fights and bottle deposit initiatives. • Coordinated and planned fundraisers for legislators throughout Midwestern territory. Reached successful fundraising goals for both statewide and local legislators. • Served as media spokesperson for company on regional legislative issues. • Worked with company communications staff on response to media on legislative issues. • Coordinated legislative fly-ins for staff.

5/2001 - /2005

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Director / VP

  • • Managed state and local government relations for Coca-Cola system’s largest bottler. • Directed statewide campaigns to combat pending legislative bans on sale of soft drinks in schools. • Built coalitions within consumer products industry and other business interests to address obesity and recycling issues. • Served as media spokesperson for company throughout Midwestern region. • Trained senior management for media spokesperson opportunities. • Managed staff of seven employees throughout region. • Coordinated fly-ins for company staff on state and national basis, arranging congressional and state capitol legislative visits.

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