Political Contact/Community Relations
Category: Government / Politics
Responsible for the daily management of the Third Congressional District, Oak Ridge District Office. Manage staff assistants and interns providing guidance and oversight for constituent casework and public relations. Provide comprehensive project management for a wide variety of federal programs and community projects to maximize success through strategic planning, identification of proper resources, and timely response. Help facilitate community economic development projects by identifying funding sources, tracking progress, following up with agency contacts through completion and strategic planning for press events and community relations. Highly successful in the planning and management of large meetings/events through detailed hands-on management, identification of marketing angles and media interest, and dogmatic pursuit to complete specific action items to attain the goal of maximum return for the event. Y-12 Communications Council Member, East Tennessee Economic Council Ex-Officio Board Member, and Congressional office representative on Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit Board. Key successful public events include the Tennessee Valley Corridor Summits 2000-2005, Chickamauga Lock Forums, Third District Agriculture/Tobacco meetings, 2003 Homeland Security Briefing, Normandy Medal ceremonies and community “town hall” meetings. Utilized a highly creative approach coupled with strengths in coordination, organization and managing desired resources to effectively provide high-impact presentations. Designed, developed and marketed public relations materials representing major manufacturing programs and community impact. Products included technical exhibit materials, public forums, high-level management, and international presentation modules, public relations videos, marketing brochures and fact sheets. Provided government relations guidance and contacts.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BS Tusculum College
30 years experience in Oak Ridge federal work environment
6 years District Director for Rep. Zach Wamp TN-03
Years Experience: 6