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EXPERIENCE

Director of Communications, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Oklahoma City, OK 2015-Present

  • Responsible for the Communication and Marketing efforts for the OKCNP programs and events.
  • Develop all graphic design elements for OKCNP.
  • Contract with vendors for web development, graphic design and marketing efforts.
  • Project management for various OKCNP events and programs.
  • Trainer for various marketing, grant writing and fundraising classes across the state.

Community Arts Director, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma City, OK 2012-2015

  • Developed and Coordinated the statewide Cultural District Initiative program.
  • Administered Community Arts Programs grants from initial application through final evaluation.
  • Recruited artists for and maintained the OAC Performing Artist Roster.
  • Responsible for marketing and development of the ONEAL (Oklahoma New and Emerging Arts Leaders) network.

Associate Director, Norman Arts Council, Norman, OK 2009-2012

  • Responsible for all marketing, advertising, public relations, and communications of the NAC, MAINSITE Contemporary Art gallery, 2nd Friday Circuit of Art, and NAC’s artist networks.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations as well as long-term vision of the Norman Arts Council.
  • Coordinated, installed, and sold art work for MAINSITE Contemporary Art gallery.
  • Administered grants submitted to the NAC, as well as reviewed grants for the Oklahoma Arts Council.

 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Oklahoma - Financial Aid Services 2007-2009

  • Processed Athletic Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid Awards, as well as Academic Appeals for students facing probation and suspension.
  • Responsible for input of scholarship checks and needed data entry.

Supervisor/Retail Merchandiser, Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, Norman, OK 2007-2009

  • Supervised weekend restocking and display materials.
  • Created and executed advertising and marketing materials for the store.
  • Developed future design of e-commerce website for the store.

Marketing Department, Credit Union One of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK 2006-2007

  • Created a new logo, brand image for the Credit Union in advance of expansion.
  • Assisted in organizing all aspects of the Annual Meeting.
  • Created advertisements, brochures, and marketing products for both branches.
  • Developed Employee newsletters and quarterly incentive programs.

Advertising & Marketing, Pho Sooner Vietnamese Restaurant, Norman, OK 2005-2006

  • Increased traffic and sales at Pho Sooner - through strategic advertising planning and implementation of several customer incentive programs.

Coordinator of International Alumni Programs, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2003-2005

  • Met with several international student groups and spoke at numerous meetings concerning the international alumni programs.
  • Coordinated and formed over 15 international alumni groups in 12 countries.
  • Traveled worldwide to meet with alumni groups to bolster membership and scholarship funds.

 

EDUCATION

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

  • Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communications - Strategic Communications - Focus in Nonprofit Management & Marketing, Web Design & Development, & Online Communication, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communications - Advertising & Graphic Design, 2007

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Current Member: American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), JayMac, American Advertising Federation–OK Chapter, American Marketing Association, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, & Society of Professional Journalists

Board Member: Oklahoma City Girls Art School, Oklahoma City, OK, 2016-present; Performing Arts Studio, Norman, OK, 2011-2012

Oklahoma Arts Council’s Leadership Arts IV class member, 2011 & ONEAL Task Force, 2011 - 2012

Board Member/Membership Chair, Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club, 2010 - 2011

Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, & Secretary, Red Earth Group of the Sierra Club, 2007 - 2011

Member: University of Oklahoma Ad Club, 2005 - 2010 & German Club, 2004 - 2007