I'm the Group Manager for General Motors’ West Coast PR team (basically, everything west of the Mississippi). I've served in various communications functions at GM for nearly 20 years, covering several product marketing, sales, and issues management communications positions before assuming my current role in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
As head of communications for GM's largest domestic region, I'm responsible for a wide variety of public relations assignments, including engaging GM and its brands with key stakeholder groups to help communicate the company’s environmental, technology and policy initiatives. I'm also the official spokesperson for GM throughout the west.
Prior to moving my family to California, I coordinated GM’s Environment, Energy & Sustainability communication activities at its global headquarters in Detroit, working closely with the company’s Chief Environmental Officer and its Public Policy Center staff. I've also held senior-level positions at one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, worked for Michigan State Legislature and began my professional career as a newspaper reporter.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Political Science from Michigan State University, and was recently named PR Professional of the Year by PRSA (Los Angeles).
- Michigan State University
- Ferndale High School
- Lincoln Jr. High
- Jackson Elementary
- General Motors CompanyPR guy, present
- General Motors Corp.present
- Manning, Selvage & LeeVice Preaident, present
- State of Michigan (state Legislature)present
- Publicom, Inc.present
- Ingham Newspaper Co,General Assignment Reporter, present
- AdvotocracyPresident, 2016 - presentIndependent PR Consultant