Me. Me. Me.
For more than 25 years, I’ve served corporate, governmental, non-profit, and international business clients with deep strategic communication acumen, change management insights, and executive level facilitation.
I’m a Wisconsin native who loves a corner tavern and the Green Bay Packers. While my career has focused on communication, I’ve used those skills in a large public relations firm, running my own direct mail operation, directing the communication practice of a San Francisco-based change management firm, working in the US political arena, as well as in global political development that includes post-Soviet Central Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Prior to my international and corporate work, I ran the congressional offices of two members of the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) who is now a United States Senator, and former U.S. Rep. Les Aspin (D-WI) who went on to become the Secretary of Defense.
I serve on the Political Action Committee of Fair Wisconsin – a statewide LGBT equality organization I help brand 8 years ago to fight an anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment. I live in a new urbanism community in Middleton, Wisconsin with my partner Ryan, cat Oliver, and golden doodle Violet.
It may sound like a cliché – but simplicity trumps complexity every time. I help clients frame and reframe public policy debates and large-scale change projects with crisp messaging and clear strategies.
My expertise includes meeting facilitation, message development, project and corporate branding, and strategic communication planning and execution – all with a lens of incorporating and challenging organizational culture. My seminars also include how to deliver public remarks and media interviews.
I use my working sessions to develop project strategy and narratives and to assess the leadership skills required to transform organizations, brands, companies, and political candidates. I work hand-in-hand with top leaders to advance their agendas, improve their delivery, and empower them to lead their organizations more effectively.