As my career profile illustrates, I am well-prepared to meet and exceed your expectations.
Having run PR campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and large-scale events across the arts, entertainment, sports, and non-profit industries, I am accustomed to driving projects forward, keeping all stakeholders informed, and delivering value on time and within scope. I am versatile in my skill-sets; quickly adapting to lead a conference team, write, produce, and develop, but also roll-up my sleeves and execute.
If given the opportunity, I would bring the following experience and strengths to your team:
Directed all aspects of Media and PR for the U.S. Transcendental Meditation Program; Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi University online education program, the David Lynch MFA in Film, the MA in Sustainability Program, and the 2014 MUM commencement campaign for actor Jim Carrey.
Founded, developed and produced the Creative Edge Film Festival, bringing a new paradigm to the Midwest for independent filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors to showcase their talents. Acquired partners and sponsors, and managed all logistics, marketing, and PR, resulting in sold-out audiences.
Non-profit veteran experience on the Board of Directors of Operation Warrior Shield. Also, represented Captain Jerry Yellin until his death on December 21, 2017. Extensive relationships with all branches of the US Military and The White House. Represented Olympic Athlete Anita DeFrantz, who serves as VP of the International Olympic Committee.
As the Director of Communications, showcased an arts-based non-profit to be considered a top innovative leader on the Arizona culture scene, driving all communication strategies and developing relationships with partners. Represents the Town Of Carefree, Arizona for their fall and winter events.
A member of the Board of Directors for Valley of The Sun (Desert Foothills) YMCA. Strong project management skills: experience in balancing big-picture perspective and in-the-trenches resourcefulness to simultaneously manage multiple projects from concept to completion.
Offices in Los Angeles, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.
Key Media Placements and Press Releases
a) People Magazine, Jerry Yellin http://people.com/human-interest/93-year-old-wwii-vet-family-japanese-kamikaze-pilot/
b) AZ Space Capsule (Jack Millard) story went viral worldwide within 48 hours of pitching. (I like this piece out of the UK) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4197530/Roadside-space-capsule-Arizona-interstate.html
c) Jerry Yellin The NY Post http://nypost.com/2017/05/28/wwiis-last-fighter-pilotrelives-fateful-flight-and-the-ptsd-that-followed/
d) Actress Scarlett Johansson for Operation Warrior Shield https://youtu.be/9szHey4fOmk
e) Actor/Artist Jack Millard in Scottsdale.com https://scottsdale.com/local-spotlight/hope-springs-eternal-with-jack-millard-and-his-little-boats-of-hope
f)Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Creative Edge Master Shop Licensing Agreement
g) Olympic Athlete, VP Olympic Committee-Anita L. DeFrantz in Around The Rings https://www.blackeoejournal.com/2017/10/03/african-american-olympian-anita-l-defrantz-helped-change-world/
h) When In Rome, Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/sumdumhonky-chatting-with_b_8042740.html
i) Music Video, Mysteries of Love from Blue Velvet (David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti, KID MOXIE) Also, placed in Pitchfork, Indiewire, Bullet, Noisey-Vice
j) CBS Channel 3 AZ Jerry Yellin http://www.azfamily.com/story/36807428/93-year-old-wwii-pilot-returns-to-pilot-seat-at-scottsdale-airport
k) Musician Morgan Englund and Town of Carefree (government client) https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/morgan-englund-perform-az/
l) Anita DeFrantz, Black Journal: https://www.blackeoejournal.com/2017/10/03/african-american-olympian-anita-l-defrantz-helped-change-world/
m) Town of Carefree, AZ (government client) http://www.azfamily.com/clip/13964007/comedian-jill-kimmel-performs-at-christmas-in-carefree-celebration
n) Overland (Luxury Retailer) placement via ALEXA, an Amazon Company
o) Jerry Yellin, Pearl Harbor Day, Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/12/07/jerry-yellin-flew-the-last-mission-over-japan-in-wwii-then-he-learned-to-love-his-enemy/
p) Jerry Yellin Feature Obituaries:
q) Jerry Yellin The Last Fighter Pilot https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/01/the-last-fighter-pilot/POelw3aOJAz2wzF1FsytNL/story.html
r) Film fest I founded, produced and handled all PR, Marketing for Creative Edge Film Fest
My biggest placement is a tie but I will go with Actor Jim Carrey’s 2014 commencement speech for the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, I spearheaded the PR campaign. We were trending 6 and 8 on Yahoo and Facebook within 24 hours. My colleagues at The Hollywood Reporter and Yahoo broke the story. Here are the current, measurable results at 12.2 Million YouTube hits https://youtu.be/V80-gPkpH6M