I enjoy taking a vision and making it a reality through sound strategy development. I can intuitively see the threads of possibility that wind through an organization, bring them together into a unified whole, help others extend their thinking, and drive material business advantage.
Currently, as the Executive Director and Publisher for an 83 chapter, 450 volunteer, and 20,000 membership organization, I have led the strategic development and have overseen the operations for a 7-million dollar international nonprofit. I am currently guiding a strategic planning process with the National Board of Directors to transition the organization into a 21st-century nonprofit. Also, I am spearheading a major strategic shift with transforming the web and member database functional focus to an enabler of innovation for business, integration of management, and membership engagement that supports an international organization. We are moving from a traditional print publication to being a media and event organization.
Previously, as COO of a national trade association, I led the operational aspects of the national trade-show, training, membership development, and media. I also drove partnerships with key industry stakeholders. Earlier, I rose through the ranks of the organization transitioning from Art Director to Publisher and COO.