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Experience: I have led the social, digital, and mobile marketing efforts for several of the world's largest brands, including Ford, Microsoft, and Nestle. Auto is in my DNA, I was the President of Wunderman Team Detroit, and helped lead Ford's turn-around by re-building Ford.com, launching their social marketing program, and spear-heading their global marketing efforts.
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Experience: Over the past 15+ years, I've helped my clients – the leaders of marketing, interactive and e-commerce teams at both Fortune 500 and start-up companies – create compelling digital experiences that strengthen customer relationships. I've had the opportunity to provide strategic account leadership for some very smart and successful digital marketing agencies and clients. My experience ranges across a variety of industries, including consumer electronics and technology (Samsung Mobile and Electronics USA, OnStar), automotive (Ford, Lincoln, GM, Buick, Jeep, Chrysler) and financial services (Ally Auto).
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Experience: Team Detroit moved me to Detroit to be the lead Program Manager on Ford’s $30 million, 3-year ground-up redesign and redevelopment of Ford.com – which made me a black belt in leading large, enterprise-scale website projects. So, I’ll ensure that all of the teams, and the agency as a whole, are working seamlessly and in unison to deliver the highest quality product.
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Experience: For the past several years, I was responsible for the user experience and design of ford.com – globally – and all of its associated properties (Fleet, FCSD, Credit, CPOV, Racing, etc.). I helped shape Ford’s future digital vision across multiple categories, devices, and technologies. This made me passionate about solving difficult design challenges and creating innovative experiences that connect people with technologies in meaningful real-world experiences. Inspiration can come from anywhere and I look to discover it daily—not only in the digital space, but in my other passions: teaching at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies; taking photographs; and, surrounding myself with people who are creating positive change.
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Experience: I love challenges and I’m driven by an urge to help people learn. As an ally, I can plainly and clearly communicate to clients all of the potential solutions to their needs, then help them choose the best one. 15 years in digital development has taught me how to differentiate between a trend and a new standard. Regardless if an organization is large (General Motors, Philips Medical, Ministry of Defence) or small (Preservation Eastern, Tim Clue), I’m always committed to delivering a stable, highly functional, well tested, fault tolerant, intuitive product.
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Experience: With the majority of my professional experience being focused on social, I have had the opportunity to develop successful social strategies and campaigns for some of the most iconic consumer brands, including Jeep and La-Z-Boy. I approach social media the same way as any other marketer would approach a traditional channel – identifying a target, determining an objective, designing a strategy and then laddering up technology and tactics to execute that plan. For me, there is no one-size fits all answer in social. I work to understand your brand and how social can help achieve your business objectives. That’s my challenge. And I love a good challenge.
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Experience: As a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the Project Management Institute, I have established consistent project planning, scheduling, resourcing, education, coaching and guidance to both digital and technical project management teams and agency members. I provided oversight, direction, leadership, coordination, and management of processes, procedures and work flow. I am committed to providing options, solutions and quality projects that are delivered on time and on-budget for our clients.
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