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Professional History

July 2008 to November 2008: Driehaus for Congress
Communications Director, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Coordinated local media coverage, including press announcements, implementing cutting-edge new media communications and fostering relationships with local reporters, editors and bloggers
  • As senior staff, developed campaign press communications strategy

Highlights:

  • Won election, beating 14-year incumbent
  • Named one of six “Best House Campaigns of 2008″ by The Washington Post
  • Considered “new media” expert for many local politicians

January 2008 to present: CinDaily/iRhine, Inc.

Publisher/Executive Director, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Developing online news source for Cincinnati utilizing experienced journalists who interact with citizen readers to tell the story of the region

Highlights:

  • Raised more than $30,000 in contributions
  • Assembled team of more than 25 journalists to work on the project
  • Partnered with Northern Kentucky University, working to utilize Web 2.0 technologies

January 2008 to June 2009: Cincinnati CityBeat

Opinion Columnist, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Wrote a weekly opinion news column that appears on paper’s first page

July 2000 to present: Freelance Writer/Photographer

Reporter, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Voted “Best Journalist” by the readers of Cincinnati CityBeat (2008)
  • Cover Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government full-time for The Cincinnati Post
  • Cover business news and other news and feature stores for several publications
  • Cincinnati correspondent for Reuters news service

June 2003 to March 2004:  Cincinnati Business Courier

Staff Reporter, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Covered technology, manufacturing and real estate beats for weekly business newspaper

Highlights:

  • Routinely broke news before daily competition
  • Excellent source development: Averaged 16 new sources per week

April 2004 to May 2007:  Society of Professional Journalists

Regional Director/Chapter President, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Began initiatives to increase participation and relevance of chapters in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania region

Highlights:

  • 2005 SPJ President’s Award winner for work re-building Cincinnati Pro Chapter
  • Forged relationship with National Association of Black Journalists, partnering on many programs

June 2005 to December 2005: WAIF-FM, 88.3

Radio Show Host, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Created, developed, produced and co-hosted the weekly community affairs radio program
  • Awarded “Best New Show of 2005″ by station’s Board of Trustees

Highlights:

  • Interviewed many notable state, local and national community leaders and entertainers

November to April 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: Tax Centers of America, LLC

Regional Vice President/District Manager, Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, Indianapolis and Sacramento, Calif.

  • Organized and administrated 18 tax preparation office grand openings
  • Supervised 100 full and part-time employees

Education

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and journalism writing certificate