Chief Communications Officer
Elevate develops credit products that get people money today and guide them to be better with it tomorrow.
Award-winning senior communications leader with extensive global experience. Significant successes advancing reputations and brands globally, growing revenue and improving business metrics while working at the highest levels in organizations. Highly creative, passionate, engaged leader of teams with a strong record of execution. Specialties: Media relations, international, marketing communications/branding, digital marketing, social media, messaging, public affairs, crisis, employee/labor, financial/M&A, corporate social responsibility, planning and organization design,. Industries/Verticals: Consumer Finance, Travel, Consumer Marketing, E-Commerce, Energy, Aviation, Hospitality, Transportation, Industrial, Labor, Manufacturing, Government, Digital, Startups. *** As Communications leader at Elevate, I tell the story of an online pioneer in the nonprime credit segment. Elevate knows, serves and champions the nonprime borrower, it has best in class products and capabilities and looks at the world differently. In three roles at GE, led communications and digital marketing for GE Aviation and GE Power & Water's Distributed Power. Led large-scale public affairs campaigns, internal campaigns, and grew digital customer intelligence capabilities and digital revenue. At Sabre Holdings (SVP Corporate Communications), brought the company through rapid workforce globalization and major acquisitions, including purchase of Sabre by private equity. At Travelocity (VP Public Relations) repositioned the company's messaging from technology-based to travel focus; included extensive merchandising of the brand’s travel expertise. At American Airlines (various roles in US and Europe), led all communications in Europe; managed labor public relations activity during major negotiations and strikes; significant crisis communications experience. In Washington, D.C.: Account Executive at Conway & Company Public Relations; Press secretary for U.S. Rep. F.I. Sunia.