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Professional Summary
  • Leader with more than 25 years of experience in high-profile and fast-paced government/political, corporate and non-profit environments. Track record of exceptional results in policy implementation, strategic planning and communications/message development.
  • Strong Writing/Editing Skills on Deadline
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Administration and Management with Emphasis on Team Work
  • Communications and Media
Chief of Staff 01/2003 to Present
Senator Pat Roberts Washington, DC
  • Manage 32-person staff in five offices in Washington and Kansas with $3 million+ budget for 4th term senator; 
  • Serve as Senator's top strategist for public policy decisions, legislative initiatives, media outreach and constituent relations;
  • Direct day-to-day operations in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment in which breaking news and legislative developments often require immediate response; 
  • Provide daily counsel to communications staff on best ways to implement the senator's agenda, often using social media to reach a wide and varying audience;
  • Hire results-driven staff with emphasis on the importance of teamwork; create internal teams to tackle major issues, ensuring strong communications and best results among the team players;
  • Conduct long-range planning for six-year Senate terms within all areas of operations;
  • Provide campaign counsel and management on national fundraising, debate preparations and rapid response. 
Deputy Vice President of Public Affairs/Senior Director of Media Relations 09/1997 to 12/2002
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Washington, DC
  • Managed media for national trade association representing the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Secured prominent placement for stories that highlighted the positive work of the industry;
  • Created and executed major media plans for the association's top issue priorities;
  • Extensively wrote and edited communications materials including press releases, letters-to-the-editor, op-eds, briefing papers on a range of high profile issues;  
  • Served as on-the-record spokesperson with daily outreach to state and national media, including all network news divisions;
  • Media trained association president and company CEOs for a variety of media events including news conferences and national network interviews;
  • Coordinated communications messages with media directors for all PhRMA members and assisted PhRMA members with related stories as needed;
  • Received the Exceptional Service Award (2001) from the PhRMA Board for two years of sustained achievement in media relations and public affairs efforts on behalf of the industry. 
Communications Director 01/1997 to 08/1997
Senator Pat Roberts Washington, DC
  • Set up and directed all aspects of a communications office for a newly-elected U.S. Senator.
Communications Director 06/1996 to 11/1996
Pat Roberts for Senate Topeka, KS
  • Managed media for successful statewide U.S. Senate candidate;
  • Created press plan to meet candidate's challenges and opportunities as well as opponent's strengths and weaknesses;
  • Responsible for drafting all press releases, statements, debate remarks and serving as on-the-record spokesperson;
  • Provided rapid response to breaking campaign news;
  • Media trained candidate and campaign surrogates.
Senior Media Counsel 09/1994 to 12/1994
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Washington, DC
  • Developed media relations strategy for major health care trade association during national health care reform debate;
  • Served as on-the-record spokesperson for state and national media;
  • Wrote talking points and briefing materials for association members and grassroots supporters to ensure strong echo chamber.
Press Secretary 01/1991 to 08/1994
Congressman Scott Klug Washington, DC
  • Managed all aspects of the press office for newly-elected congressman;
  • Developed strategy on issues.
Press Secretary 09/1989 to 12/1990
Congressman Tom Tauke Washington, DC
  • Managed state-wide media office while congressman was a candidate for U.S. Senate, which included writing and editing of speech and press materials, serving as on-the record spokesperson.
Special Assistant to the Ambassador 06/1987 to 08/1987
U.S. Ambassador Carol Hallett, U.S. State Dept. Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Worked directly with the Ambassador on the implementation of her agenda;
  • Managed major event planning for the Ambassador and the U.S. Embassy;
  • Short-term position between college and graduate school.
Master of Arts: Broadcast Journalism May 1989 University of Missouri - Columbia, MO Worked on-air as a reporter/producer at local NPR and NBC affiliates as part of degree program
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science and English Jun 1987 Wellesley College - Wellesley, MA Included one-year of study aboard at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University in the field of politics
Graduated Cum Laude
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Previous Companies:

  • Senator Pat Roberts
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America PhRMA
  • Pat Roberts for Senate

Previous Job Positions:

  • Chief of Staff
  • Deputy Vice President of Public Affairs
  • Senior Director of Media Relations
  • Communications Director
  • Senior Media Counsel


  • University of Missouri
  • Wellesley College

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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