I’ve been working as a professional communicator, in corporate, agency and non-profit environments, since 1992. Originally from the UK (born in Scotland, raised in England), today I’m in St. Louis, USA, and serve as the VP of Market Strategies for the Missouri Partnership.
I have been privileged in my career to be behind the microphone, in front of the camera, authoring books and articles, and representing non-profits, organizations, and corporations in all aspects of communication.
I’m dangerously knowledgable in public and media relations, social media, employee communication, public speaking, government relations, economic development, diplomatic outreach and more. Over the years, I’ve supported the goals of companies and organizations involved with economic development, technology, agriculture, philanthropy, religion, anti-violence, education, health services, energy, sustainability, policy and information, and financial services. Some of the specific organizations supported include the Missouri Partnership, Monsanto, BASF, SixThirty, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the Scottish Government, and the Cortex Innovation Community.
I’ve had the honor to be on teams that have been recognized with 42 awards for professional communications. I’m also an active volunteer, and have been humbled by recognition from both President Bush and President Obama. I serve on the board of the St. Louis Scottish Games, as Senior Advisor to the Scottish Affairs Counsellor for the Americas, and lead PR for the St. Louis Scottish Games and the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo.
I’m also a published author, I have been told a decent public speaker and seem to be a well-rounded communication strategist. I write on occasion for the UK Weekly Telegraph and am a member of the Chicago Council’s G500. I hold a BS in Global Leadership and Management from Washington University in St. Louis.