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Laura T. | Elance
 
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Laura T.

Political communications & public affairs wonk.
   United States
  |   Fairview Heights, IL
  |  7:42 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

Avid writing junkie and former staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives. Developing a positive image within the public's eye has been my passion for quite some time.

I've managed marketing communications for audiences of 750,000 individuals and as few as one. Each project requires attention to detail and dedication - regardless of size. Press releases, speech writing, media pitches, interview coaching, and public brand management are just a few of the areas I can offer assistance.

From alumni marketing communications to...

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Portfolio

Release sent out to Congressional District media highlighting official's position on...
Wrote content delivered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as the final...
Developed website content for incumbent candidate in U.S. Congressional race.
Brief summary of relations between U.S. and Colombia circa 2010.
Op-Ed piece distributed for publication to national newspapers in the United States....

Skills (10)

Tested
Event Planning
Marketing
Media Relations
Brand Management
Political Communication
Social Media
Public Speaking
Social Networking
Public Relations
Social Media Marketing

Employment

U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart
Director of Communications
2014 - 2015
As Director of Communications for U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12), my portfolio includes a wide range of communications, media relations, public relations, constituent engagement, and more....
Enyart For Congress
Director of Communications
2014 - 2014
The 12th Congressional District in Illinois encompasses 12 counties, and is bordered by the Mississippi River on the entirety of the western side. Due to the rural nature of the central and...
Office of Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon
Director
2013 - 2014
Developed social media content for Lt. Governor, while simultaneously managing her personal communications. Served as Assistant to the Lt. Governor before being promoted to Director of...
Southern Illinois University Alumni Association
Director of Member Services & Marketing
2008 - 2013
As Director of Member Services and Marketing I created and implemented all membership and marketing campaigns including acquisition and retention of current, former, and never members of the SIU...
SIU Alumni Association
Publicity Coordinator
2005 - 2007
As Publicity Coordinator for the SIU Alumni Association, I drafted weekly press releases, event press releases and wrote for the Southern Alumni magazine. I assisted in the coordination of...
Office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin
Assistant to the Press Secretary
2004 - 2004
As an intern in the Chicago office of then Minority Whip, Senator Durbin, I drafted press releases, acted as an in-office contact for the press and assisted with the Senator's media advisories. I...

Education

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
BS
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Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MA
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press releases
politics
ghostwriting
speech writing
web content
public affairs
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