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Deborah D. | Elance
 
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Deborah D.

Communications Expert with 17+ Years of Experience
   United States
  |   Chattanooga, TN

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Minimum Hourly Rate $66

Communications professional with more than 17 years of experience in journalism, advertising, corporate communications, public relations, marketing, nonprofit communications and media relations. Cogent writer and editor with thorough understanding of AP Style. Critical thinker and creative problem solver. Passionate leader and champion of personnel. Extensive computer experience on Macintosh and PC platforms, with experience in software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience in website design/administration and...

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Employment

EPB of Chattanooga
Supervisor, Public Relations
2011 - 2012
Managed public relations efforts, including customer and media relations, for municipal electric power company with 170,000 customers. Managed a team of four employees. Assisted in directing and...
Siskin Children's Institute
Director of Marketing and Communications
2007 - 2011
Responsible for strategic planning and tactical implementation of all marketing, advertising and public relations initiatives. Managed a team of three staff members. Successfully developed and...
Unum
Editorial and Field Communications Director
2002 - 2004
Liaison to internal and external business partners for Fortune 500 company. Responsible for editorial quality of all Corporate Marketing collateral, including leadership and supervision of...
Pen 'N Ink Creative Services
Owner
2001 - 2002
Developed printed collateral including books, newsletters, brochures and manuals. Services for a variety of local clients included concepting, writing, editing, graphic design, project management...
The Krystal Company
Manger of Communications
1998 - 2001
Managed communication strategy and initiatives for restaurant chain with approximately 400 units in the Southeast. Executed the launch of new publications, and developed and implemented public...
Chattanooga Goodwill Industries
Communications Coordinator
1997 - 1998
Managed the development and production of communication tools for nonprofit agency. Produced annual reports, brochures, newsletters, news releases, presentations, radio spots and videos for...
ARS Advertising
Advertising Copywriter
1996 - 1997
Developed content for national marketing and promotional materials for home appliance division of Whirlpool Corporation and Sears. Chosen to provide sole creative support for national radio...
The Chattanooga Times
Night Police Reporter
1994 - 1995
Chosen for a six-month paid intern position by Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Editor-in-Chief, The University Echo
1994 - 1994
Served as leader of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's weekly student newspaper. Managed a staff of more than a dozen employees (paid and unpaid). Worked closely with university...

Education

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bachelor of Arts
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The University of Memphis
M.A.
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