Seasoned corporate communications executive with meaningful experience in complex project management, branding, social media, curriculum development, team management, and marketing. Significant experience and acclaim as a speaker and trainer, secondary and university-level instructor, and filmmaker.
2009 – Present Freelance Marketing Planning & Copywriting, Media Production, Social Media
Left public education to pursue teaching, corporate communications and creative writing opportunities in the private sector here and abroad.
2005 – 2009 J.L. Mann High School • Greenville SC \ Drama and Film Criticism Teacher
Developed standards-based curriculum for multi-level drama and film criticism classes. Presenter at many conferences and spokesperson for the arts, statewide.
2005 Brains on Fire • Greenville SC \ Senior Copywriter
Involved in brand development and design for many national clients. Served as primary copywriter for healthcare, banking and food service accounts.
2004 – 2005 Jeff Dezen Public Relations • Greenville SC \ Managing Director
Involved in all manner of client brand strategy and implementation. Lead agency contact for event coordination, multimedia development, and special projects.
1999 – 2004 440 Creative • Columbia SC \ CEO and Creative Director
Founded and led this award-winning, brand development agency. Managed hiring for the agency, as well as writing, media, and conference presentations.
1988 – 1992 Furman University • Greenville SC \ B.A. Drama
Exceptional presentation skills with professional training as an actor, writer and media producer. Recently pursued education credentialing to build on extensive presentation experience. Friendly, outgoing, no enemies—love people. Sales, customer service, and business management experience. Extremely curious about all subjects. Heavily involved in service to school, community and the arts. Devoted husband and father of three.
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