Former Assistant Professor of Public Relations/Advertising, Professional Communications Choreographer and Press Secretary with proven experience in media and analyst relations, strategic communications, speech writer, public affairs specialist, Wall Street communicator, employee communications pro, crisis communications expert, social media evangelist, and resident Duckologist.

DSC01421Created the collegiate course Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, instructed other strategic communications courses, and served as the faculty advisor to the CWU Bateman collegiate PR competition team for four academic years as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Central Washington University.

Taught upper-division Strategic Public Relations and Communication, Principles of Public Relations, Strategic Communication Research Methods and Public Relations Campaigns to the next generation of communications choreographers at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Three years directing technology accounts for A&R Edelman; 10 years running the Corporate Public Relations Department at LSI Logic; two years opening up the Japan market for the American semiconductor industry; three years balancing the needs of loggers and the Northern spotted owl; and eight years in Sacramento with the Duke of California, including managing the state’s public response to the Loma Prieta (San Francisco) Earthquake.

Earned M.A. in Communication and Society from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Completed pedagogic research for master’s project, an upper division/master’s level course, Strategic Business/Financial Communications — Media Relations, Social Media, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications, Employee Communications. Bekam in 2011 die Zertifikat Deutsch von der Goethe Institut in San Francisco. Received B.A. in Broadcasting Journalism from the University of Southern California.

Teamed on research/quantitative analysis on questions revolving around “Is Ghost Blogging Like Speechwriting? A Survey of Practitioners About the Ethics of Ghost Blogging.” Received Jackson-Sharpe Award for ghost blogging research paper from the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC). Our research was published in PRSA’s Public Relations,  Journal, Volume 7, No. 3. Member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Joint Research paper with CWU Political Science Professor Todd Schaefer, “Formalizing the American Brand: the case for US culture, language and soft power institutes, was published by Springer’s Place Branding and Public Diplomacy on February 25, 2019.

Providing parental guidance to super independent alley cat. Institutionalized in September 2013, the Institution of Marriage to Jeanne Kuhnle Brett. Happy Camper.

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