Vice President of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs
I’m responsible for the strategic direction of where the company is heading.
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
I have oversight for all of our communication and external functions like community relations and government affairs. I think what I like most about my job is that each day is totally different. I come in with a list of things I know I need to get done because there’s a lot of activity we have to react and be proactive and respond to it. It’s exciting. Anything from crisis communications to media relations to management, those are all critical to what I do.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
In any career, a specific skill that you can hone in on is really critical. For me that’s writing, specifically for communication. Whether that’s in email communications, or letters or correspondence. I’m also really good at organizing my thoughts and presenting. I can take complicated information and simplify in a few words to convey what it is we’re trying to convince or inform people about. I recommend really learning what particular skill can serve you well throughout your career.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: