I’ve been in leadership positions in many areas of my professional and community life. In my work in the telecommunications industry at MCI and Verizon, I managed a team of field marketing specialists, ran small to large meetings, and led account strategy sessions with sales and service account teams on Fortune 500 companies. I also acted as the Chief Marketing Officer for the local and regional sales organizations with whom I worked, identifying target markets and customers, matching those with appropriate services and customer-facing marketing programs that included live and virtual events, direct and electronic mail pieces, and executive briefings. During the several mergers my employers went through, I was active in implementing transition plans and provided local organizational stability through the many changes that occurred. In this capacity, I was also responsible for community relations activities, and in  this case recruited and organized company employees to take part in community projects.

As a community leader, I was one of the founders, board members and officers of the Bella Vista United Civic Association.  I organized and led such beautification projects as tree planting, neighborhood cleanups, and street banner installations. I liaised with partners such as the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Streets Department, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, local businesses, and other neighborhood organizations. For my daughter’s school, Greene Street Friends School, I chaired the Annual Giving Campaign for two years, and was the class annual Giving Campaign captain for six years.

I have also acted as a general contractor for the renovation of my second house (a 130 year-old rowhouse in Bella Vista) and was the leader of a small musical-comedy ensemble.

Organizations I’ve worked with as a leader:

  • MCI Telecommunications
  • Verizon Business
  • Bella Vista United Civic Association
  • Philadelphia Green
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Greene Street Friends School
  • City of Philadelphia 9th Police District Advisory Council
  • City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Telecommunications Policy Advisory Commission
  • Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Cares
  • Greater Philadelphia Cares