I'm motivated by working with people who want the best product and encourage me to stretch. My 30+ year career in communications has prepared me with a unique skills set. From promotional writing to public sector issues management to understanding a complex corporate culture and adding value to internal communications. I'm a PROSCI-certified change management specialist and have worked on dozens of projects, primarily in health care. The growth and recognition of change management as a tool when introducing change has grown over the past ten years and I have been fortunate to work with professional project teams who value effective communications.
I am experienced corporate communications professional with over 30 years in the public sector. I am responsible for directing the work of six associates. I'm responsible for corporate products including new websites and an annual conference.
Communications Manager, Manitoba
I manage a group of six employees to produce internal communications based on organizational change management practices on multiple clinical information technology projects. I advise and coach the staff to ensure a good product is provided which meets the project`s needs. Additionally, I support senior executive in corporate events and products.
Diagnostic Services of Manitoba Inc
Province of Manitoba
I worked at Manitoba Lotteries for seven years moving from communications officer up to marketing director. It was a time of great growth for the organization and my role evolved to primary media spokesperson Manitoba Lotteries as well as management of all communications, public relations and issues management. I eventually became marketing director after the successful introduction of three casinos and multiple gaming opportunities in the province.
Client Liaison Officer
Office of Information Technology
Better Methods Initiative, Province of Manitoba
I began working with organizational change management specialists when I was hired to support the project with my communications skill set. Eventually, I learned more about the role of OCM in ensuring the changes created by changing the systems and processes were adopted by end users. This was the beginning or moving my career towards project communications and ultimately to my role today.
Province of Manitoba
o Director of Marketing
Manitoba Lotteries Corporation
o Director of Corporate Communications, Communications Manager
o Communications Officer
CFRY; 1976 to 1977
Qualifications & Certifications
Red River College - one year of two year program