Director Office of External Affairs and Communications at U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration

Bachelor From Duquesne University
Washington, District Of Columbia

U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration

Director Office of External Affairs and Communications
May 2019 - Present
(1 year and 2 Months)

Peace Corps

Associate Director External Affairs
October 2017 - May 2019
(1 year and 8 Months)

Malaria No More

Director Global Communications
July 2016 - October 2017
(1 year and 4 Months)

Crescent Consultants

President & Founder
March 2007 - July 2016
(9 Years and 5 Months)


International Campaign's Manager
Managed high level multimedia campaigns, fundraising and strategic policy development for political leaders/parties including President Joseph Kabila; and the Democratic Party of Albania. Advised on political strategy, media plans and tactics. Generated candidate awareness. Supervised continuously campaign effectiveness, modifying underperforming aspects as needs arise. … see more
June 2004 - February 2007
(2 Years and 9 Months)

DEMOCRACY FIRST, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Used experience as a former U.S. political Media Consultant, as well as Legislative Assistant and Special Assistant to Tom Ridge (first as Congressman then Governor of Pennsylvania) to asses values, goals and ability of potential political candidates. Took on those that demonstrated the highest ideals of democracy and economic betterment for the population. Implemented cutting edge Internet, print, radio and TV campaigns. Key Accomplishments · Led creation of strategic partnerships with coalitions, outreach groups and those with mutual interests. · Administered multi-lingual and multi-cultural communications strategies, customized to various demographics and markets. · Provided results-centered methodology on media buying, messaging, tactical campaign marketing and overall campaign structure and management. … see more
June 2004 - October 2006
(2 Years and 5 Months)
February 2001 - June 2004
(3 Years and 5 Months)

World Vision Rwanda

Communications/Marketing Director
Created and managed information and advocacy strategies to mobilize support for World Vision Rwanda and Burundi programs. Produced multimedia materials to advocate World Vision’s work among children, widows, refugees, internally displaced persons, and genocide survivors. Forged and advanced relationships and collaborated with community leaders, governmental officials, local and international non-governmental agencies, and national, regional East Africa, and international media to promote and advance World Vision’s programs. Facilitated community participation, national mobilization, and international donor involvement. … see more
October 1999 - June 2000
(9 Months)

World Vision

Communications Director
January 1999 - January 2000
(1 year and 1 month)

Duquesne University

Political Science


Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)
HEAT certificate