ANNE WITKAVITCH, M.F.A. (see LinkedIn profile for a more detailed resume)
Competent, creative communications and PR leader with Fortune 100 executive experience in global organizations; helps turn the power of words into effective, engaging communications that provide a strategic advantage.
Demonstrated expertise in executive communications and employee engagement, media/PR, crisis communications, marketing, community relations, public affairs and social media.
Expert at developing and executing change and culture communications in response to growth, industry transformation, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, workplace diversity and inclusiveness, Six Sigma and Lean initiatives.
Civic-minded and altruistic, gives back to community through volunteerism and board involvement with focus on fundraising and governance.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Writing, editing and proofreading, strategic messaging, executive coaching, communications training, leadership events and conferences, project management, content development and marketing, social media editorial planning, Six Sigma certified.
Collaborative, authentic, results-driven; smart, personable and easy to work with; “big picture thinker” focused on detailed execution; connect-the-dots strategic thinking; delivers high quality results on-time and within budget.
Manufacturing/ Industrial, Financial Services, Insurance/Health Care, Technology, Academic/Nonprofit
ANNE W ASSOCIATES/C-SUITE COMMUNICATIONS
Contract Consultant, Freelance Writer/Editor, Executive Coach/Trainer
Director, Internal Business Communications Director, Human Resources Communications
THE HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC.
Assistant Vice President, Property & Casualty Executive & Employee Communications Director, Property & Casualty Executive & Employee Communications
THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
VP, Communications, GE Vendor Financial Services Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, GE Industrial Systems Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, GE Electrical Distribution & Control
ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Associate Faculty/Online Instructor, Introduction to Computing Foundation Course, undergraduate
WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Faculty, Managerial and Professional Writing Courses, undergraduate and graduate
Special Appointment, Assistant Professor (September 2009 – August 2011)
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Recipient 2011 Clarion Award: Books, DVDs, CD-ROMS from the Association for Women in Communications for Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions by Women Writers (Kiwi Publishing, 2010)
ARTS FOR LEARNING CONNECTICUT, Board of Directors
P.A.C.T. (PARENTS OF AMITY CREATIVE THEATER)
SWING FORE MS GOLF FUNDRAISER, Social Media Leader
MASTER OF FINE ARTS, Creative and Professional Writing
Western Connecticut State University
BACHELOR OF ARTS, English, specialization in professional writing
Southern Connecticut State University