ANNE WITKAVITCH, M.F.A.   (see LinkedIn profile for a more detailed resume)

SUMMARY

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.

ATTRIBUTES

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.

INDUSTRIES

Manufacturing/ Industrial, Financial Services, Insurance/Health Care, Technology, Academic/Nonprofit

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ANNE W ASSOCIATES/C-SUITE COMMUNICATIONS

Contract Consultant, Freelance Writer/Editor, Executive Coach/Trainer

AETNA, INC.

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

POST UNIVERSITY

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)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

ARTS FOR LEARNING CONNECTICUT, Board of Directors

P.A.C.T. (PARENTS OF AMITY CREATIVE THEATER)

SWING FORE MS GOLF FUNDRAISER, Social Media Leader

EDUCATION

MASTER OF FINE ARTS, Creative and Professional Writing

Western Connecticut State University

BACHELOR OF ARTS, English, specialization in professional writing

Southern Connecticut State University

 

 

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