What is your current position/company?
I am currently Communication Leader at Honeywell, providing internal communication support for the Engineering & Technology function in the Aerospace division.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
I support an organization of 9,000 engineers globally, many of whom are working on cutting-edge technology that makes the airplanes we fly safer and more efficient. I enjoy the fast pace, the interesting and talented people I work with and the variety of projects and challenges I work on every day.
What do you hope to gain from your membership/involvement with IABC?
As an active volunteer with IABC Phoenix, I have continued to grow professionally and enhanced my leadership and communication skills with each new role and assignment. Along the way, I’ve met many wonderful and talented communication professionals. It’s been fun and rewarding too!
What words of advice do you have for young professionals?
Make time for self-development, no matter how busy you get with your personal and professional lives. Keep your skills fresh and maintain a network of colleagues, preferably through IABC Phoenix!
Who was/were your biggest professional influence(s)?
Several people have influenced me professionally over the years, but I admire Shel Holtz for his ability to stay abreast of the changing communication landscape, how he embraces new technology and tools and his eagerness to share his knowledge and experience with others.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy going to movies, hiking, traveling and am a big Scrabble fan.
What destination do you want to travel to the most?
I love being near the ocean, relaxing on a beautiful beach. Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit, especially Maui, so I’d go there any day. But I’d also like to visit the Greek islands and travel to the Caribbean someday.