Results-driven marketing professional with over 35 years of experience in communications, public relations, and publishing. Core competencies include brand building, project management, strategic planning, media relations, copywriting, and web content management.
Increased annual revenues for marketing agency by 15% for three consecutive years through consistent digital marketing and focused attention on customer service.
Started, managed and sold three communications-related businesses over a 20 year period through solid branding, strategic business partnerships, and steady client growth.
Created and managed highly regarded niche publication, More! Monthly magazine, for active adults over 50 resulting in a 25% profit in less than two years and the subsequent sale of business to a competitor. WORK HISTORY
Schoner Communications (formerly Lapdog Productions) President, 2002 – Present
Congregation Beth Israel Communications Manager, 2015 - 2016
More! Monthly Publisher and Editor, 2000 - 2002
Innovative Marketing Accounts Manager, 1993 - 1999
Chandler, Franklin & O’Bryan Marketing Director, 1989 - 1993
NBC News, New York News Satellite Manager, 1988
St. John’s University Productions Manager, 1985 - 1988 AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, Women United, Together in Philanthropy, 2017
President, Business Network International, Central Virginia Chapter, 2012 – 2013
Member, Business Network International, 2007 - 2012
Executive Director, Virginia Artists in Action, 2008
TV Advertising Award, American Marketing Association, 2003
National Communications Award, First Night Virginia, 2001
President, Central Virginia American Marketing Association, 1999 EDUCATION
University of Maryland, College Park, MD – Bachelor of Arts in Radio, TV & Film, Minor in Journalism