You are on page 1of 2

ANDREA R.

PRIEST COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE Delivering powerful messages that shape opinions and inspire action Influential change agent with more than 20 years of agency experience crafting c ompelling statements and formulating rapid responses to sudden risks. Talented w riter and strategist with global perspective, financial background, and expertis e working with Fortune 500 companies on internal and external communications. Ac knowledged thought leader who consistently provides fresh ideas for positioning companies, initiatives, and events. Looking to utilize my skills with a corpor ate or non-profit entity. Communications Expertise: Public Relations Crisis Communications Corporate Com munications Investor Relations C-Level Presentations Media Relations Communi cations Plans / Audits Marketing Communications Advertising Campaigns Brandin g Public Affairs Web Content Litigation Support Thought Leadership Messagin g Operational Leadership: Strategic Planning Change Management Team Management Budgeting Project Management Client Relations Account Management Training PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE JOELE FRANK, WILKINSON BRIMMER KATCHER New York, NY 20072010 Leading boutique public relations firm. Managing Director Strengthened client brands and corporate reputations through strategic messages and plans for public relations, investor relations, corporate communications, an d crisis communications. Conducted presentations to senior decision makers to cu ltivate new business. M&A Communications. Conceptualized and implemented internal and external commun ication plans for high-visibility M&As such as Oracle/Sun, Invitrogen/ABI, and A on/Benfield. Spin-off/IPO Communications. Created communications strategies for clients incl uding Hill-Rom/ Batesville, and Primerica. Crisis Communications. Succeeded in countering bad press from hostile takeover attempts, proxy contests, litigation, restatements, and management changes, mini mizing threats to client goals. THE GLOBAL CONSULTING GROUP New York, NY 20032007 Investor relations, corporate communications, and public affairs consulting firm . Managing Director Delivered clear communications roadmaps for national and international clients a t headquarters office of global consultancy, successfully navigating the complex ity of increasing expectations for transparency from governments and consumers. Created media relations programs and developed messages for investor, analyst, a nd business audiences. Provided litigation support and developed crisis communic ation strategies. Media Relations. Propelled awareness among US business journalists for Europlac e Institute of Finance as a trusted resource for finance sector research. Marketing. Created capabilities presentations demonstrating M&A and Bankruptcy & Restructuring communications qualifications to bankers and lawyers. EDELMAN New York, NY 20022003 Top ten global public relations firm. Senior Vice President Led across integrated communications platforms to deliver high impact messages t

hat shaped client public relations, marketing, and crisis communication plans. ANDREA R. PRIEST EDELMAN (continued) Financial Communications. Advised Tyson Foods on financial media opportunities and messaging for press releases, analyst and board presentations, annual meetin g presentations, and annual reports. Crisis Communications. Strategized repositioning and restructuring communicatio ns for Aquila. Litigation Support. Shaped public and private dialogues for Swiss Re following World Trade Center attacks, aligning communications with litigation strategies. GOLIN/HARRIS INTERNATIONAL New York, NY 19982002 Top ten global public relations firm. Senior Counselor Protected perceptions and bottom lines of multiple Fortune 500 clients through c orporate communications, marketing, investor relations, and crisis communication s strategies. Comprehensive Communications. Raised visibility of several practice areas of Er nst & Young by creating strategic media relations programs. Developed announceme nt for Cap Geminis acquisition of Ernst & Youngs consulting practice. M&A Communications. Positively impacted investor and employee perceptions by ma naging change of control situations for Tyson Foods/IBP, Dominion Resources/Cons olidated Natural Gas, and Telebanc/E*TRADE. POWELL TATE New York, NY 19951997 Washington, DC-based public affairs firm headed by former press secretaries Jody Powell and Sheila Tate. Vice President Achieved measurable results from M&A, PR, crisis, and corporate communication pl ans for clients including RJR Nabisco, Toronto Dominion Bank, Dominion Resources , Geriatric & Medical Companies, Matsushita, SEI Corp, and Wisconsin Energy. SARD VERBINNEN & CO. New York, NY 19941995 Provider of strategic corporate, financial, and crisis communications services. Vice President Influenced public opinion, strengthened reputations, and managed issues for clie nts including Dow Jones Telerate, Grupo Panamco, Sithe Energies, JWP, Equitable Resources, and The Boston Consulting Group. OGILVY ADAMS & RINEHART New York, NY 19861994 Top ten PR and communications firm. Vice President Guided Ames Department Stores through bankruptcy proceedings and emergence from Chapter 11 with communication strategies that controlled speculation. Provided c risis communications and strategic counseling for Liz Claiborne, Carolco Picture s, Tektronix, Entergy Corporation, Kansas City Power & Light, and more. EARLY CAREER Staff Reporter, THE BOND BUYER New York, NY Financial Analyst, LIPPER ANALYTICAL DISTRIBUTORS, INC. New York, NY EDUCATION B.A. in English, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, Barnard College Post-graduate courses in Finance and Business Administration, PACE UNIVERSITY, G raduate School of Business