Company: HNTB

Title/Function: Senior Communications Manager

Years in A/E/C Industry:  1.5 years (I supported a construction-related client for several years while at an integrated marketing agency, which prepared me for this awesome industry)

Current city of residence: Prairie Village, KS

Hometown: Batavia, IL (Western suburb of Chicago)

What are your current responsibilities in your role? I currently serve as editor for 4 of the firm’s publications: Aviation Insight, InTransit, Transportation Point and SOLVE magazines. I also manage the HNTB App. (Download today from iTunes or Google Play!) Additionally, I oversee the firm’s social media channels, and I provide communications strategy and advertising support for the national aviation sector.

What is your favorite benefit of being an SMPS member? Because I sit in corporate communications for my firm, it is helpful for me to glean insights from those in marketing-centric and business development roles. This helps me understand how I can produce stronger communications strategies for my internal clients.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?   I am a mom of two young boys, so they keep me and my husband busy. When I have time, I enjoy cooking, wine tasting and traveling around the country to see family and friends.

If I could do anything, I would: Go to culinary school and write a cookbook.