Communications Specialist

Karen M. Shier
4150 Shelia Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(775) 490-0854

Communications Specialist

Leader in communications with a strong ability to interact with staff and administration. Able to clearly articulate company goals and objectives to outside media sources. Calm and authoritative when dealing with public relations issues and media. Excellent written and oral communications. Key skills include:

• Community Relations     • International Relations
• Media Relations     • Presentations and Speeches
• Research     • Writing & Editing
• Stress Management     • Workload Management
• Confidential     • Board Relations

Education & Specialized Training

University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

2003
M.A., Health Care
Studies included:

• History of the Health     • Socialized Medicine     • Medical Practicum
• Psychiatry     • Social History     • Material Culture

Thesis: The History of Psychiatry in North America

Oxford School of Drama, Oxford, England

1999
PROFESSIONAL DRAMA STUDIES

City Corporate Training Division, Las Vegas, NV

1999
THE CITY CONSERVATORY PROGRAM

New York University, New York, NY

1995
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
• Shakespeare Intensive     • Voice
• Voiceovers    • Comedy Writing
• Improvisation     • On Camera Practicum
• Casting     • Improvisational Singing

Career Path

JD Coffee Company, Las Vegas locations and Head Office

1997 – Present
CORE TRAINING FACILITATOR
Managed busy coffee chop. Provided superb customer service to professional clientele with diverse tastes and needs. Trusted with personnel development and daily casn management.

Greater Las Vegas Area

1996 – 2002
STAND UP COMEDIAN
Recruited to provide opening shows for several popular comedians. Distributed press kits and press releases for visiting talents.

City Training Center, Las Vegas, NV

2001
THE SECOND CITY EDUCATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR
Conducted drama and team building workshops for high school students.

• Team Building     • Comprehension
• Presentation     • Risk Taking
• Interpersonal Relationships     • Leadership
• Concentration     • Improvisation

Graphic Assistants, Las Vegas, NV

1996 – 1997
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL
Performe all administrative duties for busy graphic design office. Handled phone lines and business communication. Generated payroll.

Community Involvement

• Mentor for  Future Business Leaders of America
• Special Olympics Team Captain

Personal

“I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to work with you! Your professionalism and kindness positively affected the whole office.”

Evan Short, PhD
Faculty of Psychology
University of Las Vegas

 

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