Colleen is a public relations specialist with extensive experience planning and executing communication campaigns. She currently serves on the kglobal team supporting the U.S. Navy Office of Information at the Pentagon where she works with stakeholders to develop and implement strategic communications plans.
Prior to joining kglobal, Colleen worked at USA Rice Federation, an agricultural trade association that serves as the global advocate for U.S. rice farmers, millers and merchants. Colleen started as the Social Media and Domestic Promotion Coordinator and most recently served as the Manager of External Affairs. In her role at USA Rice Federation, Colleen was responsible for expanding digital media presence, engaging key influencers in the industry, and developing branded content that included strategic messaging points. She previously served as the Media Analyst for the Berdeo Group, an executive coaching and project management consulting firm. In this position, Colleen identified relevant audiences, maximized brand exposure, and tracked media coverage for the Berdeo Group. She also assisted in the promotional campaign of their Amazon best-selling book Radical Sabbatical.
Colleen graduated magna cum laude from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana with degrees in History and Psychology and a minor in Anthropology.
One last thing… Colleen first gained experience in the public affairs industry as a Research Associate at kglobal.