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Leo Burnett, Chicago — Technical Producer
May 2013 - PRESENT
●    Facilitate the creation and launch of responsive websites for desktop, tablet and mobile devices as well as mobile applications, digital signage, interactive kiosks, digital banners, and email campaigns
●    Work with clients including, Comcast, Intel, McDonald’s, Allstate, Invesco, Delta, among others
●    Manage creative and production timelines, scope, requirements, and budgets for digital projects
●    Collaborate with the project teams to identify strategies and solutions that will best meet the client’s needs and budget
●    Make strategic and tactical decisions about how the project tasks will be completed day to day
●    Actively track project status, progress, risks and issues, escalating to project stakeholders when appropriate
●    Effectively lead cross-functional teams while comfortably communicating at all client and agency levels

The College Board, NYC / Chicago —Director of Web Production
August 2007 – May 2013
●    Developed, delivered and coordinated strategic, web-based solutions. Oversaw projects from conception through implementation
●    Developed project plans, scope, requirement, and tracking documentation
●    Managed project resources, schedules, and budgets for the creative team
●    Collaborated with online marketing and analytics teams to ensure SEO best practices are implemented and preserved over a site’s lifetime
●    Evaluated and provided constructive feedback and guidance to fine tune web content requests from program and department staff
●    Translated business needs of College Board programs into innovative and focused web solutions
●    Developed product and technical presentations to the rest of the organization and to outside constituents
●    Communicated regularly with multiple business contacts across the organization to ensure projects stay on track and site content is up to date, accurate, consistent in          style, tone and quality of work

American Museum of Natural History, NYC — Director of Digital Communications
March 2000 - August 2007
●    Oversaw all aspects of the Museum's online presence and Digital Communications budget
●    Implemented online ticketing, donations and point of sale digital kiosks
●    Created an ecommerce site for the museum’s gift shops resulting in over 1 million dollars in sales in the first year
●    Coordinated projects, assets, and schedules between departments
●    Assembled and supervised a team of developers and producers to create new content and weekly updates
●    Researched, hired and managed vendors and freelance contractors
●    Worked with IT department to develop a robust and redundant production environments
●    Developed website information architecture and created consistent web branding and navigation
●    Created and implemented new statistical and reporting methodologies
●    Instituted a system of project management within the digital communications department as well as within other non-digital Museum departments
●    Managed email marketing, contact list acquisition and management for all the departments within the museum
●    Created weekly updated handheld content

MaMaMedia, NYC — Technical Producer
February 1997 - March 2000
●    Ensured that all projects were properly specified, planned, executed, documented, and cost-efficient
●    Created custom content for clients including AOL, Disney, Earthlink, General Mills, Intel, Kraft, Microsoft’s Web-TV, Minute-Maid, Nintendo, Scholastic, and Time Warner
●    Assigned people to teams in order to work together to produce high-quality projects on schedule
●    Trained, mentored and developed a formal training program for the group and the company
●    Developed dynamic database driven web sites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash and other technologies including a custom tag engine written in C
●    Researched, tested, evaluated, and implemented new technologies in relation to our site needs and architecture
●    Developed and enforced QA procedures kept up with the latest browser changes and compatibility on different platforms

Leo Burnett
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●    Silver CLIO 2015
●    Bronze Cannes 2015

American Museum of Natural History
●    2006 Webby Official Honoree - AMNH Dinosaurs Exhibition
●    2006 Webby Official Honoree - AMNH Fossil Halls
●    2005 Webby Worthy Award - AMNH Permanent Halls
●    2005 Webby Worthy Award - AMNH Hall of Ocean Life

●    1999 & 2002 Computerworld Smithsonian Award for excellence in the innovative use of technology in education and media
●    GII Award for Best Children's Website, the 1999 and 2000
●    Best Kids Community Award from Yahoo! Internet Life

●    2002 MIT Network of Educators in Science and Technology




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