As a senior project manager, I spend my day solving multi-million dollar puzzles. I have almost 20,000 hours of experience estimating projects, managing budgets, creating timelines, planning for risks, enforcing quality, and making sure project teams and clients are all on the same page. I've successfully applied these skills in a variety of industries and media.
I'm known for building strong teams and working through complex problems using context, focus and compassion. This type of empathetic, forward-thinking leadership is what Merriam needs to heal the broken trust between city hall and the citizens.
As a former local journalist, I am not afraid to ask questions. I instinctively research issues, listen to people, and then effectively share information. I believe in productive, respectful and transparent conversation, and am able to work effectively with different personalities by leaving my ego at the door.