I am president of Louisville, KY-based ASPectx (with a love of Atlanta!) specializing in business strategy, competitive intelligence, marketing and public relations for growth technology companies, and technology-driven corporations. As a marketing and public relations practitioner for 26+ years, I have counseled many companies on their marketing needs and executed effective campaigns in targeting select markets--using internet tools and traditional methodologies. My client list includes international startups, publicly-traded firms, and other niche firms, primarily in the technology and healthcare sectors, including: Almost Family, Manning & Napier, AIAA, Tenable Network Security, Belcan, Rohm & Haas, Humana, Intellon, (Qualcomm Atheros), Genscape, Akiva,TrainRight Solutions, and MedX12.
Currently, I serve as the Chair of the Technology Section for the Public Relations Society of America, and on the board of University of Louisville Geriatrics. I will open the 1st annual Hyperconnections Summit with PRSA's Technology Section in Atlanta on Sept. 27-28, 2012, in conjunction with TAG at GTRI. I was an organizer of the 2004 International Idea Festival in Kentucky, the 1st Annual Data Mining Conference 2005 in Philadelphia, and ISSA’s Louisville Security Conference for 2003 and 2004. I have also served as a course supervisor for Landmark Education in recent years. I contributed to the American Bar Association's Emerging Businesses Series for 2005 and 2010, handbooks for those companies in growth sectors. I began my career as a journalist working for American City Business Journals and later the New York Times Co., and I continue to freelance for publications such as Tech Republic, Mobile Payments Today, The Lane Report, and others.