RÉSUMÉ

Kelly A. Grant
Connecticut

 

e-mail: gkag413@outlook.com

EDUCATION
 
Sacred Heart University 
Master's Degree, Strategic Communication and Public Relations  2019
 
University of Connecticut 
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology 1994
 
SKILLS
  • Confident and Strategic Thinker

  • Strong Interpersonal Ability

  • Initiative and Creativity

  • Results-oriented, Problem-solver and Decision-maker

  • Strong Attention to Detail

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communications Skills

  • Motivated to Achieve High Standards and Continuous Improvement

  • Excellent Planning, Organizational and Multi-tasking Skills

  • Over Ten Years Public and Media Relations, Communications and Social Media Experience

  • Confidential Employee status 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police - 2001 to present

 

  • Recruiter, Community Engagement and Media Relations - 2018 to present

  • Public Information Officer and Spokesperson - 2009 to 2018

 

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

  • Act as public information officer and spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police.

  • Developed and implemented integrated communications strategies that advanced the business objectives of the organization.

  • Build relationships and provided effective and efficient liaison efforts with news media representatives, community leaders and public.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with the news media, public and community through the use of social media and community engagement efforts.

  • Respond to oral and written requests for information, and prepare and disseminate news releases that reflect the official position of the organization.

  • Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of communication plans, and advise executive management if efforts should be discontinued, emphasis changed or coverage expanded.

 

  • Organize, conduct and coordinate with media on press conferences, informational presentations and public service announcements.

 

  • Provide on-air interviews to the television and radio media.

  • Media train and prepare executives and others for media interviews, and provide strategic communications and counsel to executive management.

 

  • Maintain and create content for organizations social media platforms.

 

  • Develop news releases and talking points, and aggressively pitch stories to the media.

 

  • Instruct public speaking, media relations and community engagement classes, and facilitated team-building exercises.

  • Direct and manage an office of staff.

 

  • 24 hour on-call status.

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