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SUZANNE M. DAVIS 126 Underhill Road Ossining, New York 10562 suzanne.davis12@gmail.

com (914) 843-0770 (914) 923-0943 ************************************************************** ### AWARD-WINNING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST ### Offering 17+ years of relevant experience, including: -- 9 years, Managing Editor, Internal Communication Federal Reserve Bank of New York -- 5 years, Associate Editor (writing news and feature stories) TravelAge East Magazine -- 2 years, Special Projects Director (writing and editing) Incentive Magazine -- 1+ year, Public Relations Writer, Public Information Office Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KEY STRENGTHS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + Writing & Editing for Internal & External Audiences + Conducting Interviews & Research + Managing Communications Staff Members + Coaching & Mentoring Staff Writers and Freelancers + Using Web 2.0 Tools to Improve Online Presence + Spearheading Communications Projects + Writing Articles that Reinforce Corporate Goals + Providing Counsel for Leadership ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + Won Award of Honorable Mention for Excellence in Writing from the Nationa l School Public Relations Association, 2010. +Won Award of Merit for Excellence in Writing from the New York School Publ ic Relations Association, 2010. + Honored with "President's Award" eight years in a row for editorial conten t--the highest employee award given by the Federal Reserve Bank of Ne

w York, 1999-2007. + Commended three times for superior editorial content in the Ragan Report's "What's Working in Organizational Publications" column, 04/1999, 11/2000, 12/20 00. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EDUCATION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ University of Florida, Gainesville BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, MAGAZINE JOURNALISM Universidad de Salamanca, Spain COURSEWORK IN SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE New York University School of Continuing Education, NY, NY COURSEWORK IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + Associate Board Member, Forty Plus New York + Member, Association for Women in Communications + Member, National School Public Relations Association ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KUDOS FOR SUZANNE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Excerpted from performance reviews ~ WRITING & EDITING SKILLS: -- "gifted writer with superb observational skills" -- "a fine reporter, writer and editor... expert in the application of AP Style" -- "the best (writer) in our department" -- "has done a superb job of publishing newsworthy stories on the bank's progres s toward strategic goals" RELIABILITY: -- "irreproachably responsible... never failed to meet a deadline" RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING SKILLS: -- "immediately had an impact... staff quickly bonded with her... cultivated val uable sources" -- "treats all people at the bank with respect and thoughtfulness" -- "expresses genuine interest in her colleagues and her acquaintances" STAFF DEVELOPMENT / MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

-- "does a wonderful job of motivating and directing" -- "a caring, sensitive supervisor who helps her staff realize their full potent ial" -- "fosters a pleasant, cooperative atmosphere" JUGGLING PRIORITIES / MAKING DECISIONS: -- "very efficient in balancing competing claims on her time and resources... de cisive in undertaking actions and quick to adapt" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFICIENCIES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mac and PC; MS Office Suite; Adobe Acrobat Professional; Dreamweaver; Photoshop; AP Style; digital photography, Flipcam video technology ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SUZANNE'S WRITING SAMPLES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://suzannemdavis.webs.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services Elmsford, New York 2009-Present ~ An educational organization providing services and programs to school district s and students in the region. ~ PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITER, Public Information Office Recruited to write and edit news and feature stories for three quarterly newslet ters: Tools of the Trade, for the Center for Career Services; American Dreamer, for the Center for Special Services; and Connections, whose target audience incl udes superintendents and staff members in 33 school districts. Update the Web si te. Manage various projects, including the production of school calendars, broch ures, press releases and other media-related duties that expand awareness of ser vices within the district and public. Serve on internal Communications Committee . *** NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS *** + WRITING: Recognized for writing heartfelt, often-inspirational stories about k ids overcoming remarkable challenges. + WEB 2.0: Enhanced corporate online visibility by initiating almost daily use o f Web 2.0 tools, including Twitter, Facebook, slideshows and videos. + AWARENESS: Published multiple stories that contributed to the success of a pro gram for deaf and hard-of-hearing students by driving awareness of the quality o

f services and experiences provided. + NEWSPAPER PLACEMENTS: Routinely secured online and print story placements in t he local newspaper. Cozy Pets Ossining, New York 2007-2009 ~ Start-up company dedicated to providing high-quality in-home pet care. ~ OWNER / ENTREPRENEUR Researched the local pet care market and pricing. Developed company concept, Web site content and marketing materials. Applied advertising strategies to grow th e client base to 25 in the first year. Federal Reserve Bank of New York New York, New York 1998-2007 ~ Central Bank of the United States with 3,000 employees in New York and New Jer sey. ~ MANAGING EDITOR, INTERNAL COMMUNICATION Managed a staff of six employees and supported the institution's internal commun ication mission by producing the quarterly employee magazine, The Fed, and overs eeing the corporate intranet site, @theBank. Drove editorial strategy, ensuring coverage of a full range of stories on business, policies, strategies and events . Managed all aspects of editorial content, with chief responsibility over conte nt, design and production. *** NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS *** + SYSTEM MODERNIZATION: Significantly drove access to timely news while improvin g efficiency and internal communication by developing and introducing the first corporate intranet site. + STRATEGIC TURNAROUND: Completely revamped the outdated magazine to cover relev ant, newsworthy stories that reinforced strategic goals and more effectively met the needs of modern-day employee demographics. + HONORS: Awarded bank's highest honor for editorial content eight consecutive y ears by covering relevant business stories, e.g. first merger of bank and insura nce companies since the Great Depression; modernization of banking law; closing of New York Fed's Buffalo branch; business consolidations; contingency planning post-9/11, etc. + COMMUNICATION: Reduced "silo mentality" among business lines by ensuring cross -communication. Incentive Magazine New York, New York 1996-1998 ~ Monthly publication for incentive meeting planners. Circulation: 40,500. ~

SPECIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR Conceived, wrote, edited, and produced supplements and advertorials to accompany the monthly publication. *** NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS *** + EXPANSION: Expanded supplement base by creating, writing, editing and producin g incentive strategy program guides and promotional travel guides for New Zealan d, Indonesia and the Scottish Convention Bureau. TravelAge East Magazine New York, New York 1990-1995 ~ Trade publication targeting U.S. travel agents on the East Coast. Circulation: 50,000 ~ ASSOCIATE EDITOR Wrote news and features stories on the travel industry. *** NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS *** + GLOBAL TRAVEL: Traveled extensively on assignments throughout Europe, the Cari bbean, Egypt and the U.S.