|301.806.9272 | [email protected]
Silver Spring, MD
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
|• Cross Team Collaboration||• Communication/Team Building||• Staff Development|
|• Metrics/Report Development||• Client Relationships||• Streamlining/Efficiency|
|• Managing Multiple Projects||
• Analytical/Problem Solver
|• Project Management|
Freelance Digital/Web Manager and Professional Photographer
May 2013 - Present
Current Contract: Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland - December 2015 - July 2017
Web Content Strategy Manager in the Communications Office.
Collaborate with designers and the IT team to plan and execute all phases of the College’s redesigned website, www.montgomerycollege.edu. Create, develop, and manage digital content and a content strategy. QA new code across multiple platforms for consistency and functionality ensuring correct grammar and style. Advise on information architecture and user experience. Conduct content inventory and audits. Implement a plan for content governance. Work with stakeholders to make sure site content is accurate, relevant, user-friendly, and adherent to content strategy. Contribute photography to and update the WordPress sites for mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/atmc/ and mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/insights/. Supervise editors.
Freelance web projects range from financial consultants, career coaches, environmental landscape designers to actors, a community college and non-profits. Professional photography and retouching services for individuals and businesses including portraits, headshots, real estate, art pieces, hotels, weddings, and corporate/private events via www.lisausherphotography.com.
Simplexity (formerly Inphonic, Inc.), Largo, Maryland & Reston, Virginia
February 2005 - May 2013
Simplexity was the Internet's leading authorized seller of cell phones and wireless services with over 700 clients. It operated proprietary eCommerce platforms, providing affiliates and marketing partners with integrated solutions for cell phone and wireless product merchandising, activation, logistics and fulfillment. Company revenue generated was approximately $400 million dollars and had an employee base of nearly 1000. Key partners included RadioShack, Dell, Target, Walmart, Sears, Best Buy, TigerDirect, Amway, and Simplexity’s own branded site Wirefly.com.
Senior Manager and Manager of Digital/Web Content Services
February 2005 - May 2013
Configuration Engineer, Inphonic, Inc., Largo, Maryland
September 2003 - February 2005
Utilized an in-house CMS to update all marketing for partner websites on an eCommerce platform. Worked with sales, marketing, project managers and other business units to review, UAT, and deploy the requests generated by respective business teams. Coordinated and deployed all file pushes to include our marketing content and those of the IT Team. Oversaw and deployed file packages containing between 5-500 files on a daily basis.
Senior Web Publisher, Phillips Investment Resources, LLC, Rockville, Maryland
January 2000 - June 2003
InvestorPlace.com is a leading investing and financial news site, providing millions of individual investors with access to investing information from numerous advisors in both print and web formats. Was responsible for the maintenance of up to twenty websites for content via HTML coding, graphic design, marketing and promotional materials. This included posting monthly newsletters, weekly hotlines, flash bulletins and alerts as they occurred, briefings, reports, photo’s, events and portfolio updates. Created include files and arrays. Also responsible for troubleshooting problems with the programmers and designers. This position was very detail oriented and deadline driven. Worked closely with editors and marketers on a daily basis.
Web Designer/Publications Coordinator, Wiley, Rein & Fielding Law Firm, DC
January1999 - January2000
Responsible for the daily upkeep and development of company web site along with design and production of client newsletters. Also responsible for the layout of article reprints, design of advertisements, announcements, seminar brochures, invitations and practice area materials and brochures.
Assistant Project Coordinator/Graphic Designer, IBM, Bethesda, Maryland
January 1994 - January 1999
Worked with the Project Coordinator to track all incoming job requests to assure timely and accurate job flow. Assisted in developing administrative systems and procedures. Created graphic presentations, brochures, proposals, sales and marketing materials, newsletters and web art. Employed FrontPage, Microsoft Office and SmartSuite products as well as Designer, Corel Draw, Fractal Painter, Arts & Letters, SGML, Bookmaster, and OmniPage Professional. Proofread outgoing jobs for accuracy. Was instrumental in upgrading the Graphics Department software and operating system.
Assistant Project Coordinator/Graphic Designer, IBM, | Travel Consultant, Chevy Chase Travel/Ambassador Chevy Chase Travel/Travel On | Freelance Graphic Designer, Creative Wave International | Graphics Designer/Desktop Publisher, IBM | Publications Coordinator, ImageMatrix
Systems: Windows 98 – Windows 7, Server 2000-2008 OS, Mac
Languages/Development: HTML, CSS, PHP, Visual SourceSafe, VisualStudio, EditPlus, XML, ASPX and XSLT, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HotMetalPro, HomeSite, UltraEdit
CMS: In-house CMS, BrickFTP, Ektron, Omni Update
Databases: T-SQL / SQL Server 6.5 – 2008, MS Access
Applications: Adobe (Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver & Acrobat), Microsoft Office Suites, WordPress, Google Analytics
Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Missoula, Montana - 2013. Summer Intensive & Pro Studies concentrations - Architecture, Stock, Adventure & Lifestyle.
Management Training, Phillips Investment Resources, LLC
BGS, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland