International Relations and Communications Professional

C A R O L    H U B B A R D

C A R O L     H U B B A R D

719-660-4142 | carolhubbard2011@gmail.com
CarolHubbard.com  |  LinkedIn.com/in/carolhubbard1

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QUALIFICATIONS:

Award-Winning Writer/Editor with TS Clearance (government proposalsbrand, marketing, PR, journalistic, and business) whose clear and compelling copy engages target audiences and motivates them to act. Proven analytical, strategic thinker and continual learner with a solid work ethic and keen emotional intelligence.

High-Value Contributor and Skillful Communicator who works efficiently in fast-paced environments with competing priorities. Takes initiative, works equally well collaboratively or independently, meets deadlines, and delivers impressive results.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Senior Proposal Writer: Under the direction of the CEO at a SDVOSB / federal contractor, I wrote and edited proposals and other company materials, and managed the proposal process from launch to submission—including scheduling, research, color reviews, compliance, and on-time delivery. A complex proposal that I wrote and managed for a large government Blanket Purchase Agreement earned praise from a company executive for the “best-organized proposal process ever.”

Writer/Editor/Publicist: Press release written for the Colorado Student Power Alliance in 2013 was picked up by The Associated Press; resulting lead article ran in more than 100 newspapers nationwide.

Clients: Consumer Travel Alliance (DC), Koenig International News (DC), CSG Creative (VA), Gyro Denver (CO), CSK Strategic Marketing Group (CO), and the Denver Council on Foreign Relations (CO)

Associate Creative Director/Lead Copywriter: My creative team produced 70 percent of The M Groups fundraising and direct mail projects, generating $50 million a year in revenue. Our creative director characterized the team as the most productive and cohesive one in the creative department.

Senior Copywriter: Wrote high-level advertising and fundraising campaigns, annual reports, newsletters, scripts, and ghost-writing projects for the CEO. Eight (8) of my writing projects won American Advertising Federation Awards—including a silver medal at ADDY Regionals in Chicago.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Hubbard Communications (Wichita, KS)
Writer-Editor-Researcher (2017 - present)

Agile Defense, Inc.
(Reston, VA)
Senior Proposal Writer/Editor (2017)

Vectrus Systems Corporation (Reston, VA)
Senior Proposal Writer (2017)

Integrity Management Consulting (Tysons Corner, VA)
Proposal Manager/Editor (2016)

ATSG Corporation (Fairfax, VA)
Senior Proposal Writer/Editor (2015 - 2016)


SOS International LLC (Reston, VA)
Proposal Writer (2014 - 2015)


Hubbard Communications (Colorado and Virginia)
Writer-Editor-Publicist (2010 - 2014)


CSK Strategic Marketing Group (Colorado Springs, CO)
Senior Strategic Writer (2009 - 2010)

The M Group (Colorado Springs, CO)
Associate Creative Director (2006 - 2009)
Senior Copywriter (2001 - 2006)

Other Relevant Work Experience: Assistant Marketing Manager for the children's division of a HarperCollins subsidiary (2 years). Freelance marketing and special sections writer (10 years) for The Grand Rapids Press (Mich.) and Business Direct Weekly (Midwestern states).

EDUCATION:

Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (Denver, CO)
MA International Studies (summa cum laude)
Concentrations: International Security and Communications

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
BA Anthropology (magna cum laude)

HONORS/AWARDS

  • 2011 Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist (pmf.gov)
  • 2010 Denver Council on Foreign Relations Meritorious Graduate Student
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies
  • University of Arizona Honors Program

CERTIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Security Clearance: Active Top Secret (adjudicated October 2017)
  • Professional Certifications: Direct Marketing Association-certified Advanced Copywriter.
  • Computer/Web: Proficient in Mac and PC operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, SEO, HTML (basic), WordPress, photography, online research, and social media.
  • Forecasting: An invitation-only global forecaster for Hypermind (Lumenogic, 2014–present). Volunteer forecaster for The Good Judgment Project (20112017, USG/University of Wisconsin research project); personal accuracy rating in the top 3% of 4,500 global forecasters by early 2014.
  • Foreign Languages: Spanish (working proficiency).
  • High aptitudes: Analytical reasoning, number reasoning, number series, number memory, memory for design, observation, color discrimination, vocabulary, language-learning ability, creativity, hand-eye coordination, tool dexterity, and grip (determination), as tested at Johnson O'Connor Research FoundationWashington, D.C.

MEMBERSHIPS & VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The Denver Council on Foreign Relations (member)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Sedgwick County (Kansas) -- in training
  • Wichita Children's Home (volunteer)
  • United Way Reading Tutor
  • West Michigan Association of Communications Professionals
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