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

1800 Jonathan Way, Reston, VA 20190
719-660-4142 | carolhubbard2011@gmail.com
CarolHubbard.com  |  LinkedIn.com/in/carolhubbard1

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QUALIFICATIONS:

Award-Winning, Seasoned Writer/Editor (brand, 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 ATSG Corporation (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.” I also created boilerplate copy for standard proposal sections, reworked proposal directories and files, and created content libraries in order to facilitate more effective searches and knowledge management.

Freelance 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. Persuaded senior management to send key creative staff members to Direct Marketing Association training events―saving the organization $100,000/year previously spent on outside brand-marketing consultants. Eight (8) of my writing projects won American Advertising Federation Awards—including a silver medal at ADDY Regionals in Chicago.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 

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

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
  • Founders Merit Scholarship and Robert Anderson Scholarship (University of Denver)
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies
  • University of Arizona Women’s Field Hockey Team
  • AAU Women’s National Track and Field Championships
  • University of Arizona Honors Program

CERTIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Security Clearance: Secret (active, adjudicated July 2015); interim Top Secret.
  • Professional Certifications: Direct Marketing Association-certified Advanced Copywriter;
    Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Authorized User (Colorado Information Analysis Center [CIAC]—
    2010; Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (28 CFR Part 23), CIAC—2010.
  • 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 (20112014, USG/University of Wisconsin research project); personal accuracy rating was in the top 3% of 4,500 global forecasters by early 2014.
  • Foreign Languages: Spanish (working proficiency) and French (basic 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

  • The Denver Council on Foreign Relations (member)
  • Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies
  • The Friends Committee on National Legislation (fcnl.org)
  • Past: Board of Directors (3 yrs.)―West Michigan Association of Communications Professionals
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