Having recently moved here from Washington, DC, Jimmy is a new member to our IABC-LA chapter. He’s a marketing communications professional with a graphic design background and a solid understanding of what it takes to produce effective communication strategies and material. His past leadership experience with leading domestic and international corporations demonstrates that he has what it takes to successfully manage projects and teams to achieve business results.
Jimmy attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and later studied Graphic Design at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, Colorado. He has enjoyed exploring the city of LA, and has found the IABC-LA networking events a great introduction to some LA hot spots. But while he fits right in to this urban setting, he still holds his country roots close to his heart. Read more about Jimmy below…
Oklahoma City, OK
Los Angeles, CA
Three words that best describe me:
Open minded, trustworthy, energetic
When I’m not working, you could find me:
Listening to music, exercising, or visiting with friends
MY LIFE IN COMMUNICATIONS
The biggest communications challenge I have faced in my current (or previous) role was…
Establishing a newly centralized communications team in a large company where there formerly had been communications staff scattered throughout divisions of the company. And, of course, this had to be accomplished during a time when the company was undergoing a complete reorganization and an overhaul of business operations.
My favorite communications memory is…
Leading the development and execution of a high profile, annual executive leadership meeting — and pulling it off with ease after it initially seemed impossible.
A book, conference, or resource that I really find useful and recommend to other communicators is…
MyRagan.com as a social networking site for communications professionals is very helpful.
You should also know this about me:
Even though I seem like quite the urban dweller and metropolitan guy, I grew up on a small family farm in the middle of nowhere in northeast Arkansas.
OH, HOW FAR I’VE COME… (i.e. Career/Resume Highlights)
|Senior Manager, Internal Communications||General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems||2006 – 2007|
|Marketing Communications Manager||Haliburton/KBR||2002 – 2006|
|Production Manager||Haliburton/KBR||2000 – 2002|
|Art Director||Haliburton/KBR||1998 – 2000|
|Graphic Designer||Haliburton/KBR||1996 – 1998|
|Freelance Graphic Designer and Project Manager||1991 – 2002|
View Jimmy’s resume here.