Work History

July 2009 – Present
McGraw-Hill Companies
Production Supervisor

    • Supervising a team of production coordinators
    • Achieve budget requirements by assigning and managing people and vendor resources.
    • Resolve escalated process, performance, vendor, or relationship issues.
    • Promote corporate vision and initiatives with direct reports.
    • Attend cross-functional meeting and manage projects for process improvement.

March 2008 – November 2008
McGraw-Hill Companies
Publishing Systems Specialist

    • Installation, training, and support of K4 and Creative Suite publishing solutions across multiple locations and for multiple users.

2007 – 2009
McGraw-Hill Companies
Production Coordinator

    • Managing and coordinating all production processes to ensure vendors meet the requirements for a print product, including template creation, page composition and review, and component-level scheduling.
    • Provide weekly and monthly status reports, project specification tracking, and budgetary tracking

2002 – 2007
Suburban News Publications
Art Department Production Coordinator

    • Supervising production staff
    • Paginating weekly newspapers and creating ads for 100-150 weekly advertisers.
    • Proofing pages for 22 newspapers using Agfa Page-Pair soft-proof software for CtP printing.

1999 – 2002
Suburban News Publications
Production Coordinator

    • Paginating weekly newspapers
    • Creating ads and receiving corrections or changes on advertisements for 100-150 weekly advertisers.
    • Supervising production staff

1996-1999

Primary Care-giver of my son from the age of 2-5.

1994-1995

Limited Credit Services (Now Allied Data Systems) Credit Collection Associate

    • Calling and attempting to bring current a queue of 100-150 delinquent credit accounts.

Skills

Proficient in:

    • Macintosh OS X
    • Microsoft Windows
    • Microsoft Office suite
    • FileMaker Pro 11
    • Quark XPress
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Macromedia Freehand
    • Macromedia Dreamweaver
    • Multi-Ad Creator 4 and 6
    • Agfa PagePair, and APS Imposition and Proofing Software
    • InSite Page imposition and reviewing software

Education

    • 1991-1993 The Ohio State University
    • 1989-1991 Upper Arlington High School Upper Arlington, Ohio Member, National Art Honors Society
    • 1988-1989 Richard Montgomery High School Rockville, Maryland Member, International Baccalaureate program