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ADAM HARRIS

18 Hampton Court, Morton, IL 61550 309-657-5612 | harrisadam@hotmail.com

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST Dynamic and creative professional, leverages expertise with global communications management, writing, presentation, media relations and marketing to deliver forward-thinking, innovative communication solutions aligned with organizational goals and objectives. Highly adept at developing and implementing solutions focused on driving organizational growth, revenue and profitability. Works collaboratively with all levels within organization and recognized for effective partnership and brand management. ▪

Managed and Led Communication Plans Through Multiple Organizational Changes, Impacting 10,000 employees.

Worked on critical projects including transferring website with over 40,000 pieces of content to a new platform. Collaborated with over 150 web authors and editors to find new platforms for their content and reduced content to 1,500.

Incorporated and utilized innovative and forward-thinking communication strategies including video communications and dynamic presentations with Human Resources communication plans. Videos have been seen by over 1,700 employees and 350 new employees.

Increased Peoria-area United Way Campaign Contributions 2% from 34% to 36% Year-Over-Year.

COMPETENCIES Corporate Communications Corporate Culture and Change Speech Writing/Editing Project Management Human Resources Strategic Analysis Corporate Social Responsibility Process Innovation Cross Team Collaboration Marketing Strategy

Professional Overview COUNTRY FINANCIAL 2015-Present Communication Project Manager, Bloomington, IL Develops messages, presentations and speeches for executives for internal and external audiences. Serves as communication project lead for business partners throughout the enterprise ensuring projects support the corporate Vision, mission and objectives. ▪ Developed idea and communication plan for Your COUNTRY Story employee engagement project; the social media video generated 18,000 views on Facebook. ▪ Teamed up with internal designers to create first Enterprise Business Services interactive PDF. ▪ Managed communication plan for company-wide Employee Engagement Survey with 83% participation. CATERPILLAR, INC. 2006-2015 Division Communication Specialist, Morton, IL (2011-2015) Accountable for the development and implementation of communication activities, meetings and events utilizing innovative methods including new technology to communicate with employees. ▪ Published a weekly employee newsletter reaching 7,000 global employees. ▪ Created Learning and Development opportunities for global employees by developing 32 Facility fact sheets, hosting 30 Employee Development and Leader Development Forums, and writing 40 project communications. Graphic Production Analyst, Peoria, IL (2009-2011) Served as Communication Leader for Technical Information Solutions 250 employee department, and responsible for creating, reviewing and revising serviceable parts, illustrations of Caterpillar products for use in parts information used by dealers, customers and internal partners. ▪ Translated department’s strategic goals and vision into employee communications through website management, email updates, videos, FAQ’s and all employee meetings.


ADAM HARRIS 309-657-5612 | harrisadam@hotmail.com

Professional Overview continued… ▪ Created Over 350 Technical Illustrations for Parts Manuals for Customers Worldwide. Communications Coordinator, Peoria, IL (2006-2009) Provided oversight as Managing Editor of 5 Global publications seen by over 90,000 Caterpillar Customer Service Points in North America, Latin America, Australia, and China. Accountable for management of strategy and communication requirements for product fairs advertising and promotions. ▪ Partnered with the products group to plan, develop and release a variety of marketing materials that supported enterprise business plan. ▪ Achieved $800,000 in equivalent ad value from publications and re-purposing articles for use in Trade Press Publications. Recognized by Caterpillar Corp Brand Gallery for exemplary brand use. ▪ Restructured publication budget and saved Caterpillar $80,000. COUNTRY FINANCIAL, BLOOMINGTON, IL 2006 Media Relations Intern Supported Media relations activities including research and execution of a proactive news media campaign to complement marketing efforts and drive business growth. ▪ Assisted in identifying key audience, developed message points and established timeline and schedule. ▪ Created press kit including news releases, tip sheets and fact sheets for Cover What’s Yours Campaign. ▪ Pitched to print and broadcast media, placement in WTMJ-TV (NBC Milwaukee) newscast. ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY TV-10, NORMAL, IL 2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant Taught Journalism to 25 students and assisted the News Director with handing out daily assignments to students. ▪ Developed, coordinated, and communicated news assignments to students and provided advice, guidance and feedback on assignments. WMBD-TV (CBS AFFILIATE-PEORIA), PEORIA, IL 2001 - 2004 Senior News Producer Collaborated with the Assignment Editor, News Director, and Reporters in planning live daily 5:00pm newscast while working within strict deadlines. ▪ Wrote and edited news stories in a crisp, clear manner. ▪ Produced 2004 Election Night Coverage. ▪ Nominated for 2005 Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for Best Early Evening Newscast. Education Master of Science, Communication, Illinois State University, Normal, IL Bachelor of Science, Communication, Illinois State University, Normal, IL Community Service

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

The Stand-Up Chronicles (2009-2015) I United Way Success by Six (2009-2015) Junior Achievement (2010-Present) I Generation United Serve Executive Board Member (2016-Present) Technical Skills Proficient in: Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Visio, Yammer) Apple Products (iMovie, Garage Band, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Photos) Adobe Experience Manager, Web Content Management, Box, Connections

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