My Resume

Judith E. Foy

2220 Miller Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103
(734) 646-3645
judithfoy09@gmail.com

Proven creative communicator and strategist!

As communications consultant,

broadcast executive,

social marketer,

web content specialist and producer,

speechwriter and commentator, you get extraordinary value in services received.

Communications: Results!

  • Award winning producer (Peabody, Emmy, Scripps Howard) for national project management, creative content and writing
  • Communications consultant creating award winning (CIO100) intranet and brand of excellence for Washtenaw County, MI, government
  • Successful social marketing campaign library millage, passing 57% to 43%, in three municipalities experiencing the brunt of Michigan’s economic downturn
  • Successful, engaging communications for "Blueprint to End Homelessness", a ten- year plan to end homelessness in Washtenaw County, MI including events, print, video and online outreach

Experience

Foy Communications / New Work Media, LLC
1995 – Present
Extensive consulting work with public sector clients on special initiatives to create internal and external strategic communication. Other projects include:

  • Downtown Development Authority Ann Arbor, MI
    Develop external communications using social marketing and conventional models to engage and influence the community on often controversial DDA multimillion dollar initiatives.
  • Washtenaw Literacy Coalition
    Designed and implemented communication strategies for regional three-day promotion featuring Steadman Graham; National coverage set the scene for future Coalition successes and funding development.
  • Washtenaw Area Teens for Tomorrow
    Founding communications – print & web
  • Washtenaw County Parenting Help Group
    Convened and led six local organizations to one portal/voice with founding communications, web site
  • "A Place to Call Home" Calhoun County, Michigan: Initiative to End Homelessness
    Developed broad-based communication strategy to engage community in the initiative; Managed video production and created print materials.
  • State of Michigan, Bureau of Juvenile Justice
    Produced, wrote, and directed training & promotional videos as national teaching tools

New Work Media /Acting Public Information Officer Washtenaw County Communications
2001 – 2009
Internal & external communications consultant, acting as PIO for County Administration, Washtenaw County government in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • Accountable for strategic communication and development of communication infrastructure to reach, engage and develop 30+ departments spanning eight communities of interest, 1300-plus employees.
  • Developed and implemented government intranet that became a national model (eCentral)
  • Wrote and published weekly administrator?s update, commissioner constituent updates and strategic news releases branded county leadership, internally and externally.

WCVB-TV – Boston, Massachusetts
1982 – 1994
Rose through the ranks at one of the nation?s premier commercial television production stations to become Executive Producer in charge of WCVB?s award-winning public service initiatives. Created public-private partnerships with local, regional and national non-profit groups, government agencies and businesses to use in-depth television programming and community outreach in tackling critical issues including racism (A World of Difference); teen drug abuse (Don’t Be Pushed!) and secondary education (Great Expectations). Campaigns became national in scope through syndication to 100+ TV affiliates.

Awards & Acknowledgements!

  • George Foster Peabody Award
  • J. C. Penney-University of Missouri, Columbia, Journalism Awards
  • Gabriel Awards
  • Emmy Awards New England & Top Ten National Emmy finalist for Public Service
  • Scripps Howard Award Beat Reporting, South Florida Management District

Publications

  • CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties – Emerging Trends & Practices – Chapter 3: "The Evolving Role of Today’s CIO: One Story Going Forward" – publication date: June 15, 2009, by Public Technology Institute and ITEMS International
  • Beyond e-Government & e-Democracy: A Global Perspective – Chapter 20: "From ‘Administration’ to ‘Support’: Creating a Knowledge Culture in Washtenaw County";
    published by Public Technology Institute and ITEMS International, 2008
  • Many Ways of Seeing – Editor; Braille & Text Collaboration: University of Michigan School of Art & Design and Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled, 2008

Education

  • University of Michigan Journalism Fellowship (Knight Wallace Fellows) Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • – Portfolio and References Available Upon Request –

    My resume is also available in PDF format.