Professional synopsis

My career spans several phases. I started in international economic development as a project manager, analyst and program manager in a number of countries, primarily in agricultural development and particularly in economic policy change.

In the 80’s I moved into market research, marketing management and public relations. That work led to engagement in formulating market strategy and to using large-group facilitation methods to collaboratively develop corporate strategy.

I have been consulting in communications strategy, using my previous experience combined with a degree in graphic design to focus on communication of complex information.

Experience summary

Principal, LobsterShell Design and Marketing Strategies, Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts. (1989-present) Consulting assignments in strategic planning, market research, organization development and training. Graphic design through LobsterShell Design.

Knowledgeworker DesignShop™ Cap Gemini/ Ernst and Young, LLP and MGTaylor Corporation, Palo Alto, CA and Hilton Head, SC. (1997-2001) Knowledgeworker for large-group strategic planning events: co-design, writing, research, video, production, real-time scribing, music programming.

Associate, Jackson Jackson and Wagner, Public Relations Counsel. Exeter, New Hampshire (1990-1991). Public relations assignments and survey research for public and private sector clients. Research included developing surveys, managing data collection, coding results, analysis and presentation of findings to clients.

Marketing Director, the Charles/Donald Group, Inc., Architects and Engineers. (1987-1989). Marketing Director for architectural and engineering services in design and construction management of hospital imaging units. Developed collateral materials, managed proposals, negotiated partnership relationship with imaging manufacturer.

Consultant, Business Strategy Group, Abt Associates. Cambridge, Massachusetts (1986-1988). Design, management and analysis of national market research projects.

Senior analyst, area marketing manager, Abt Associates, International Economic Development Area. Cambridge, Massachusetts (1983-1986). Senior analyst and Marketing Manager for International Area.


I am an M.A. graduate of Indiana University/ Bloomington with work to the doctoral dissertation level in public administration and policy studies and a minor degree in international business. I attended the US Agency for International Development program on planning and evaluation on the Logical Framework. In 1981 I did further advanced business training at the Stern School of Business at New York University. I have continued with education in strategic planning techniques, large group facilitation, marketing and organization change for large systems. In-progrress-Graphic Design Certificate Program at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts.


French: Reading and spoken competence, good.

Please download a PDF of my resume here.