Stephanie has more than 15 years of corporate communications experience, including both agency and in-house roles. Her specific areas of expertise include reputation management and recovery; business transformation communications; crisis and issues management; financial communications and investor relations. She has managed both internal and external programs and has extensive experience across a variety of sectors, including financial/professional services, chemicals, agribusiness, food and manufacturing.
Before joining Reputation Partners, Stephanie was responsible for leading North America communications and public affairs for Nouryon Chemicals (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals). One of her main responsibilities included crisis training and rapid response, acting as company spokeswoman during multiple incidents. She was also responsible for leading employee engagement; executive communications support; and leading all internal and external regional communications during the company’s spin-off from AkzoNobel.
Prior to her in-house role at Nouryon, Stephanie spent 12 years on the agency side leading large-scale corporate communications programs at FleishmanHillard and G&S Business Communications with a client roster that includes Syngenta, Archer Daniels Midland, Advocate, American Family Insurance and CDW. Much of her work was focused on reputation management and recovery, as well as crisis training and response. She also managed multiple communications programs to support business transformations such as IPOs, mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs.
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What’s your favorite part of your job?
Helping clients navigate through the challenges of managing issues and crises and knowing your counsel essentially helped protect their brand and reputation in a potentially damaging situation.
If you could have dinner with a famous person (past or present) who would it be and why?
Gordon Ramsay. And not just because he’s my favorite chef. I’d want to take on the challenge of making the dinner to prove I could cook a perfectly seared scallop and avoid being called a donkey.
What quote best describes your outlook on life?
“It’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.”