President & CEO
I’m fortunate my career has provided me the opportunity to develop and tell stories for great companies and clients. I’ve built a strong track record of success in public relations, marketing communications and digital marketing with experience in a number of industries, including technology, cable and telecommunications, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods.
My background includes 10 years with Coors Brewing Company (now MillerCoors) in both public relations and marketing positions. I also worked with Sterling-Rice Group, directed global communications for hard disk drive manufacturer Maxtor and founded and managed my own public relations firm, which I merged with Metzger Associates in 2005 and we re-branded as MAPRagency in 2018. Despite the new name, we remain true to our roots doing the hard stuff that many agencies can’t or won’t try to tackle.
I’ve picked up a handful of awards over the years. I’m was proud to be named to the Denver Business Journal’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” list, and my work has won a Magellan Platinum Award from the League of American Communications Professionals, several Gold Pick Awards from the Public Relations Society of America and a Distinguished Communicator Award from the Colorado Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, among others.
When asked — or when the mood strikes me — I speak on social media, public relations and communications. I’ve been a panelist at BlogWorld in Las Vegas, hosted a day of Communitelligence’s Executing New Media Conference in Atlanta, served as a moderator and speaker for the Chicks Who Click Conference Series in the U.S. and Canada, been a panelist and session leader for PodCamp and WordCamp sessions in Colorado, and have recently done webinars on crisis communications and other topics for BizWest, The Alternative Board and others. I also moderated a panel on social media for the University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs.
In my spare time, you can usually find me on either a mountain or road bike, watching football or hockey or spending time with my family. In addition to the time I spent at the Kappa Sigma house when I was (much) younger, I managed to earn a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in German (no, I don’t know why) from the University of Denver.