Susan Amari

Freelance Journalistic Writer & Press Release Writer

Location:Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
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2357 Falmouth Rd. Akron, OH 44333 T: (216) 339-4247 E:

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR HAWKEN SCHOOLS ( 2012-PRESENT) Responsible for all creative copy in magazine, The Hawken Review, published twice a year; all Marketing Copy, including brochures, and mailings; all writing/editing of Head of School philosophical statements and speeches; all press release composition and placement.
WRITER & REPORTER (10 YEARS) Portfolio of over 400 published articles, including numerous articles in the Plain Dealer; weekly columnist for the Medina Gazette, Sun Newspapers (Reporter, Education, Akron), Universe Bulletin, Chagrin Valley Times, Cleveland Women Working. Selected articles also included in compilation books, Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul, Cup of Inspiration for Women, Cup of Inspiration.
MARKETING OFFICER for Summit Academy Schools, and The Ohio State University Extension. Produced and created all forms of marketing materials including newsletters, correspondence, brochures, press releases; public relations functions with media, parents and educators.
SKILLS USED: written communication, including writing and press release placement; production of all marketing copy; completion of all copy, including features in external magazine and creative direction of magazine; public relations, including handling of media requests and relations, and Head of School correspondence; research skills, including those needed for article interviews
Loan Officer, (12 YEARS) PNC Bank (2006-2011) and Key Bank. Positions included Commercial Loan Officer (PNC), responsible for commercial analysis and small business loan decisions; Private Client Loan Officer (National City), decisioned multi need loans (residential, commercial, private), for top tier bank clients (Net Worth 1M plus). Mortgage Loan Officer (Key Bank), managed the Service, Operations, and Escrow divisions of the Mortgage Loan Department, a staff of over 30 people. Handled all top tier mortgage loans and personnel decisions.
SKILLS USED: analytical, including ability to correctly analyze corporate tax returns, and corporate year end statements to extrapolate future performance. Management skills in personnel and budgetary performance of department. Customer service skills, especially in the area of successfully handling the needs of top tier clients.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Feature Writing, Women in Communication (Akron Chapter) Finalist, National Essay Contest presented by Family Circle & Dove
Marietta College, Bachelor of Arts, History, Education, Minor, English; Cleveland State University, Post-graduate work, History