Kathryn (Kay) Goulding

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Huntsville, Alabama, United States
2 Skills

Professional Summary

Marketing/Communications professional with over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of public relations, marketing, event and corporate identity programs .

Professional Strengths

•Ability to absorb and synthesize large and varied amounts of information and identify key connections

•Rapid and in-depth understanding of customer challenges and working environment, along with a passion to provide information targeted at helping customers successfully meet challenges

•Highly proficient at writing and editing including the ability to ask the right questions, listen carefully, and grasp technical details and reframe them at a level appropriate to the audience

•Ability to independently organize, plan and prioritize work to consistently meet stringent deadlines

•Ability to identify and establish valuable working relationships with co-workers, customers, academia, industry experts and media representatives

Professional Experience

Marketing/Communications Manager
Meridium, Inc.
2007 – May 2014
Published 75 issues of monthly e-newsletter on time, every time. Newsletter consistently generated largest number of monthly web visits of any single monthly email campaign. Responsibilities included identifying and developing monthly content, management of production, review and distribution activities and analysis of key metrics for evergreening of corporate marketing strategies.

Doubled the quantity of company whitepapers. Identified knowledge gaps and worked directly with internal and external company subject matter experts in the development of solutions-oriented content.

Developed over 50 case studies. Identified potential customers for compelling case studies, worked one-on-one with customers in content development and successfully obtained corporate approvals.

Founder, President
Industrial Communications, Inc. (ICI)
1993 — 2007
Established to support the reliability community, ICI founded RELIABILITY®Magazine, pioneered the first reliability and maintenance bulletin boards, hosted annual conferences and seminars, and successfully managed the largest maintenance and reliability industry association. Key activities included:

Recognized the potential for the development of a publication directed at upper-level maintenance professionals. Directed the design, production, content development and editing of over 85 issues of RELIABILITY®Magazine. Topics included vibration, lubrication, reliability centered maintenance, thermography, enterprise asset management, asset performance management, root cause analysis, life cycle engineering, etc. Management and leadership topics included operational excellence, cultural change, safety, certification, training, etc., as well as reporting of independently conducted ICI research.

•Event/Marketing Manager
Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
Over four year period increased conference attendance from 325 to 995 attendees while reducing conference expenses by 25%. Responsible for site selection, contract negotiations, development and execution of promotional strategies and materials, exhibition sales, off-site and on-site staff management and budget management.

Public Relations Manager
Computational Systems, Inc. (Currently Emerson Process Management)
1989 — 1993
Positioned company as market leader through the development and placement of articles in major maintenance publications, secured record number of speaker opportunities for company representatives at major industry trade shows, managed second company user conference doubling previous attendance, managed and promoted company Predictive Maintenance Program of the Year increasing participation by 30%.

Private Consulting
Assisted in the strategic development of corporate branding programs for both technical and non-technical companies including marketing, communications and public relations campaigns. Successfully served as liaison between client and internal teams to ensure campaign objectives were met and messaging was cohesive.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin — Madison
Major: American History
Minor: Marketing
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing