Fisher Communications, Inc.

Sheri Leonard with Fisher Centennial ArtworkAs the Director of Communications and Special Projects Manager for Fisher Communications, I was the liaison between the corporate executives and employees, building employee confidence in Fisher’s business strategy and improving internal communications. I led the design, development and implementation of the company’s intranet; handled internal and external corporate communications; and collaborated effectively with all levels in the organization.

KOMO 4's Dan Lewis and Kathi Goertzen with Sheri Leonard

Pictured with Fisher Centennial Celebration Emcees Dan Lewis and Kathi Goertzen.

I also was selected by the CEO to spearhead Fisher’s Centennial Celebration initiatives which included managing multiple complex projects such as creating a museum exhibit, a one-hour TV special, an online interactive timeline, a commemorative 3D shadowbox depicting 100 years of history, collecting “salutes” from ABC network talent, hosting a community dinner party and company-wide celebrations, publishing a coffee-table quality book and more! Simultaneously managing more than a dozen projects, the Centennial team surpassed goals of sharing Fisher’s history with the community, honoring the Fisher family, thanking clients, recognizing Fisher’s innovative employees and acknowledging the company’s commitment to community. I was recognized as a finalist for a 2011 National Stevie Award and won a Distinguished Honoree medal from the 2011 International Stevie Awards for my work on this project.

For more than 10 years as a member of Fisher’s corporate team, I proofread, edited wrote and distributed corporate communications including press releases, presentations, Board and employee memos, HR materials, emails and web content. I researched and wrote material for internal and external use and was responsible for all content on Fisher’s intranet. I also was on the team that produced Annual Shareholder Meeting videos and Fisher’s Centennial Celebration one-hour television documentary. I worked closely with Fisher’s Board of Directors, was involved with investor relations, and handled corporate-giving administration responsibilities.

Fisher Fitness Challenge Awards Party

Fisher Fitness Challenge Awards Party

At Fisher I also created and implemented the company’s wellness program, and the program won the American Heart Association’s “Fit-Friendly” award for three consecutive years and the “Worksite Innovation” awards for one year.

As the Executive Assistant to the CEO, I provided professional and efficient administrative support including calendar management, travel arrangements, meeting and event planning, preparation of presentations and reports, and purchasing office supplies. I proficiently managed daily operations with a positive attitude, discreetly handling confidential matters and assisting with Board Meeting and Annual Meeting of Shareholder preparations. I managed corporate contributions, the Qwest Field (now CenturyLink) suite, and created and implemented the company’s wellness program.