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Gabriela Lechin-Wiescholek
Senior Communiocations Executive , Global Agency
Houston, TX, United States
Bilingual (Spanish, English) accomplished communications leader and chief storyteller with over 20 years of experience in global integrated marketing communications, public and media relations, branding, conflict resolution and crisis communications.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Communications, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Accomplished communications leader and chief storyteller with over 20 years’ experience driving teams to achieve concrete growth and impact through application of communication best practices. Well-versed in increasing client and organizational success through innovative multi-channel campaign development and execution while upholding organizational values and maintaining a positive brand narrative. Recognized as growth catalyst by leveraging digital and integrated marketing capabilities to drive consumer awareness and brand recognition. Strong ability to translate performance metrics and market analyses into strategic communication action plans for internal and external audiences. Active Security Clearance.


- Expert in global integrated marketing communications, public and media relations, crisis communications and conflict resolution across multiple industries, departments and across the globe.
- Advanced marketing knowledge, building and implementing omni-channel campaigns to maintain a positive brand reputation while increasing visibility for growth.
- Highly adept communicating complex topics to all audiences by creating and dissemination unified stories.
- Strong project management background, leading teams through end-to-end operations to deliver on-time, under budget results.
- Excellent communicator and collaborator, working cross-functionally to introduce new processes, programs and strategies for meeting corporate and customer goals.
- Extensive social advocacy background and volunteering in development programs in South Africa, Australia, Latin America, and New Zealand. Advised, developed, and lead women and girls’ empowerment programs in Argentina and the Amazon in Venezuela.

--PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

BCW GLOBAL, San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA
Executive Vice President (EVP) – Managing Director West Coast Market
04/2021 - 04/2022

BIRMINGHAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC
Chief Communications Officer
04/2020 - 04/2021

GLOBAL RESULTS COMMUNICATIONS
Senior Vice President
06/2015 - 03/2020

SEVEN-G, LLC, Fort Lauderdale & Miami FL
Senior Director of Communications
05/2005 - 05/2015

APPOINTY SOFTWARE
Co-FOunder and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
07/2008 - 04/2014

GAVILAN VINEYARDS, Miami, FL & Mendoza, Argentina
Vice President (VP) Marketing Communications
09/2009 - 03/2013

HYLA U.S. GASSMANN, INC., Coral Springs, FL
National Marketing Director
12/2003 - 07/2005

ATURVENTURE VENEZUELA, Caracas, Venezuela
President / Creative Director
02/1999 - 09/2003


--SELECTED AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

- Strategic Marketing Campaigns
- Branding & Storytelling
- Multi-Channel Campaign Strategy
- Transformative Product & Technology Capabilities
- Data-Backed Campaign Development
- P&L Management
- Business & Revenue Growth
- Brand Messaging
- Multimedia and Design
- Online Marketing & Social Media Management
- Crisis Communications & Conflict Resolution
- Business Growth & Development
- Communication Problem Solving
- Cross-Functional Communication
- Cross-Functional Alignment
- Project Management
- Business & Financial Stewardship
- Staff Leadership, Development & Oversight
- Stakeholder Relationship & Negotiation Skills
- Partnerships and Fundraising
- Consumer Awareness, Interaction, & Monetization
Education:
--EDUCATION:

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Master of Science Degree | Major: National Security Affairs
Completion Date: Currently Enrolled (expected 12/2015) | GPA: 4.0

Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Bachelor of Arts Degree | Major: Communications
Completion Date: 12/2003 | GPA: 4.0


---Relevant Training:

* Business Analysis, Clear Spring Business Analysis, Boynton Beach, FL, United States, 2013
* Sommelier and Winemaking, Escuela Internacional de Hotelería y Turismo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010
* Vineyard Management, Escuela Internacional de Hotelería y Turismo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010
* AutoCAD Software, Instituto de Arquitectura y Diseño, Caracas, Venezuela, 2000
* Advertising Design and Photography, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1993 and 1997

--COMPUTER SKILLS:

* Microsoft (MS) Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Internet browsers and online research.
* Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud: Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Photoshop.
* Web development: WordPress, SEO, HTML, and CSS; including Social Media tools and Google Analytics.
* Video editing: Final Cut Pro, QuickTime, and Camtasia.
Affiliations and Achievements:
--AFFILIATION:

- PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PRSA) / Member
- SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS (SPJ) / Pro Chapter Member
- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATORS / Member
- ANITA BORG INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY / Member
- WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (WITI) / Member
- AFRICAN IMPACT / Global Ambassador
- CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL / Member and Sponsor


--LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English: Speak, read, and write at advanced level
Spanish: Speak, read, and write at advanced level

--VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
* African Impact, African Wildlife Big 5 Conservation Project, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2014
* Marine Animal Rescue Society, Miami, FL, United States, 2004
* Involvement Volunteers Association, Victoria, Australia, 1998 to 1999
* Underprivileged Youth Outreach, Caracas, Venezuela, 1989 to 1991

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Spanish
    Nationality:
    United States
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/gabylechin/
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