As many of you know, Eric & I take time out from our lives as “civic avengers” to tend to our alter egos as advertising executives during the old 9-5 (if only those were the hours we worked – ha!).  Since returning to Cleveland I’ve spent my days as the Director of Studio Services & Content Generation (longest. title. ever.) at Uppercut Motion & Sound.  I post about my staff & our work from time to time and you all know how proud I am of them & what we do.  We’re like a little family in the heart of Cleveland’s Warehouse District and while I have so enjoyed spending each and every day with this team, I felt it was time for a professional change.

This one is a rather big and exciting change for me.  I’m trading in my agency card to take a walk on the wild-client-side.

Come Monday, I will be taking on the role of Marketing Director for Saks Fifth Avenue in the Cleveland market.  The role also allows me to work with corporate and others in the region to continue to build world-class retail experiences here in Cleveland (something our city really needs to stay competitive with other markets, particularly those where people like Eric and I moved from).  I have meetings in New York next week and will be back in town come Monday, 5/21.  I believe my background in luxury marketing (nationally/regionally/locally) will help me through the transition and I’m just so excited to learn.

I’m thrilled to be joining such a phenomenal team.  Wish me luck!