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Hi! I’m Aubrey.

I’m a storyteller first, writer and marketer second. I have a knack for not only making emotional connections, but also connecting the dots and finding the story. Every marketer likes to say they think “outside of the box;” I’m going to be honest: I’m not even sure where the box is.

I’m a natural-born storyteller with a serious love for words. Somehow my love of popular fiction landed me in marketing, where over the past 18+ years I’ve done a little bit of everything. Content marketing, however, is my jam. Which makes sense, with the whole storytelling thing and all. I’m also a passionate fan of the Oxford comma and correct apostrophe usage. I’ve also been called a Grammar Diva a time or two. No, I’m not ashamed about that. At. All.

  • Favorite question: “Why?” followed closely by, “How?”
  • Favorite animal: llama (I’m kind of obsessed)
  • Favorite book: This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite food: Tex-Mex
  • Fun fact: I’m an admin and co-owner of the largest global Polin Discord

My Strengths

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Storytelling

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Writing

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Marketing

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Curiosity

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Hyperfocus

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Sense of Humor

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Experience

CONNECTED DISABILITY ACTION NETWORK GLOBAL CO-LEAD
Cisco, Inc. | June 2023-Present

As the Global Co-Lead for the Connected Disability Action Network (CDAN) Inclusive Community, I champion the interests and represent Cisco’s disabled and neurodivergent community. My role involves driving inclusivity initiatives, shaping policies, and serving as an ambassador both within Cisco and in external forums to foster a culture of diversity and accessibility.

CONTENT ENGAGEMENT LEAD, GLOBAL PARTNER MARKETING
Cisco, Inc. | April 2022-Present

As the Engagement Content Lead in Global Partner Marketing, I manage the editorial calendar and blog strategy; write and edit blogs, thought leadership, and executive communications; work closely with social media and global comms; work cross-functionally across Cisco to ensure messaging and legal compliance; etc.

CISCO GLOBAL PARTNER MARKETING PROGRAM MANAGER/CREATIVE STORYTELLER
Trilyon, Inc. | April 2020-April 2022

As a part of Cisco Global Partner Marketing (GPM) I worked cross-functionally to market to, through, and with Cisco partners via partner success stories, thought leadership, and other content as needed.

CORPORATE CONTENT WRITER/CONTENT MANAGER
Kony, Inc. | January 2016-October 2019

Corporate Content Writer/Content Manager for Kony, a leading cloud-based low-code application development platform. As a member of the brand team, I was primarily responsible for Kony’s voice, which meant a lot of writing and editing, and a lot of work cross-functionally.
MARKETING PROGRAMS SPECIALIST
Pyramid Consulting (Contract position with Dell Software Group) | October 2013-November 2015
Remote Marketing Programs Support for the NAM Dell Software (now Quest Software) Campaign team, working with Campaign Managers across entire Dell Software Group product offerings.
MARKETING PROGRAMS MANAGER
Zenoss | October 2012-July 2013
Event planning and logistics for webinars, corporate tradeshows, and community (open source) trade shows and speaking gigs. Day to day execution of marketing programs, including drip and lead gen programs, landing pages, lead management, campaigns, etc., utilizing various marketing tools.

Areas of Expertise

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Writing

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Branding

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Graphic Design

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Video

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Website Design