Work experience


Since March 2004:

Consultant with güttler+klewes communications management (member of the komm.passion group), Düsseldorf Areas of expertise: Issue Management, Change- and Corporate Communications


August 2002 - February 2004:

Policy Officer with The Institute of Public Relations, London (UK),

Europe’s largest and most influential PR association. Areas of expertise: Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Affairs, International Relations.


June - July 2002:

finished Master´s thesis in Richmond, Virginia (USA)


April - June 2002:

Consultant with Buescher & Hofschulz PR consultancy, Bonn and Berlin

· title: "Head of Radio Communications" and Online Editor

· advised clients such as DaimlerChrysler, Vodafone, Dresdner Bank, VW

· was responsible for a €250,000-budget

· trained and led a team of five

· modernised the structure of the radio-communications department

· attracted new clients


October 2000 - March 2002: PR trainee with Buescher & Hofschulz


Summer 2000 - June 2002: freelance radio journalist with

· Deutsche Welle / Deutschlandfunk radio, Cologne

· WDR radio, Cologne (biggest non-commercial station in Germany)

· Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk radio, Berlin; Radio Bremen


Summer 2000: intern with the US Magazine Forbes Global, Frankfurt


1998 - 2000: intern, later freelance-journalist and sports reporting manager with Radio RPR, Koblenz and Cologne (one of the biggest private stations in Germany)


1997 - 1998: internships with Fremantle TV-Production Company (today Pearson Media Group) and two smaller radio stations.


Additional skills

· fluent in English, basic knowledge in French and Spanish

· presenting and speaking (by means of courses and workshops)

· working knowledge of Sponsorship, Corporate/Crisis Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility/Non-      financial reporting and Media Relations

· competent in MS Office, Digas, Cutmaster, Cobra data base

· attended workshops on International Public Relations, Business Skills, and Creativity Techniques in London as  well as Sports Marketing and Sponsorship workshops in Hamburg and Frankfurt


Further activities

· active member of the German PR association (DPRG) (spokesman for PR professionals in the Cologne-Bonn and Duesseldorf - region, Junioren Rheinland), the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), and the British PR Association (IPR).

· engaged in lobbying activities for the European PR Confederation (CERP) in Brussels

· initiated new discussion series about sports-marketing at the German Sports University of Cologne

· official member of the jury for the German PR awards 2003 as IPR representative

· official member of the jury for the Rumanian PR awards 2003 as IPR representative

- regular speaker at national PR conferences



since summer 2003: studying for a doctorate of economics, topic: intercultural differences of PR: Germany - UK - USA

2001/2002: Master´s thesis about integrated marketing communications (survey among 100 German companies involved in sports marketing) to order click here

1998 - 2002: student at the Institute of Sports Communications,
German Sports University, Cologne

1997: Abitur (final examination, comparable to A-levels in the UK and to High School diploma in the US)

born 21 April 1978, Bonn, Germany

German citizenship (German mother tongue)