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When professional experience can get you where you want to go and say what you want to say.


Stephanie M. Harwood


"Stephanie is that rare individual able to ask all the right questions and turn the conversation into an informative, interesting piece of work." -- Barb Himes, Director of Education and Bereavement Services, First Candle

"I hope you find this book helpful; you certainly helped make it a lot better." - James E. Lukaszewki, Why Should the Boss Listen to You? 

"I'd first like to thank my editor, Stephanie Harwood, whose invaluable encouragement and endless patience with my misplaced modifiers kept me moving forward." - Ken Richters, Not So Innocently Abroad

Stephanie has been in the field long enough to "get it" quickly and can bring real-world perspective to help you, whether it's with written material, planning or programs. Some examples:

  • An internal communications program that included department restructuring, and a branded campaign to launch the organization’s first employee engagement survey.

  • Online marketing communications content, news releases, articles and B2B media relations for a leading pharmaceutical processing trade show.

  • Marketing counsel for an emerging online community.

  • Crisis communications planning for an international consumer packaged goods firm.

  • Multi-year team management for an annual non-profit fundraising campaign.

  • Multi-level communications for a national infant health non-profit, including website content, news releases, media articles, grant narratives, blog posts and fundraising materials.

  • Marketing launch for an online research company, including project management of a virtual team, news releases and online content development and editing. 

  • Auditing back-office business communications to clients and agents for a financial services company, making inventory structure and brand-voice alignment recommendations.

  • Writing an ongoing series of client-bylined articles for a maternal and infant health medical journal.

  • Revitalizing and re-launching a university's employee newsletter, including redesign and restaffing. The result won a PRSA Mercury Award.





Stephanie led national communications for maternal and child health as VP, Communications for the March of Dimes, supporting mission outreach, revenue development, corporate sponsors, grants, government affairs, crisis communications and staff/volunteer training.

She also conducted internal/external communications as VP, Corporate Communications for Porter Novelli, an Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) subsidiary, including the 40-country launch of the PN International brand and PN's first Web site and Intranet.

She helped brand managers and corporate communicators in Fortune companies as Senior Account Supervisor at ABI and began her agency career in California, serving clients in professional and financial services, real estate, health care and entertainment. 

She holds an MS in Communications Management from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. 

She is also accredited (APR) in Public Relations and is a board member of the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).


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