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  1. 1. Ryan Bridges 41800 Manor Park Dr #70 Novi, MI 48375  313-347-6575  O B J E C T I V E To obtain a position working in the marketing and communications space S K I L L S • Social Media Maintenance • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite • Event and Project Management • Public Relations • Media Relations • Drafting Press Releases • Content Creation and Editing • Community Relations P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E Office of the Wayne County Executive Detroit, MI Jan 2013- present Sr. Communications Manager January 2015 - present • Serve as spokesperson for Wayne County Medical Examiner, County Roads Department and Executive Office • Serve as communications liaison for County restructuring team • Develop media materials (statements, press releases, advisories, fact sheets, etc.) • Field media inquiries about Wayne County departments, divisions and executive’s office • Build relationships with local, national and international media • Produce monthly media metrics report • Daily media monitoring, clipping and analysis • Serve as producer for weekly “Inside Wayne County” web series • Maintain Digital Media Coordinator responsibilities Digital Media Coordinator January 2103 – December 2014 • Maintained social media presence which includes Facebook and Twitter • Managed county website by updating content and uploading new posts • Created and implemented media tracking and scoring system • Researched, wrote and distributed press releases to targeted media • Coordinated and answered inquiries from media, individuals and other organizations, often via telephone and email • Served as project manager for county wide website redevelopment and redesign project • Served as public information officer for Fermi 2 Emergency Preparedness Exercise • Prepared talking points for Wayne County Executive • Organized press events • Organized and facilitate community outreach events Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Detroit, MI Feb 2011- Dec 2012 Communications Specialist • Maintained social media presence with reach to over 1000 friends/ followers on Facebook and Twitter • Prepared written scripts and field produced for 3 local access cable shows and 1 web series • Wrote and produced promotional videos and public service announcements • Planned, wrote and designed monthly internal communication newsletters • Coordinated, facilitated and established planning guide and sponsorship program for monthly health fairs/ lunch and learn series statewide • Wrote press releases • Pitched stories to the media • Worked on high level special projects • Served as department’s liaison to the Michigan Land Bank • Traveled with the Director of the department as support staff when needed E D U C A T I O N Wayne State University Detroit, MI Masters of Business Administration - Marketing -- December 2015
  2. 2. Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Bachelor of Arts – Journalism -- May 2009