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Meredith Moore Crosby's Bio:
Meredith Moore Crosby is an enthusiastic and diplomatic strategic communications executive leading award winning programs and global team building projects. Meredith has significant experience in issues management, media, and internal and management communications at Fortune 500 companies.
Meredith Moore Crosby is President and owner of Leverette Weekes, a management consulting and communications agency based in the Twin Cities. Meredith's corporate strategy focused the company's efforts on operations and talent development achieving profitable sales and acquiring new clients in her first year. Meredith is responsible for the company's innovative model of communications, coaching and consulting.
Well versed in global diversity and inclusion and corporate communications, Meredith works with companies and business leaders as an executive coach. As a member of Forbes Coaches Council, Meredith is a regular contributor to the narrative of second generation business leaders and the challenges of balancing entrepreneurship.
Meredith's accomplishments prior to taking the entrepreneurial leap include McDonald's Corporation, 3M and Comcast Cable.
- Created strategic plan that increased employee volunteerism and corporate contributions in markets with high potential for sales or negative situations.
- Established systems for applying for global awards, community/philanthropy investments, and executive communications evaluation.
- Led Global Women's Initiative winning 2011 Catalyst Award.
- Expanded reach of STEM projects in high-need communities with employee directed education grants.
- Increased engagement of 3M employees. Encouraged employee donations with employer match.
- Launched community building initiative with partners to demonstrate corporate citizenship in key US markets.
- Won Circle of Excellence award for establishing community relationships to help hire 50,000 employees on National Hiring Day.
- Directed media, crisis communications and social media around diversity, volunteerism and STEM.
- Launched 3M Science Sleuth campaign reaching 92,000 participants; increased interest in science by 60% of surveyed audience and won Silver Halo Award.
- Led more than 2,000 employees participating in 12 service projects as part of Comcast NBCUniversal Cares Day 2016.
Meredith Moore Crosby's Experience:
President at Leverette WeekesOctober 2016 - Present | St. Paul, Minnesota
Promoted from Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer in 2017. Small business owner and operator. Lead for day to day operations, corporate strategy and business development to revitalize Leverette Weekes. Meredith Moore Crosby provides executive coaching, communications and event planning services for corporate and nonprofit clients.
Author at "Getting Unstuck" A Guide to Moving Your Career Forward"Present
"Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Moving Your Career Forward,: tells the story of how one woman found the time and energy to overcome the battle for advancement in corporate America. Meredith Moore Crosby, who supported the most diverse senior leadership team in the history of the McDonald’s Corporation, shares unwritten rules and the advice of her mentors to evolve your dream job into your dream life, taking control of your time and designing a set of values to lead you onward. Her book offers a vision for aligning your purpose with partnerships to move your career forward.
Director of Community Investment at Comcast CableJanuary 2016 - November 2016 | St. Paul, MN
Innovative approach to change management and stakeholder engagement to build brand and reputation for Comcast community and diversity programs.
Director of Strategic Initiatives at 3M CorporationNovember 2013 - January 2016 | St. Paul, MN
Appointed to executive team to refocus educational investments to align with talent acquisition and build diverse pipeline of STEM professionals. Member of Conference Board Business and Education Council. Savoy Magazine "Mover and Shaker 2014." Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal "40 Under 40."
Director of Global Community Engagement at McDonald's CorporationOctober 2009 - November 2013 | Oak Brook, IL
Appointed by Chief Executive Officer to develop global strategy for community engagement across 119 countries. Member of Conference Board Corporate Contributions Council. Global Visionaries Award from Howard University. Diversity Woman Magazine "Power Suit". Black Enterprise Magazine "40 Rising Stars Under 40."
Director of External Relations and Brand Outreach at McDonald's USAApril 2006 - October 2009 | Oak Brook, IL
Promoted to Director in Global Inclusion and Intercultural Management Department in 2010. Co-founded Conference Board Diversity and Inclusion Council. Won Circle of Excellence award for establishing community relationships to help hire 50,000 employees on National Hiring Day.
Manager of US Communications at McDonald's USAApril 2006 - October 2009 | Oak Brook, IL
Promoted from Supervisor to manager in 2007. Served as lead speechwriter for US President and Chief Operating Officer, managing investor/franchisee relations, brand communications, and monthly sales communications. Ebony Magazine's "Top 30 Young Leaders under 30." McDonald's President's Award (top 1% of employees). McDonald's Young Professionals Network: Outstanding Employee Award.
Campaign Project Manager at Lincoln Financial DistributorsAugust 2005 - March 2006 | Fort Wayne, IN
Retail Investor Associate at Delaware InvestmentsAugust 2004 - August 2005 | Philadelphia
Selected for Lincoln Financial Group's rotational professional development program. Team lead for security classification process for retail investment portfolio.
Public Affairs and Corporate Contributions Specialist at VerizonMay 2002 - May 2004 | Arlington, VA
Public Relations Internship at Campbell MithunMay 2001 - August 2001 | Minneapolis, MN
Meredith Moore Crosby's Education:
CaPP Institute2016 – 2017Certificate in Personal Development CoachingActivities: Member of International Coaching Federation and Forbes Coaches Council.
Northwestern University2007 – 2009Master of ScienceConcentration: Managerial Communications
Howard University2000 – 2004Bachelor of ArtsConcentration: Journalism/Public RelationsActivities: Assistant director of public relations for Howard University Homecoming. Contributing writer to The Hilltop newspaper. Associate in the Dean's Office of Student Life and Leadership & Learning Institute.
Breck School1986 – 2000High SchoolActivities: Co-creator of Service Learning program. Multicultural student lead and after school teacher for lower and middle school students. Selected for Stairstep Foundation's Ghana immersion program to represent class of 2000. President of Minneapolis chapter, Jack & Jill, Inc.
Meredith Moore Crosby's Interests & Activities:
In her free time, Meredith enjoys speaking about the benefits of board service and serves on the national governing board of the Jeremiah Program. Meredith enjoys relaxing with family, learning new skills as an entrepreneur and planning Caribbean retreats to stay connected with her network. A constant learner, she loves practicing her Spanish and Mandarin while attempting to garden.