Elaine is a Senior Employee Engagement Specialist at Qualcomm where she helps to manage fun global engagement programs, executive sessions with employees and internal communication plans. In her free time, you’ll find her on the dance floor, being a tourist in San Diego or stand-up paddle boarding on Mission Bay.
Oxnard, CA (aka The Strawberry Capital of the World)
San Diego (Mission Valley), CA
IABC Member Since:
“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” – Amy Tan
When I’m not working, you could find me …
Cutting a rug on the dance floor, cruising on a stand-up paddle board around the bay or being a tourist in my own city.
Three words that best describe me:
Creative, thoughtful, outgoing
My Life in Communications
The biggest communications challenge I’ve faced …
Is working through technical challenges when preparing a communication piece for launch.
My favorite communications memory is …
Coordinating a secret flash mob and communicating covertly with about 50 employees for a surprise performance at our companywide all hands meeting.
The most important communications or professional lesson I’ve learned is …
To ask more questions and to provide a product or service that is easy for the end-user to understand or use.
Resources that I really find useful and recommend to other communicators are …
I am a fan of the Grammar Girl website – not only for its grammar guidelines but also its useful life tips.
The most valuable thing about my membership with IABC is …
I really value the networking opportunities and the idea-sharing sessions. I’ve picked up best practices from them.
You should know this about me …
Every two years, my family and I host a medical mission in the Philippines and see over 1,500 people in one weekend. We provide free consultations with doctors, minor surgeries, dental work and health education.
Senior Employee Engagement Specialist, Qualcomm
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