An accomplished media, journalism and public relations professional with profound expertise in various communication disciplines, most notably crisis communication, Ms. Chase is also an experienced issue and reputation management consultant, media trainer, presenter, and writer.
Ms. Chase’s broadcast journalism career includes positions throughout the Carolinas as news director, anchor, and reporter at the top news radio stations. She is the winner of numerous local, state, regional, and national broadcast news awards and past Executive Editor of ‘North Carolina Police Officer’, the official publication of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, the Asheville, NC native was the founding partner of two media relations consulting firms. Ms. Chase has broad experience in helping companies of all sizes deal with the informational needs of the media and other important stakeholders. Her work for C4CS® has included immediate on-the-scene response to a variety of crisis incidents as well as ongoing strategic communications advice and media and crisis communication training for senior managers.
Ms. Chase is past Global Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (iabc.com) and past Chair of IABC’s Southern Region (iabcsouthern.com), which is the largest region within IABC. Ms. Chase currently serves as President of the Charlotte Chapter of IABC and is also a three-time past president of IABC Charlotte in North Carolina. In addition, she is a long standing member of the board of the Radio-Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (formerly the Radio-Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas) and was the first woman elected President, serving two terms as head of the news professionals’ organization.
Awards and honors include: 50 Influential Women (Mecklenburg Times); 2000 Notable American Women; National Associated Press Broadcasters Enterprise Award; Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Award; IABC Charlotte Volunteer of the Year; South Carolina Associated Press Best Newscast.
Ms. Chase has served as adjunct professor at UNC-Charlotte, Winthrop University, the University of Bucharest, Romania, and Knoxville Business College.