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Marla
braswemc@live.com
832-294-5655
3511 Hunstanton Court
Katy, TX 77450
Change Management Consultant
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Summary

Organizational change management ? Communications

  • Extensive expertise leading large-scale global change initiatives affecting multiple business units
  • Balances strategic vision with hands-on management style and ability to execute effectively
  • 10+ years of successful organizational change management with history of well-prepared stakeholders

Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Role Design & Alignment
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Communications & Engagement
  • Change Impact Analysis
  • Global Initiatives
  • Change Management
  • Business Readiness
  • Project Management

Experience
Change Management Consultant
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 2020 - present

Conducting change impact assessment, developing stakeholder engagement plans, and determining and delivering communication and training needs. Engaging with product owners to create and execute change management plans. Supporting product owners and stakeholders in business/site engagements. Supporting portfolio activities such as stewardship, replication playbooks, training materials and benefit capture processes.

  • Developing change management plan and communication plan based on stakeholder analysis and change impact assessment.
  • Developing detailed training needs analysis and training plan.
  • Working on a mature agile team.
Agile Methodology Change Management Product Owner Stakeholder Engagement
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Change Management Consultant
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 2019 - Jan 2020
Houston, TX

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Managed the communication and change management for Supply & Trading IT initiatives. Drove stakeholder engagement, leadership alignment, impact analyses, learning/training, communications, organizational readiness, deployment and adoption measurement. This included planning, designing and executing change management as the means of ensuring faster adoption and utilization.

  • Worked strategically (setting vision with leaders) and tactically (executing on the work).
  • Identified and analyzed change impact, assessed organizational readiness and determined the change management strategy that mitigates risk and maximizes employee engagement.
  • Developed and executed detailed tactical plans for change management, communication and training.
Change Management MS Visio Stakeholder Engagement
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Change Management Lead
Jan 2015 - Jan 2018
New Orleans, LA
Led change initiatives by creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximized employee adoption and usage and minimized resistance. Focused on the people side of change
  • including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures.
  • Applied a structured methodology and led change management activities.
  • Assessed the change impact.
  • Completed change management assessments.
  • Created change management strategy and plan.
  • Created actionable deliverables for the five change management levers: communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan.
  • Developed communication plan and communication materials.
  • Supported training efforts.
  • Supported organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities.
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Change Management Consultant
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Fort Worth, TX

(contract)

  • Responsible for managing the communication and change management deliverables for a global SAP ERP implementation.
  • Developed and managed the communication & change management strategy and plan.
  • Conducted stakeholder analysis and change readiness assessments.
  • Created on-going communication materials to impacted users.
Change Management ERP SAP Stakeholder Engagement
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Change Management Lead
Information Technology
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Houston, TX

(contract) Managed the people side of change to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. Responsible for the design, development, and delivery of training, communications, and business readiness events for a large IT program implementation. Developed and executed plans for measuring adoption and success.

  • Developed and managed change management and communication plan.
  • Conducted stakeholder analysis and change readiness assessment.
  • Developed training plan and training materials.
  • Created on-going communication materials for impacted users.
  • Assembled readiness team for implementation.
  • Facilitated smooth transitions to new processes in all affected departments
Change Management Stakeholder Engagement
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Change Management Lead
Information Technology
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Houston, TX

(contract)

Led Organizational Change Management for an IT transformation project. Managed entire change process, developed communications strategy, conducted change readiness assessment, managed organizational alignment, stakeholder analysis and provided end-user training.

  • Developed change strategy and plan.
  • Developed communication plan.
  • Created communications for each user group-presentations, newsletters, SharePoint communication site, written communications, desk drops, quick reference cards, etc.
  • Led stakeholder management.
  • Developed change readiness plan.
  • Created change impact analysis.
  • Managed organizational alignment.
Change Management MS SharePoint Stakeholder Engagement
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Change Management Lead
Information Technology
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Houston, TX

(contract)

  • Responsible for preparing the organization and its people for process and technology changes to the business.
  • Developed a set of actionable and targeted change management plans, including communication plan, sponsor roadmap, training plan and resistance management plan.
  • Applied a structured change readiness approach and methodology.
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Communication & Change Manager
Information Technology
Jan 2006 - Jan 2010
Houston, TX

Led communication, knowledge management and information management for global Exploration & Production Procurement and Supply Chain Management (E&P PSCM) organization. Brought in during period of great change and charged with establishing formal communications framework, developing information management system and leading development of a knowledge management framework.

  • Developed global communications framework and strategy, including communications plan, branding, and toolkit to be used by communication employees throughout the global organization.

Led Change Management for ERP-SAP Implementation for Financial, HR, Work Management and Procurement change out system.

  • Manage entire change process, developed integrated communications strategy, managed role design, organizational impact analysis and alignment, stakeholder analysis and provided end-user training.
  • Developed Change Agents within the organization.
  • Utilized Change Methodologies from Accenture, IBM and Infosys.

Supported the Procurement and Supply Chain Management function with Change and Communication materials for the re-organization and assessment of the department.

  • Change Communications regarding the re-organization.
  • Talking points for Line Managers.
  • Website information for employees on the re-organization changes, and on re-applying for new roles.

BP, London, England 2004 - 2006

E&P Projects & Engineering Communications Director

  • Recruited by new VP to help implement 5-year global strategy. Accountable for developing communication strategy and plan, creating all communication materials, delivering training and presentations, and coordinating conferences and other events. Managed the change management for this strategic change initiative.

BP, London, England

Director, BP Global Sponsorship 2002 - 2004

  • Assigned to develop coherent strategy for global sponsorships. Managed $200 million in sponsorship expenditure globally. Cut annual sponsorship spend 50% while dramatically improving impact and brand awareness.

BP, Atlanta, Georgia 2000 - 2002

Director, Retail Marketing – BP Southeast Business Unit

  • Managed marketing department with accountability for convenience stores marketing, fuels marketing, advertising, category management, field merchandising and training. Led team of 35 and managed strategic planning, budgeting, pricing, contract negotiation, vendor relations, merchandising, signage, product mix, store layout and performance analysis.
Change Management Stakeholder Engagement Contract Negotiations Project Management Strategic Planning
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Manager, C-Store Marketing
Information Technology
Jan 1993 - Jan 2000
  • Recruited by Amoco to implement category management processes into convenience store business and retained after merger with BP.
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Education
Bachelor's in Science
University of Connecticut
Skills
Change Management
2021
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Stakeholder Engagement
2021
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Contract Negotiations
2010
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Project Management
2010
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Strategic Planning
2010
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ERP
2015
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MS SharePoint
2013
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MS Visio
2020
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SAP
2015
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Agile Methodology
2021
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Product Owner
2021
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