Posted: August 31, 2015
Kent, Ohio – Sandra Reid, vice president, corporate communications and strategic planning for The Davey Tree Expert Company, recently earned certification in communication management from the Global Communication Certification Council.
Reid is among six graduates who successfully met the rigorous qualification requirements. The graduates are from across North America and include communications professionals at The American Cancer Society and networking equipment giant Cisco.
Reid said she viewed the certification as an opportunity to see how she measured up to the professional standard for communication management.
“I’m driven by the idea that there’s always a better way,” Reid said. “I refuse to allow Davey to accept the status quo and enjoy and excel at figuring out how to achieve results.”
The Global Communication Certification Council, an initiative of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), represents the communication industry worldwide and serves as an autonomous governing body for the Global Communication Certification Program. The Council’s purpose is to create and maintain an internationally recognized standard of communication excellence, based on global understanding of key principles and job competencies.
Since joining Davey in 1986, Reid has worked in numerous corporate communications and marketing capacities. She has served as editor of the company magazine, The Bulletin, company spokesperson, manager of public relations and manager of corporate communications. In 2009, she was named manager, corporate communications and marketing, and oversaw the integration of Davey’s corporate communications and marketing functions. In 2013 Reid was promoted to vice president.
Reid is a recipient of the Best of Davey Leadership Award and is a former member of the company’s President’s Council. She holds a Master of Arts degree in organizational management from The University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a dual major in marketing and public relations, from Ohio Northern University.
The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,000 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 35 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.