Hi, I'm Lawrence Hovish, a communications professional with 10+ years of experience.
Lawrence Hovish is an award-winning communications professional with a proven track-record of unifying culturally and geographically diverse populations. Drawing on his experience as a journalist, Lawrence Hovish helps companies cultivate strong corporate cultures by tapping into to a universal desire of all employees – whether a person is an entry-level employee or a CEO or whether that person hails from suburban Chicago or rural Nebraska – to share their successes, hopes and stories with others. “Great companies strive to achieve a corporate culture that embodies their ideals and unifies employees,” Lawrence Hovish says. “Shared consciousness, however, is not simply born from mission statements and mantras. Rather, strong corporate identities are carefully cultivated through shared experience.”During his tenure in corporate communications, Lawrence Hovish has explored what it means to be a member of an organization, chronicling that experience through the development of multi-faceted communications programs. While internal communications is a personal passion for him, Lawrence Hovish’s interest and capabilities also spread to external communications. Whether it is a media contact, government official, NGO representative or investor, Lawrence Hovish is able to connect with interested stakeholders to develop mutually beneficial relationships. Quick to adapt, Lawrence Hovish revels in the new experience he encounters on a daily basis as a communications professional and embraces opportunities to grow personally and professionally while having a noticeable impact on dynamic organizations.
Lawrence Hovish's Background
Lawrence Hovish's Experience
Sr. Communications Manager at AngioDynamics
November 2008 - Present | Latham, NY
Manage internal and external communications, engaging all levels of the organization from the manufacturing floor to the C-suite to drive dynamic campaigns. Key accomplishments include driving a practice development focused public relations initiative that resulted in a +10% increase in sales from accounts served and cultivating a corporate culture through a robust, people-focused internal communications program. Work directly with the CEO and CFO to support investor relations activities, including earnings calls, analyst days, tours, presentations and press releases. Led cross-functional teams to develop a new corporate website, international intranet and lean manufacturing communications platform, and served as a key member of the integration team on a major acquisition. Function as a key liaison with industry organizations and chambers of commerce, as well as manage corporate giving. Maintain financial responsibility for a $380k budget and serve as direct manager of a multi-media specialist.
Internal Communications Associate at Alstom Transportation Inc.
October 2006 - November 2008 | Rochester, NY
Built and managed internal communications for North American operations, including an Intranet, newsletters and announcements. Served as Acting Regional Leader during 2007, driving corporate level internal initiatives, and assisting with policy development and external communications. Recruited National Geographic for a special publication highlighting the future rail transportation in the U.S., and was selected by the North America executives to conduct face-to-face customer satisfaction reviews.
Sunday Editor at The Evening Tribune
May 2004 - October 2006 | Hornell, NY
Led a team of 12 as Sunday editor.
News Editor at The Leader-Herald
2002 - 2004 | Gloversville, NY
Started as a reporter and was promoted to lead reporter, and subsequently news editor.
Co-Founder/Editor at Salvage Magazine
2001 - 2004 | Albany, NY
Co-Founder and editor of Albany, N.Y., literary magazine.
Reporter at The Independent
2001 - 2002 | Hillsdale, NY
Covered municipal government and school districts, and maintained paper’s Web site.
Reporter at The Colonie Spotlight
2000 - 2001 | Delmar, NY
Covered Town of Colonie and North Colonie School District.
Lawrence Hovish's Education
State University of New York at Oswego
1996 – 2000
B.A. Liberal Arts
Concentration: Mass Communications/Political Science
Activities: Student Government and Sheldon Leaders
Lawrence Hovish's Interests & Activities
Cooking, writing, poetry, political theory, gaming and film.