Richard K. Palmer
32200 Hennepin Street, Garden City, MI 48135 • 734-560-2791


Professional Experience

Committee Communications Representative/Lead Equipment Service
Northwest/Delta Airlines, 2006 — 2011

• Conceived, designed, and maintain intranet employee website
• Redesigned and maintained district CEO's website
• Wrote feature articles, photographed events, interviewed subjects for website
• Designed special publications: posters, handbills, brochures, and PowerPoint presentations
• Taught basic website creation to peers
• Designed fundraising cookbook
• Performed various communications/PR duties and projects, successfully meeting objectives and timelines

Communications Representative
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, 1998 2006

Performed various communications duties as needed for 600,000-member organization
Managed multiple simultaneous projects, successfully meeting objectives and timelines
Wrote feature articles, photographed events, interviewed subjects for full color magazine and website
Conceived and designed twice-weekly online bulletin
Wrote and designed special publications: handbills, brochures, and PowerPoint presentations
Taught basic website creation and developed training material for classroom use
Taught layout and design of newsletters and brochures
Performed public relations duties and responded to media inquiries
Designed organization calendar
Conceived and performed news podcasts
Wrote speeches, operated teleprompter

Communications Director
Air Transport District 143, 1991 1998

Wrote, edited, photographed, designed 16-page monthly for 43,000 member organization
Designed special publications
Designed and implemented multi-page website
Performed public relations duties and responded to media inquiries

Editor
Detroit Air Transport Local Lodge 141, 1987 1991

Designed 8-page monthly publication for 3,500 member union local
Wrote featured articles, edited content, photographed people and events


Technical Summary

• Taught week-long workshops on basic website creation (html and wysiwyg) in Dreamweaver and Frontpage
• Taught week-long layout and design workshops — creating newsletters and brochures in Pagemaker
• Developed training materials/manuals for classroom use
Extensive experience with Dreamweaver and FrontPage in development of professional websites
Proficient working with Pagemaker and InDesign for the creation of print material
Skilled in both Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop for graphic design
Familiar with many software applications: word processing, multimedia, file transfer, content management


Professional Training

Dreamweaver website development and maintenance, ICS Institute, Alexandria, Virginia — 2004 
Final Cut video editing, Macintosh Users Group, Towson, Maryland — 2002 
Video shooting and editing, Minnesota Telecommunications Network, Minneapolis, Minnesota
— 1996   


Employment History

Northwest/Delta Airlines, Romulus, Michigan 1979 - 1991,  2006 - 2011
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 1998 - 2006 
Air Transport District 143, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 1991 - 1998 

Education

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 1971 - 1974


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