Senior Risk Specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications field, twelve of which have involved the recovery of costs incurred as a result of third party damages. Her duties have included investigating damages to fiber cables, copper cables, service wires, poles, conduits, pedestals, optical equipment, cabinets, buildings, and motor vehicles; reviewing independent damage investigations and police reports to identify at-fault party; and determining man hours, materials, customer services, loss of use, and contractor costs required to repair damaged property.

She is knowledgeable in the intricacies involved with negotiating settlement of demand to recover all costs associated with the damage and the restoral of facilities and property, as well as being experienced in settlement negotiations with all parties and insurance companies.

Splicing and repairing copper, lead, and pulp cables and setting up manhole splices, aerial splices, and buried cable splices; installing aerial and buried terminals; and the reading of cable prints are some of many areas of expertise.  As a construction technician she worked in the digital electronic group and was responsible for turning up and testing Fujitsu products. These products are fiber fed and convert optical signals to electrical signal and back to optical signals for which she was trained while attending fiber fusion school.

She  has testified as an expert pertaining to her duties as a Senior Risk Specialist Manager and has participated in a number of mediations.

Academic Background

  • Columbus State College, Columbus, Ohio, Marketing, 1981
  • Hilliard High School, Hilliard, Ohio, graduated 1977


Professional Experience

  • RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, Senior Risk Specialist, November 2014 to present
  • AT&T, Columbus, Ohio, Senior Risk Specialist Manager, 2003 to present
  • Technical Support Manager, AT&T Columbus, Ohio, 2001 to August 2003
  • Construction Technician, AT&T Columbus, Ohio, 1995 to August 2001
  • Installation/Repair Technician, AT&T Columbus, Ohio, 1986 – 1995
  • Engineering Clerk, AT&T Columbus, Ohio, 1981 – 1986
  • Service Representative AT&T Columbus, Ohio, 1978 – 1981