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Background to Achieve Results

Corky Thacker is well versed in solving problems and increasing sales through integrated marketing communications programs. Her communications career of 25+ years includes awards for journalism, creative communications, and sales. Articles and columns she has written under clients' bylines have appeared in leading trade publications such as Machine Design, Medical Design News, BioPharm, Drug Delivery Technology, U.S. Tech, Ceramic Industry, Plastics Additives & Compounding, Tribology & Lubrication Technology, Compoundings, Retail Construction Magazine, Professional Retail Store Maintenance, Powder Coatings, and others.

Corky was graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, with a major in advertising and a minor in business journalism.

She acquired a solid foundation in retail advertising as account executive for Pulitzer Publishing Company's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and applied that fundamental sales knowledge to business-to-business marketing with 3M/Media Networks, Inc.

As creative project head and account manager for Maritz Performance Improvement Company, a $2 billion privately held firm, Corky analyzed clients' distribution channels and created communications and incentive programs to increase sales or to achieve other client objectives.

She has served several advertising agencies as copywriter, new business specialist and account supervisor. She formed Corky Thacker Communications, Inc. in 1999 to provide planning and execution of marketing, public relations, and corporate communications programs for business-to-business and technical clients.