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Kit Thompson


Communications pro with more than 15 years of editorial and digital experience, amplifying innovative solutions and translating broad strategies into specific objectives with measurable results.


Extensive writing, editing, people management and strategic communications experience. Digital experience includes broad range of CMS and open source platforms, Familiarity with  AI, machine and deep learning principles and applications. Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, basic CSS, Google Analytics, mobile and responsive design, agile development principles. W3C Certified in Web Accessibility (W3C), member of Web Accessibility Initiative Group.


WILLIS TOWERS WATSON, Boston, MA, June 2013 – Present
Director, Implementation Consulting

Client-facing consulting role in HR Technology, working in fast-paced, agile development environment to produce and implement consumer-grade portal for global Fortune 500 customers. Manage implementation process from requirements gathering through design and testing, including card-sorting, in pursuit of an exceptional digital employee experience. Consult with clients on personalization strategy, governance and on-going support. Lead a QA team to fine-tune content (editorial and design) and fix any technical issues. Partner with Product team to improve UX/UI, conduct application testing and training of colleagues and clients.

KITALIA, LLC, New York, NY, January 2012 – June 2013


Digital and social strategy consulting for organizations looking to integrate emerging technologies with best practices in social media, digital communications, design, branding and content development. Clients included:  Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. Contracted to help manage successful multi-agency migration from legacy CMS platforms to SharePoint 2010. Worked directly with agency contacts at Digitas Health, Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications, Razorfish Healthware to develop site collections, test functionality, brand portal, establish portal governance, UX and introduction and socialization of the new destinations. Created instructional documentation and participated in on-site training.


AMERICAN EXPRESS, New York, NY, June 2003 – December 2011

Director, Online Communications & Social Media


Digital Communications
Worked closely with public relations staff to develop rich digital content to highlight company news and successes with interactive components (video, slideshows, quick polls, etc.) for multiple uses: press conferences, social channels, global intranet, executive blogs. Led strategy and development of global intranet content, design and governance. Presented with Chairman’s Award for Innovation and 20+ monthly department-wide awards.

Enterprise Social

Designed and managed successful executive blogging program, including visual identity and governance, and developed usage analysis to highlight 10,000+ monthly page hits and hundreds of employee comments. Led development (branding, UX, promotion and monitoring) of global discussion forum. Led team of IT professionals in strategic planning, vendor relations and usability testing of numerous internal platforms including Jive, Salesforce, Yammer and others.

PEARSON EDUCATION, New York, NY, October 2001 – June 2003

Communications Writer/Web Editor

Marketing and Public Relations

Wrote press releases, newsletters, media alerts, backgrounders and feature articles and successfully pitched to digital, print and television outlets. Partnered with editorial directors across 40+ imprints to source and develop stories highlighting the breadth and depth of company offerings.

Website Development

Partnered with Chief Creative Officer to relaunch company website to reflect the rich library of content from pre-K to higher education and digital offerings. Distilled content to promote brands with the development of Flash movies from hundreds of book covers. Managed global intranet and oversaw redesign to bring Web 2.0 to a legacy system



New York University - B.F.A., Film & Television Production. Philosophy minor degree

University of California, Berkeley - Communications, Cinema Studies



WC3 Web Accessibility certification

The Business of Business-to-Business Publishing, New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Center for Publishing


University of Southern Maine Institutional Review Board (IRB) – community board member
The Greater Portland Immigration Center – content development
Lighthouse International – volunteer reader to the blind
United National Online Volunteers Program – grant development

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