Jodi Huffman has dedicated nearly 20 years of her career to developing internal communication programs that engage employees and help organizations deliver better business results. During a long tenure with Bank of America, Jodi directed national and regional internal communications, and helped lead a major culture change for 180,000 employees.
Since joining ROI Communication in 2006, she has worked with a range of Fortune 500 clients on major communication initiatives including intranet launches, employee surveys, and helping leaders and managers become more effective communicators. Recently, Jodi played a key role in planning and implementing a comprehensive communication program to align employees at a leading global software and services firm. The company had nearly doubled in size through a major acquisition and needed its diverse and geographically dispersed employees to understand and embrace the same vision, mission and values. Subsequently, the International Association of Business Communicators recognized this work with its Silver Quill Award of Excellence.
“I find it very rewarding to help people at all levels of a company connect with their organization, come together as one team, and understand how their day-to-day work contributes to the company’s overall success,” she said.
Before becoming a member of the ROI team, Jodi provided communication and design consulting services for a variety of clients and managed communications for Akesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a start-up drug development company. In this external communication role, Jodi led creation of the company’s new brand identity, website and media and investor relations materials.
“I believe that effective communications need to be visually appealing,” she said. “Content is king, but you have to deliver it in a compelling way, too.”
Jodi received her B.S. in Business Administration in 1986, from Ohio State University.