Creating a better employee experience during a merger with Michelle Press, Director of Corporate Communications at Envoy Solutions

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About the episode

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This episode features an interview with Michelle Press, Director of Corporate Communications at Envoy Solutions. Michelle has over 25 years of experience leading merger and acquisition communications, community relations, and change management. Previously, Michelle’s leadership roles include KemperLesnik, UL Solutions, and Golin.

In this episode, Amanda and Michelle open their playbooks on mergers and acquisitions. They discuss the dos and don’ts of a communications plan, the channels and tech that help navigate this shift, and what Michelle has learned throughout her career.

01:42 Michelle’s background
03:41 Segment: Story Time
04:03 What Michelle learned during her first acquisition
06:53 Segment: Seat at the Table
11:50 How IC can be successful without a seat at the table
13:49 Segment: Getting Tactical
14:15 Dos and don'ts of a merger and acquisition communications plans
20:36 How Michelle uses channels and technology to help employees navigate a merger
34:00 Segment: Asking for a Friend

Guest information

Michelle Press

Michelle has more than 25 years of experience leading internal and external communications, change management, crisis and issues management, community relations, analyst relations and mergers and acquisitions communications.

Michelle currently serves as the Director of Corporate Communications at Envoy Solutions. Previously, she was Senior Vice President at KemperLesnik, Director of Strategic Communications and Crisis Management at UL, and Senior Vice President at GolinHarris.

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