"I believe that when girls know that they are capable of doing just one thing they didn’t think they could do, they unleash the power to do everything else they might do. And that makes the world a better place for all of us."
Skees provides organizations, corporations and early stage companies with brand and messaging strategy, corporate social responsibility and sustainability consulting, and communications innovation. Sandy works in the sustainability, cleantech and social sectors, creating programs to organizations a way to focus, share, and motivate change in the world – change that values people, respects planetary resources, and fosters prosperity through campaigns that are relevant, authentic and transparent. Her expertise is in building accessible, inspirational and shareable messaging with compelling back-stories – narratives that increase support, encourage advocacy and ensure success.
Through work with Fortune 100 companies, early stage innovators and industry associations, Sandy has experience with corporate, citizen, NGO and governments on environmental issues, energy creation (solar and biofuels technology), energy management and the Smart Grid, as well as: corporate initiatives for risk mitigation around resource constraints, recycling, waste management, food and agriculture. She ran her own firm, Communications4Good, before joining Fenton where she served early stage and Fortune 500 companies. Previously a partner at Porter Novelli, she managed the global HP account team in 20 programs, processes and predictive integration points as a framework for ensuring global implementation of cutting edge communications techniques.
Sandy sits on the Advisory Board for Sustainable Brands, EORM (an environment, health, safety and sustainability corporation) and Bellevue University’ media & communications department. She is a TedxSantaCruz organizer and founded the Yes & Circle of Change and 100+Women Who Care giving circle to accelerate localized social change. She spends as much time as she can running and biking, sitting on beaches, and learning something new every day.