Eileen Normile Weir

Professional Employment History

Impress, Inc. May 2008 – present
Owner/President present

Chiefs Charity Game Coordinator
Coordinate all aspects of the Chiefs Charity Game including developing fundraising materials and processes, publicity, internal and external communications, multi-media presentations and special events; act as the liaison between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI)

Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
Manager of Public Information and Media Services

  • Act as a direct liaison for the Director of Public Relations
  • Develop themes and formulate effective and consistent media messages. Manage daily flow of requests for information and materials from local and national media.
  • Prepare facilities for all press conferences and solicit media participation. Coordinate player interview requests. Compile materials for weekly press release and coordinate mailing.
  • Interview and select public relations assistant and public relations interns. Oversee responsibilities of public relations staff including responding to incoming requests for information, maintaining players’ photo and clip files and compiling materials for weekly media packages. Develop team policies regarding charitable requests.
  • Press Box Manager/Field Operations
  • Coordinate all public relations record-keeping functions. Manage budget for public relations department. Assist in NFL Draft Day and training camp operations.
  • Manage all game day press box operations including press box layout, distribution of press credentials, post game press conference and staffing. Manage weekly credential request list and determine media list. Design, coordinate and issue all press credentials.
  • Act as liaison for network producer and visiting public relations representative and service their needs. Assist in network production meeting. Devise and oversee policies as they pertain to credentials and press box operations.

Kansas City Chiefs President’s Achievement Award Recipient, 1994

Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
Columnist
Write weekly on-line column for www.kcchiefs.com and periodic reviews of books relating to sports

The Examiner
Columnist
Write weekly “Town and Gown” society column for daily newspaper covering social and civic events in Eastern Jackson County

Progress Independence
Founder
Public Relations Consultant
Established Missouri Not for Profit organization to encourage engaged citizenship in the City of Independence. The organization coordinates and executes public education forums, presenting citizens with fair, non-biased, non-partisan information on critical community issues.
Perform all aspects of public relations, media relations, and publicity tasks for local not-for-profit organization, including development of strategic plan, composition and distribution of all press releases and related materials, and fund raising appeals. Responsible for administrative duties including data base management, Web site content management, and correspondence.

Education

Le Moyne College August, 1986-
Syracuse, New York May, 1990
B.A. English/Communications, Dean’s List

State University of New York at Albany August, 1991-
Post graduate course work in English Literature August, 1992

 

Community Involvement and Memberships

 

Jackson County Historical Society, Board of Directors 2004- 2008

  • President, Board of Directors, 2007-2008
  • 150th Anniversary Committee, 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home, Event Chair, 2008-2009
  • 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee, Event Chair, 2008
  • Priests of Pallas Ball Steering Committee
  • Sponsorship Co-Chair,2005, 2006
  • Nominating Committee Chair, 2004,2005
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, 2005-2006


Junior Service League of Independence 2003- present

  • Provisional Committee Chair, 2009
  • Resource Development Co-Chair, 2008
  • Capital Campaign Chair, 2005-2007
  • Property Chair, 2006
  • Program Chair, 2004
  • Provisional Class President, 2003

Harry S Truman Library Institute, “Wild About Harry” Committee 2001-present

  • Logistics Co-Chair, 2008
  • Event Chair, 2007
  • Food and Beverage Chair, 2006
  • Logistics Chair, 2005
  • Food and Beverage Committee, 2004
  • Logistics Co-Chair, 2003
  • Event Chair, 2002
  • Sponsor Party Chair, 2001

The Haberdashers, Young Friends of the Truman Library, Chair 2005-2006

Progress Independence, Co-Founder 2005-present

Independence for Public Safety Campaign Committee 2004

Heartland’s Next Generation – Truman Heartland Community Foundation 2004

  • Development Chair

Citizen’s Committee on Public Safety 2003

Union Station Kansas City, Science City Gala Committee 2003

  • Business Development Co-Chair

Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing 2003

  • Public Relations Committee

Friends of Turning Point, Eastern Jackson County 2002-2004

  • Board of Directors
  • Publicity Chair

Community Association of the Arts 2000-2002

  • Publicity Chair

Cultural Arts Coalition 2000-2002