We Advise, Strategize, Train, and Engage.
Managing Communications assists clients to move to the next level, whether its launching a new business or meeting goals for growth or improving the way they do business through effective communications strategy and implementation. We have been delivering marketing, public relations, and internal communications solutions for the past 20 years, and our team has over 40 combined years of communications experience.
Do you have a concern over how to target a critical market segment? How will you communicate a change which could impact your employees’ productivity for months? Have you found it impossible to engage effectively with potential clients through your current social media and other content focused strategies? Communications often requires the objective advice and hands on experience of an outsourced partner.
Susan Long-Molnar, Owner, Managing Communications Consulting
Susan Long-Molnar is a lifelong professional communicator who uses over 35 years of experience assisting business owners and their employees to communicate effectively so they exceed their business goals and retain, hire, and engage their employees. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a BA in Theatre Arts/Communications and a minor in English, she began a teaching career, moving in 1976 to Virginia Beach to teach at Princess Anne High School. Ten years later, her first business, an advertising and PR firm, grew to a point she needed to leave teaching. After five years of entrepreneurship, she began an 11-year corporate jaunt in communications management, first at Sentara for fourteen different business units, then as the Mid-Atlantic Internal Communications Manager at Cox Communications, and lastly, with USAA, as the Mid-Atlantic region Director of Corporate Communications. In 2002, that entrepreneur spirit resurfaced. Today, she celebrates Managing Communications’ 20th Anniversary, a firm which has focused primarily on strategic planning, consulting, and communications and leadership training and development.
- Serving three-year term on the Virginia Department of Education Career and Technology Advisory Council
- Founder of SEVA Women in Leadership Roundtable
- Local, regional, and national internal communications trainer for wide range of industries and associations
- Hampton Roads Chamber, Norfolk Division 2022 Cochair, Education/Workforce Development, Past Board Chair for two terms; Former Executive Board Member
- Chair, Hampton Roads Small Development Business Center (HRSBDC) Small Business of the Year Awards
- Recipient of Women in Business Award 2007 from Inside Business
- Recipient of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award 2008 from Regent University’s School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship
- National Past Chair 2003, Employee Communications, PRSA (Public Relations Society of America)
(1968-1972) Bachelor of Arts, Communications and English, Eastern Kentucky University
(1982-1994) Graduate Studies-William & Mary, Old Dominion University, Regent University
Kathy L Robinson, Senior Consultant, Talent Development and Leadership, SPHR, GPHR, CPTD, SHRM SCP
Kathy Robinson has always been interested in how people learn, understand, adjust and develop. She began her career in a non-profit setting assisting young adults transitioning from school to employment. She moved to the for-profit world when she decided to focus on organizational and talent development. Her experience spans small mom-and-pop businesses to large corporations (Cox Communications, Dollar Tree Stores, and Comcast) and from leading regional development efforts to directing training teams in reshoring national centers. She has managed corporate teams/efforts across four time zones using technology to support the calibration of workforces across multi-functional centers.
Led development efforts in both non-profit and for-profit organizations
Directed enterprise level change management initiatives
Coached senior executives on communication and collaborative leadership skills
Facilitated team interventions, strategic focus groups, and curriculum design/development/evaluation
(Since 2004) Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
(Since 2006) Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
(Since 2007) Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD, previously CPLP)
(Since 2015) SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM SCP)
(1989 – 2003) Licensed Professional Counselor (VA; Vocational, Rehabilitative, and Systems Focused)
(1975-1979) Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, King University
(1981-1985) Masters of Education, University of Virginia and Post-Masters Studies for Licensure