Carolyn Pione Micheli, 53, is senior vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for The E.W. Scripps Company. She also oversees The Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Carolyn handles long-term communications planning and directs the execution of those plans. She is responsible for the company’s image both externally and internally. She works closely with the CEO and directs executive communications, board communications, media relations and employee communications.
In the investor relations portion of her role with Scripps, she provides counsel to outside analysts and shareholders, executive leadership and the Board of Directors on all investor relations and communications-related issues.
Prior to coming to Scripps, she was communications director for CincyTech, a public-private seed-stage investor focused on startup technology companies in Southwest Ohio. She developed the strategy for telling the stories of CincyTech and its portfolio companies to investors and a wide variety of other constituencies in the entrepreneurial economy.
In 2006, after serving as a deputy business editor and writer, she became business editor for The Cincinnati Enquirer. She led an award-winning staff and directed coverage for breaking and enterprise business news in the Greater Cincinnati area. Her work concentrated on the local market but also extended into the national economy with the financial crisis on Wall Street. She has worked for numerous publications and began her career at The Associated Press.
She is a member of the leadership team at Saturday Hoops, a program focused on helping underprivileged youth build their self-esteem and set goals, and runs its Huddle program every Saturday from January – May. She serves on the board of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati and is a member of its Racial Justice Committee, and she is a trustee of the Scripps Howard Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati.
She is a 1991 graduate of Miami University of Ohio and received a master’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University in 1996.