Carolyn Pione Micheli, 49, is vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for The E.W. Scripps Company.
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 oversees media relations as well as employee and board communications and works closely with the CEO in preparing public speeches and other presentations.
She also provides counsel to Wall Street analysts and shareholders, executive leadership and the Board of Directors on 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 serves on the board of economic development agency REDI Cincinnati and on the leadership team of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative program Saturday Hoops. She is a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 39.
She is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and received a master’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University.