I’m Carl Setzer, a long-time Seattleite, who’s lived across the globe and worked in myriad industries. A key focus of mine: writing. Pursuing that has led me through many institutions, roles and business types. I’ve written newsletters, crafted web content, sent out press releases, and many other such things.
A tech power-user and writer/communicator who has worked within many different business sectors, from the Fortune 100 to small offices with 3 people, retail and technology to real estate and (where I find myself now) construction. My work covers marketing and PR, project management, internal communications among other elements. Always seeking growth, progress, and positive evolution, every opportunity provides great rewards, no matter the outcome.
I’ve utilized many of the key tools changing us, such as email campaigns (Mailchimp as well as many CRM tools), websites (I’ve hand-coded a few, and have developed a delight for WordPress), and social media engagement via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, amongst other tools. I’ve both deployed these tools and managed content with the intent of building community in the internet age.
Much of my work, personal and professional, focused upon creating a sustainable future. I love science and technology, constantly trying to picture how new innovations will change our world. I’m comfortable with technology, yet understand how it fits into the larger historical and social context.
Currently, I’m managing the permitting processes for a construction company. My career covers several key Seattle area institutions, including Starbucks, Microsoft and a project or two at Amazon. At Starbucks my work encompassed project and team coordination centering on the Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs/Global Communications teams. A key focus area for me was environmental affairs and sustainable business practices. Additional work in Public Affairs and Advocacy with AARP, and initiatives with global trade and world wide finance at Microsoft round out a deep understanding of today’s business climate. Additionally, I’ve managed operations for businesses and nonprofits at many different scales.
As a long-time devotee of Stephen Covey and his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, I’ve long been focused on having a long-term vision, knowing my values and driving to make the world better. Focusing on “getting things done”, while keeping an eye on the future, I seek solutions that make positive change, that grow and develop with a focus, direction and vision.
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