Employee Communications     Media Relations    Strategic Planning    Marketing Communications


Danielle Sittu, ABC

Professional Experience

Phelps Dodge Corporation
Director, Corporate Communications - May 2001 to Aug. 2002 
Manage global strategic internal and external communications programs including employee communications; Human Resources communications; local, national, international and trade media relations; crisis communications; strategic executive communications; financial communications; issues management; and internal and external Web communications.

Manager, Corporate Employee Communications - Nov. 1999 to May 2001
Manage strategic internal communications programs including global employee communications; town hall and special events; Human Resources communications; and internal Web communications.

AG Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Lucent Technologies
Director, Human Resources Communications - Jan. 1999 to Nov. 1999
Manage strategic Human Resources communications initiatives including compensation; benefits; pay for performance; communications coaching; marketing communications; and HR branding.

Corporate Communications Specialist II - Sept. 1995 to Jan. 1999
Manage strategic internal and external communications programs including marketing communications; community relations; employee communications; publications management; Human Resources communications; local and national media relations; executive communications; and internal and external Web communications.

First Interstate Bank
Regional Communications Project Manager/Editor - March 1993 to Sept.1995
Managed multiple employee publications simultaneously; wrote video scripts; managed regional United Way campaign; wrote executive speeches; managed segments of regional employee recognition program; developed and coordinated employee forums for CEO.

Sales Consultant - (May 1991 to March 1993)
Customer Sales/Service Representative - (Oct. 1990 to May 1991)
Customer Service Analyst/ Loan Adjuster - (Nov. 1989 to Oct. 1990)


IABC/Phoenix Communicator of the Year (2001)
The Communicator of the Year award is IABC/Phoenix's highest honor. It recognizes the outstanding contributions of a communication professional to the profession and to the chapter. The Communicator of the Year consistently demonstrates communication excellence. The Communicator of the Year upholds high ethical standards of the profession, works to improve the profession through involvement with IABC and other organizations, serves as a mentor, contributes to the community through volunteer efforts and demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning.

IABC International Gold Quill Winner (2001)
For more than 25 years, IABC's Gold Quill Awards program has been the hallmark of excellence in business communication. From the many thousands of entries submitted throughout the years, only the most outstanding communicators have been honored with this coveted award.

IABC/Phoenix Copper Quill Award of Excellence Winner (2001)
IABC/Phoenix Copper Quill Award of Merit Winner (2000)
Society of Technical Communicators Award of Distinction Winner (1998)
Society of Technical Communicators Award of Achievement Winner (1997)


Professional Affiliations

Danielle Sittu is very proud to have held a leadership position on the IABC/Phoenix board of directors when the chapter earned the distinguished honor of being named International Chapter of the Year three times during the decade 1990-2000, and again during 2000-2001.

IABC Southern Region Executive Committee Member and
  Chapter Services Director (Present)
IABC Accreditation Proctor, Mentor, and Portfolio Reviewer (2000-Present)
IABC/Phoenix Volunteer (2001-Present)
IABC District 5 Executive Committee Member and
  Chapter Services Manager (2002-2003)
IABC/Phoenix Past President (2000-2001)
IABC/Phoenix President, D5 Senior Delegate (1999-2000)
IABC/Phoenix Executive Vice President, D5 Junior Delegate (1998-1999)
IABC/Phoenix Vice President, Development (1997-1998)
IABC/Phoenix Vice President, Education (1996-1997)
IABC/Phoenix Vice President, Member Services (1996-1997)
IABC/Phoenix Volunteer, Professional Development Committee (1995-1996)
IABC/Phoenix D5 Hospitality Committee Member (1994)


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations, Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Telecommunication. 

Accredited Business Communicator, International Association of Business Communicators.



Contact us by telephone at
(602) 826-6939 or via email at daniellesittu@cox.net