I could not be more pleased to announce that Michele Landry is further expanding her leadership role here as a Principal of Tanis Communications. Michele has been with Tanis for the past two years as executive vice president and has been a tremendous partner to me, successfully leading and growing our public relations and employee communications practices, as well as driving strategic planning and positioning for Tanis clients.

In her new role, Michele will now oversee all client services and lead our extended team across the full breadth of programs — brand, messaging, public relations, social media, employee communications and marketing programs.

Michele has 25 years of experience working at agencies and in-house in a range of strategic communications roles. Her depth of experience and industry knowledge in software, storage, retail, Internet and semiconductors makes her an excellent advisor to clients in all tech sectors. Her story telling and strategic messaging talent brings clients tremendous value, integrating communications to create a powerful strategic advantage.

At semiconductor leader Spansion, Michele oversaw communications during three company transitions. First she joined the company after it spun out of AMD and prior to its IPO. She later rejoined Spansion in 2010 to help transform the company following its emergence from bankruptcy and led marketing and communications for M&A, including the #110 million acquisition of two divisions of Fujitsu and the $5 billion merger with Cypress Semiconductor. During her tenure at Spansion she oversaw Spansion’s re-brand and positioning into a leader in embedded systems.

Previously Michele was at Openwave where she positioned the company as a leader in mobile data. Her programs at Openwave included thought leadership programs, including a series of roundtable discussions among telecom and mobile influencers and customers to deepen relationships and drive sales. Before Openwave, Michele was senior vice president of the Weber Group, where she led the Denver office and managed enterprise software and B2B Internet accounts, securing business press for clients and leading IPO communications for enterprise software leader J.D. Edwards.