Ms. Houston oversees all ACORE communications. She develops and implements ACORE's strategic communications plan which encompasses the acore.org and EnergyFactCheck.org websites, and annual reports, press releases, promotional materials, member communications, and multiple daily and weekly newsletters. She manages media relations for the organization and its many events.
Ms. Houston joined ACORE in January, 2009. She brings extensive experience in publication in multiple media, as well as in website creation and content development and management. She has worked in leadership positions at National Geographic, the Walt Disney Company, Broderbund Software, AOL and Discovery Communications. At AOL, she designed, implemented and ran the corporate intranet for AOL's globally dispersed employee population of 20,000, and later, for AOL Time Warner's intranet serving 85,000 employees. At Discovery, she was the Executive Producer of Petfinder.com and responsible for every aspect of the world's largest online pet adoption website.
Ms. Houston received her B.F.A. in Visual Communications from the Corcoran School of Art and Design, and an M.F.A. in Writing and Literature from Bennington College. She is active in the animal welfare community, is an avid gardener and photographer and is fluent in French.