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This profile was last updated on 6/18/04  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's degree
    Rice University
  • Master , Business Administration
    University of Houston
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Web References
ACAP - Diversity Summit News, 18 June 2004 [cached]
-Cross-cultural Communication Skills - Speaker: Sandy Rivera, President of Sandy River Communications, specializing in strategic communication initiative, and crisis management
Auxco Alliance Consulting & Trai, 5 Sept 2008 [cached]
Sandy Rivera - Member
Sandy Rivera is a specialist in strategic communications initiatives.Her professional experiences include: anchor, reporter, talk show host at KHOU-TV CBS affiliate for 11 years, communication director for the Houston Independent School District (HISD), and a lecturer on a variety of communications topics at Rice University and numerous fortunate 500 companies.
Events, 23 Feb 2001 [cached]
Veteran media personality and communications expert Sandy Rivera will share some principles of good verbal and non-verbal communication skills and help you develop effective communication strategies.Learn how the pros deliver compelling speeches , handle diverse audiences , deal with the media , and handle unexpected crises so you can present yourself and your organization in the most credible and professional manner.Rivera will guide you through exercises , including some that will be videotaped , to help you present yourself and your ideas.
Topics :
Keys to Good CommunicationVerbal and Non-Verbal CommunicationCreating and Delivering Positive and Memorable PresentationsStructuring and Writing a Speech
Instructor ( s ) : Sandy Rivera is President and CEO of Sandy Rivera Communications , a Houston-based firm specializing in strategic communication initiatives.She has 11 years of experience as an anchor , reporter , and talk show host at KHOU-TV and was Press Secretary and Chief Communications Executive for the Houston Independent School District.She has experience as a media trainer , speech coach , crisis management strategist , and public relations counselor.Date : June 27 , 2001 ( Tuesday )Time : 10 : 00 a.m. - 1 : 00 p.m.Location : Phoenix TowerAddress : 3200 SW Frwy , Suite 2600 ( Buffalo Speedway & 59 SW Frwy )
Cost : Advance Reservation : $50 member , $65 non-member
Sandy ..., 6 Aug 2002 [cached]
Sandy Rivera
Sandy Rivera
Sandy Rivera is President and CEO of Sandy Rivera Communications, a firm specializing in strategic communication initiatives.She was an anchor, reporter and talk show host at KHOU-TV for more than 11 years and served as the Chief Communications Executive for the Houston Independent School District.Currently, she teaches a Continuing Studies communications course at Rice University titled, "Improving Your Professional Presentations."Her clients have included Shell, Lexicon Genetics, PDQ.Net and M.D.Anderson Cancer Center.
Sandy has experience as a media trainer, a speech coach to the top executives in the city, a crisis management strategist and a public relations counselor.Sandy is a graduate of Rice University and holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Houston.She graduated from the Executive MBA program in 1994, having completed the International Business Residency component of the program in Germany.She is on the Board of Directors of the San Jacinto Girl Scouts and on the board of the Neuhaus Education Center.She's also a volunteer consultant with the Management Assistance Program of the United Way and regularly participates in Channel 8's televised fund drives.
Sandy is married to KHOU-TV Producer/ Director Dexter Chinn.
Advisory Board, 8 Aug 2001 [cached]
Sandy Rivera - Public Relations Consultant , Sandy Rivera Communications
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