Sydney Lepora is a communications professional with nearly a decade of experience in multiple Fortune 500 companies, working in both external and internal capacities. Skilled in executive communications and media coaching, she has more than 15 years of both public speaking and coaching experience and is skilled in speaker training and presentation development. She believes in artful communication that is ethical, transparent, and focused.
In May 2021, Sydney joined Current Global, a global communications agency, as a Director of Client Experience for Corporate business. Previously, she served as the Special Events Communications Manager at Hilton. Her responsibilities include working with C-suite executives on messaging and managing the communication distribution strategy for more than 3,000 attendees and various other audiences.
Before joining Hilton, Sydney worked at Ford Motor company as a Senior Project Manager for Organizational Change Management Communications, supporting the corporation during an intense IT transformation. In this role, she counseled executives on communication strategies related to the transformation, managed a communications audit within the organization to ensure efficiencies and facilitated retrospective touchpoints with both transforming teams and key leaders.
Finally, during her tenure at Valeo as the Region Communications Manager, she was responsible for managing the external narrative for the North American business priorities, working to place industry thought leaders with tech, automotive and tradeshow media.
She attended Wayne State University, earning a BA in public relations, a BFA in theater arts, and a minor in English. While at Wayne State, she competed on the collegiate speech team, earning a national championship in Persuasive Speaking, leading her team to place in the top ten speech schools in the nation – a first in the Universities history. She was also named the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League’s best speaker for two consecutive years.