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Executive Director, Communication, Alumni and External Relations

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Positions

  • Executive Director, Communication, Alumni and External Relations, Dean's Office

    Tippie College of Business

  • Executive Director, Communication, Alumni, and External Relations

    Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa

Education

  • MBA, The University of Iowa, 2011
  • BA in Speech, Communications and Theatre, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • BFA in Art, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • BFA in Theater, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1985

Areas of Interest

  • Alumni and External Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Media Relations
  • Print Publications

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Business School Alumni Professionals, 2017

Selected Awards & Honors

  • HER Women of Achievement Award, Gazette/HER Magazine, 2020
  • Award for Publication Excellence, APEX, 2014
  • Award of Excellence for the Tippie College Website, APEX, 2010
  • National Bronze Award For Individual Special Event, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 2008
  • Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids, Silver Addy for the Winter 2005 issue of Business at Iowa, 1999
  • National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) Bronze Paragon Award for Annual Report. National competition, 1998
  • National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) Gold Medallion Award for College Catalog. District competition, 1997

Professional Service

  • Iowa City Noon Rotary, Member.
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Member.
  • Women in Business Advisor, University of Iowa Chapter, Student Org Advisor, April 2013 - June 2013.
  • Iowa Women's Leadership Conference, Member, January 2012 - August 2012.
  • AACSB Public Relations in Management Education (PRIME) Affinity Group, Member, January 2009.