Luncheon Speakers

Sept. 3, 2020 — Issa Spatrisano — Building Bridges for Cross Cultural Understanding with Refugee Populations (on Zoom)

Spatrisano is the Program Director and State Refugee Coordinator at the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS) program of Catholic Social Service in Alaska. During a career spanning more than 8 years in refugee resettlement, she has served in a variety of roles, including case management, reception and placement, education, and employment services. Spatrisano has […]

June 4, 2020 — Tim Bradner — Changes in the media landscape — can journalism survive? (on Zoom)

Contact Sherrie Simmonds for the Zoom link to this meeting. Now more than ever, good journalism is needed, but the traditional economics of the industry are upended. Are there solutions? An independent press is vital to our democracy. Bradner will also present information about the Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism. Tim Bradner wears […]

May 7, 2020 — Leona Long — Creating Award-Winning PR Campaigns on a Budget (on Zoom)

Join Alaska Professional Communicators for a behind the scenes look at “Indigenous Visible,” a public relations campaign by the College of Rural and Community Development in the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This campaign, created by speaker Leona Long, won a 2019 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence in the government section of the “Most Effective Campaign […]

March 5, 2020 — Katherine Keith — Generating Grit for Peak Performance and Everyday Wellness

Wilderness athlete and Iditarod finisher, Katherine Keith, recently authored her first book, the memoir Epic Solitude. She co-owns the business Remote Solutions, which focuses on meeting the needs of rural Alaska. Katherine has held roles as operations director, project manager, strategic planner, and technical writer. She holds a B.S. degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks […]