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Tom Mentzer, Mentzer PR Group

21:18 06 April in Uncategorized
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                    Name: Tom Mentzer Company: Mentzer PR Group Position/Title: Public Relations Counsel/Principal What was your childhood ambition? To be a judge. That, or the king of a small country. Hey, I had lofty aspirations! What is your greatest indulgence? Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey Who is the celebrity or historical figure (dead or alive) you most admire? Teddy Roosevelt What do you regard as the smartest purchase you've made in the last year? Does a new sewer line count?...

Susan Rhode, HNTB Corporation

21:14 06 April in Uncategorized
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            Name: Susan Rhode Company: HNTB Corporation Position/Title: Senior Communications Manager What was your childhood ambition? To be a magazine editor. What is your greatest indulgence? Taking the day off to go shopping by myself. Who is the celebrity or historical figure (dead or alive) you most admire? The astronauts that first walked on the moon. What do you regard as the smartest purchase you've made in the last year? An iPad for my nine-year-old, so he would...

Nancy Shawver, Nancy Shawver Consulting

21:11 06 April in Uncategorized
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                    Name: Nancy Shawver Company: Nancy Shawver Consulting Position/Title: Principal Twitter handle: @nancyshawver What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be either a scientist or a journalist. What is your greatest indulgence? Reading. I love letting a book ignite my imagination and take me away on an adventure. Who is the celebrity or historical figure (dead or alive) you most admire? Nelson Mandela. The most courageous person and one of the strongest, most compelling communicators I have ever...

Jenifer Bice, Walmart Stores

21:07 06 April in Uncategorized
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              Name: Jenifer Bice Company: Walmart Stores, Inc. Position/Title: Senior Director - Global Associate Communications What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be a teacher so I could write on the chalk board. Or an Olympic gymnast would have worked, too. What is your greatest indulgence? Laying on the beach and soaking up the sun Who is the celebrity or historical figure (dead or alive) you most admire? I'm really loving Simon Sinek right now. I'm...

Jessica Best, emfluence

21:01 06 April in Uncategorized
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  Name: Jessica Best Company: emfluence Position/Title: Digital Marketing Evangelist Twitter handle: @bestofjess What was your childhood ambition? To become a professional singer What is your greatest indulgence? Chocolate and/or a steak cooked to perfection Who is the celebrity or historical figure (dead or alive) you most admire? I have a bit of a celeb crush on Emma Watson these days and the presence she's presented her He for She campaign. If it can be someone from history, the...

Julie Bartels Smith, JBS Communications

20:56 06 April in Uncategorized
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          Name: Julie Bartels Smith, ABC Company: JBSmith Communications Position/Title: President Twitter handle: @JBSmithComms What was your childhood ambition? To be a baby nurse. What is your greatest indulgence? A massage, followed by a glass of wine and a great book. Who is the celebrity or historical figure (dead or alive) you most admire? Author Anne Lamott What do you regard as the smartest purchase you've made in the last year? A $200+ designer purse I got for $34. What is one...

Angela Van Holland, NextPage

20:47 06 April in Uncategorized
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              Name: Angela Van Holland Company: NextPage Position/Title: Account Executive What was your childhood ambition? My childhood ambition was to be "grown up" so I could sit/play/be with the "older" kids. At Grandma's I didn't want to play with the dolls, I wanted to be part of the "Miss Universe Competition." I was convinced that whatever they were talking about had to be way more interesting. This is what being from a large...

Amy Schiska-Lombard, Walmart Stores

20:44 06 April in Uncategorized
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Name: Amy Schiska-Lombard Company: Walmart Stores, Inc. Position/Title: Global Associate Communications Twitter handle: @schiskygirl What was your childhood ambition? To travel many places. What is your greatest indulgence? I pay someone to clean my house. Whoever says money can't buy happiness isn't using the right cleaning service. What do you regard as the smartest purchase you've made in the last year? Smart is debatable but my husband and I bought our old house back. It's a 1940 cottage...

To Quill or not to Quill?

20:21 06 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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By Jenifer Bice – Walmart, Global Associate Communications Note: If you don't have time or don’t really want to read this, here's the abstract: Just do it. It's good to help train your brain or those of your people – and external validation that we actually know what we're doing is never a bad thing! The day came. You got the first “Call for Entries” of the...

May Tech Talks: Using Social Media to Grow Your Brand

20:10 06 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Join us for the May Tech Talks! Christa Cooper, of Executive Career Strategies, will facilitate a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 6 about using social media to grow your personal brand. The event is free for members of KC/IABC, $10 for nonmembers; bring your own coffee and questions as we build on the personal branding discussion from the January IABC luncheon. What online tools have helped you,...