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In her role as Vice President of Communications and Member Relations for the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), Jennifer is responsible for leading communication efforts to ASTD’s members and customers, chapter leaders, the media, and public policy makers. Jennifer also manages ASTD’s awards programs that recognize individuals for their contributions and accomplishments in the field, and organizations’ best practices in learning and development.
Jennifer joined ASTD in 1999 to lead the Public Relations function. Under the leadership of the PR department, ASTD’s research and content on trends in the learning field are frequently cited in top business publications such as BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, MSNBC.com, The Wall Street Journal, and in a variety of city business journals in the United States. In 2004, the ASTD PR department created an awareness campaign called “Employee Learning Week” to recognize the value of employee learning and its important connection to business results. Since that time, more than 50 cities and counties and 10 states have recognized Employee Learning Week through government proclamations.
In her volunteer work, Jennifer served a two-year term on the executive board of directors for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and was president of the IABC Washington, D.C. chapter. She holds IABC’s Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) credential.
Jennifer was an adjunct professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland where she taught Public Relations Writing.