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    Level: advanced

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    Time to complete: 30 Minutes

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    Contact: Beth Strike

Katie Ward

Katie Ward

Communication Advisor & Trainer

Katie knows today’s ever-changing media landscape from the inside out. She’s done just about every job in a newsroom including photojournalist, editor, reporter, online news writer and anchor. She began her career as a reporter and weekend anchor at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri; was recognized in 2004 as a top journalist at the Hearst National Broadcast Championship in San Francisco, California; and received an Emmy nomination for her work as a breaking news reporter at KCCI. Her expertise and commitment to excellence help our clients prepare for high stake interviews, meetings and presentations.

Beth Strike

Beth Strike

Director of Creative Services & Communications

Beth Strike, APR, is a professional communicator and leader with nearly 30 years of experience in K-12 education. Beth is the Director of Creative Services & Communications with Central Rivers Area Education Agency (AEA) and is the past president of the Iowa School Public Relations Association (ISPRA). She was honored in 2015 with the ISPRA Communicator of the Year award. Beth is a champion for K-12 education in Iowa and serves as a communications advisor to school leaders served by the agency.