Next meeting: October 21
ISU’s Annette Hacker on Crisis Communication 101

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Managing communication in higher education is the same as what some of our members may do…yet it can be VERY different.

The Peace Corps coined the phrase, “the toughest job you’ll ever love,” and while I don’t want to take anything away from the Peace Corps, that’s how I feel about my job,” says Annette Hacker of ISU.

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Annette Hacker is director of Iowa State University News Service, the university’s primary media relations unit and central source for ISU news and information. Previously, she served as senior vice president of West Des Moines-based Hanser & Associates. She also has worked for Strategic America, the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives and as a print and broadcast reporter.

Hacker received a B.A. in journalism and mass communication (broadcast emphasis) from Iowa State in 1990. She earned a master’s in public administration (MPA) from ISU in 2008.

A 25-year PR veteran, Hacker is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and serves on Iowa State’s Critical Incident Response Team, among other roles. She has received more than two dozen awards for writing and communication excellence.

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