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Career Coffee: Understanding Cultural Nuances In Communication

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM
Minneapolis Northwest Tourism
7100 Northland Cir N # 102
Minneapolis, MN  55428
Career Coffee
Registration is required
No Fee

Is diversity and inclusion a part of your PR and communications outreach? PR and communication professionals must be intentional with their messaging approach to a diverse audience. Communications and government officials from the two most diverse cities in the state of Minnesota — Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park — will provide insights on how to understand cultural nuances in communications to diverse groups. Join us at the Minneapolis Northwest Tourism office on July 11th from 7:30 - 9:00 a .m..

Camille Hepola, Communications Manager, City of Brooklyn Park        

Camille currently oversees Communications for the City of Brooklyn Park. Prior to this role, Camille served as a Journalist across the country. She also served as a spokesperson and held the Director of Public Relations and Outreach at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas. Camille and her husband have three children and live in the Twin Cities.


Mike Elliott, Mayor of Brooklyn Center 

Mike has always been an active member of the Brooklyn Center community. He is a current member of the Brooklyn Center  Charter Commission and was a board member of the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) from 2011-2017.


He founded Fastforward Education in 2002, a foundation dedicated to fostering academic success at Brooklyn Center High School. At Fastforward, Mike designed and taught a curriculum focused on rapidly improving student achievement. He is the founding advisor of Brooklyns Youth Council (2009-2011), a former member of the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance (2009-2011), and a former board member of Brooklyn Peacemaker Center (2003-2005).


Dr. Angel R. Smith, Communication and Community Engagement Manager, City of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Dr. Smith manages the Communication and Community Engagement Division for Brooklyn Center, the most ethnically diverse community in the State. Since building this division, she has developed and facilitated projects aimed at enhancing the City’s brand/image, engagement and communication efforts. This includes, increasing social media outreach strategies, volunteer opportunities, community dialogues, community partnerships and media outreach endeavors. Dr. Smith leads the city’s Social Media, Website and Community Engagement and Innovation Teams and is involved with the city’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. Previously, she has served as a City Administrator, Assistant City Administrator, and in other Senior Management roles throughout the U.S.


The Career Coffee series is free to Minnesota PRSA members. Guests are welcomed. Space is limited in order to support the interactive nature of the discussion.  Register Here 

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