Cassandra Stalzer, APR

For nearly 20 years, Cassandra Stalzer has worked at the nexus of strategic communications, community building and progressive change. She has taken on positions to help advance public policy debates in the South, increase minority voices in national media, document and share two unique American cultures, and help a federal agency become more responsive to its constituents. She's had the great opportunity to work alongside committed leaders and citizens from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, and to facilitate partnerships between worthy organizations and the funders that seek to help.

Stalzer has a bachelor of science degree in journalism from West Virginia University, minors in English and political science, and has completed extensive study in animal science. She earned her Accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of American in 2001 and a Certificate in the Development of Informed Consent from the Institute for Public Participation in 2008. Her work in communications has been recognized by the Alaska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Alaska Broadcasters Association, Native American Journalists Association and the Advertising Federation of America. She is a board member for the Alaska Chapter of PRSA.

Stalzer's been an Alaska resident for 13 years. She married Greg Stalzer in 2002 and their family includes two inquisitive children.