Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M

Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M

Experienced Public Relations Practitioner, Public Affairs Officer, and Strategic Communications Consultant

Location
Greater Milwaukee Area
Industry
Public Relations and Communications

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Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Overview

Current
Past
  • Senior Public Relations Counselor at BVK
  • Associate Editor at The Officer Magazine
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Summary

Ann is a dynamic change-agent in public relations. She believes innovation and progressive thinking are keys to survival in today’s competitive global PR environment. Her 25+ years in military public affairs, national security and international settings leverage her civilian and educational experiences. She describes herself in broad terms as a “relationship-builder,” referring to her extensive work in media relations, internal communications, social media, community relations, international public affairs and congressional relations.
Specialty areas:
• Universal Accreditation in Public Relations - Military Communications (APR+M)
• Crisis Communication
• International Public Affairs
• National Security Studies
• Social Media Strategist
• US Air Force Reserve officer, currently rank of Colonel at Pentagon
• College PR Instructor, Crisis Comm Workshop Facilitator
• Media Trainer, Seasoned journalist, editor
• Senior Public Relations Counselor for several agencies
• Top Secret Security Clearance / SCI Eligible

Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Experience

Public Relations - Communications Instructor

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

January 1997Present (17 years 9 months) http://www.uww.edu/

Air Force Public Affairs Officer

US Air Force Reserve

January 1991Present (23 years 9 months) Pentagon

Public Affairs

USAF

1989Present (25 years)

Senior Public Relations Counselor

BVK

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2014June 2014 (6 months) Greater Milwaukee Area

As a consultant, provided strategic public relations counsel with one of the top 25 independent advertising agencies in the nation, working on international and national accounts in the tourism, higher education, and healthcare verticals.

Associate Editor

The Officer Magazine

January 2007September 2010 (3 years 9 months)

Associate editor for The Officer, the official magazine for Reserve Officers Association (ROA), circulation 100,000+

Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Local Board Member - SE Wisconsin Chapter, Assembly Delegate, past International Delegate

      Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
      1998 present (16 years)
    • Past Board Member, Public Affairs Committee, Department President, Chapter President, Air Force VP

      Reserve Officers Association
      January 2000 present (14 years 9 months)
    • Past Public Affairs Chair, Communications Commission

      CIOR - Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers
      2000 2012 (12 years)
    • Board member, Marketing Communications Chair

      Universal Accreditation Board
      January 2011 present (3 years 9 months)

Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Certifications

  • Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)

    • Universal Accreditation Board
    • July 1998

Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Communications
  2. Media Relations
  3. Social Media Marketing
  4. Crisis Communications
  5. Crisis Management
  6. Public Relations
  7. Public Affairs
  8. Marketing Communications
  9. Media Planning
  10. Community Relations
  11. Community Outreach
  12. Congressional Relations
  13. Writing
  14. Event Planning
  15. Special Events
  16. Event Management
  17. Community Development
  18. Internal Communications
  19. Social Media
  20. Spokesperson
  21. Command
  22. Integrated Marketing
  23. International Relations
  24. Military
  25. Congressional
  26. Creative Writing
  27. Press Releases
  28. Corporate Communications
  29. Speech Writing
  30. Government
  31. Journalism
  32. Public Speaking
  33. National Security
  34. Communications Planning
  35. Publicity
  36. Program Management
  37. Editing
  38. Air Force
  39. Facebook
  40. Newsletters
  41. Leadership
  42. Social Networking
  43. Research
  44. Message Development
  45. Interviews
  46. Communication Training
  47. Feature Articles
  48. AP Style
  49. Copy Editing
  50. Publications

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Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Education

Marquette University

20012011

Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy - National Defense University

20122013

Air University

20092011

Air University

20062007

Marquette University

19851990

UW Whitewater

Ann Knabe, PhD, APR+M's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

My family, travel, running,

Groups and Associations:

Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Communication Association Public Relations Society of America Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officer (CIOR), a NATO-affiliated program United States Air Force Reserve PRSA Educators Academy PRSA Military and Public Safety Section Reserve Officers Association of the United States

Honors and Awards:

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000, 2004 & 2005.
12 Public Relations Society of America – SE Wisconsin Paragon Award (Merit and Excellence) 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002. & 2001. "Best of Show" twice.
Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Director’s Excellence Award Winner for 2004
Three Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Director’s Excellence Awards for 2003: Top Field Grade PA Officer (Reserve), Best Single Planned PA event, Top Wing PA program
Three Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Director’s Excellence Awards for 2002: Best Single Planned PA event, Best Community Relations Program, Best Media Relations Program
Air Force Reserve Command 2002 - Top Sports Writer (national level)
Five Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Director’s Excellence Awards for 2000: Best Single Planned PA event, Best Community Relations Program, Best Community Relations
Director’s Excellence Award: Top Public Affairs Officer in the Air Force Reserve – 1998, 2003

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