Suzanne Struglinski’s career gives her a unique perspective and skill set that is hard to replicate. The common threads through her many roles have been relationship building, writing, and storytelling. I first met Suzanne at WWPR’s Speed Mentoring event. I found her to be warm, funny and incredibly knowledgeable. (Be sure to learn the “Suzanne Scan” on Linked In).
Suzanne was most recently the director of membership engagement at the National Press Club (NPC). There she worked to modernize the Club’s offerings for reporters, editors, communications professionals, and news sources. She strongly believes in increasing diversity in roles across the media industry and mentoring in the early career stages. Prior to joining the NPC, she was in business development at Baker & McKenzie, a global corporate law firm where she worked on messaging, strategy and writing client-facing proposals and other collateral. She also worked as a press secretary for legislative affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council and covered Congress and politics for eight years as Washington Correspondent for the Deseret News and the Las Vegas Sun.
Her Current Position
While Suzanne is currently looking for work, she’s maximizing her free time by taking a Digital Marketing Course, which she hopes to leverage in promoting new and creative branding for clients and organizations across platforms.
Her Interest in WWPR
Suzanne joined WWPR to help meet other women leaders in the industry, offer advice from a journalist’s point of view (hint: reporters want news) and help with membership and outreach strategies. “I love meeting new people and figuring out ways to connect with others. I also want to learn more about how fellow members optimize different social media tools for their projects. Tools and methods change rapidly and WWPR is one more way to keep up!”
Her Out-Of-Office Hours
In her spare time, Suzanne can be found chasing her 60 lb. English Bulldog Roxie (follow her on Instagram @roxiebulldog), attempting to do Yoga and trying very hard to catch up with friends in real life versus a stream of social media posts. “I have a goal to leave the country once a year and this has taken me to Dubai (on a Groupon!) China and in 2017, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Ask me about what this taught me about goal setting! I am at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Linked in at https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzannestruglinski/
Her Dream Job
“My dream job would be Lin-Manuel Miranda’s personal assistant. But seriously, I want to lead a team of talented mid-career and early career professionals as they tie all the pieces of a communication strategy together. Different areas of communications can no longer work in extreme silos – collaboration is key to a brand’s reputation and media presence. I am eager to hear from recruiters and hiring managers about what skills they want to see and what sets candidates apart from the rest.”