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Susan Downing, APRSusan Downing, APR
Communication Audit Coordinator

Susan Downing, APR, has spent her career in marketing and communications. Today she serves as a part-time communication audit coordinator for NSPRA. Prior to joining the association, she served as communications director for the Ladue School District in St. Louis, Missouri, for 11 years, after serving on the district's Board of Education for five years. 

Downing's communications career began in the private sector working in the financial industry before transitioning to education in 2009. Every position she's held has required the successful development and implementation of communication, marketing and organizational strategic plans based solidly on research. She earned Accreditation in Public Relations in 2018. She is also an accomplished writer, and since her retirement from the Ladue School District in 2020, she has assisted various organizations in strategic planning, project planning and writing.

Downing continues to be active in the management and leadership of her own state chapter of NSPRA, the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA).