Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Welcome Gail Chandler, APR

It’s not that we’re overly partial to SMU alums, but it seems that our alums are just really good. Take SMU alum, Gail Chandler. As head of Public Affairs Communications at Texas Instruments, Chandler supports the company’s broad-reaching citizenship programs (philanthropy, education, volunteerism, community relations), manages government affairs (local, state and federal), and oversees the Texas Instruments Foundation. Since 1964, this non-profit, philanthropic organization provides substantial educational resources to build the number of high-school graduates who are math and science capable. Chandler’s work is also reflected in TI’s annual Corporate Citizenship Report, which highlights the company’s continued social and environmental commitment to citizenship and transparency in operations.

In her off time Chandler serves on a host of boards, including the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce board, Press Club of Dallas, Leadership Dallas Class of 2011, and PRSA, where she has served as professional development officer for the Dallas chapter AND as professional advisor for the SMU PRSSA student chapter. Just last night she worked with communication students in the PRSSA Career Workshop, and tonight, she’s back again to speak to our class on the topic of Public Affairs Communication and CSR. We need to award you an SMU parking pass. 

Thanks, Gail, for all you do for your alma mater. 

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