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Jodie E. Buenning

Jodie E. Buenning

JOINED MMS IN: Fall 2019

RESPONSIBILITIES: Jodie cultivates relationships with corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and philanthropic organizations to develop, launch, and expand significant national initiatives related to pre-K–20 education. Her primary areas of focus are to identify new partnerships and client opportunities and lead corporate communications and brand awareness activities to support the company’s overall business goals. Jodie also provides strategic communications and public relations support to MMS Education partners and clients.

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT: Jodie has served in senior communications, marketing, and business development positions at Dun & Bradstreet, Promethean, the International Society for Technology in Education, and bulb Digital Portfolios. Early in her career, while at the Federal Communications Commission, she helped launch E-rate, the largest funding program to help public schools and libraries gain access to telecommunications and broadband services.

EDUCATION: Jodie received a BS from South Dakota State University and a MA from The George Washington University.

ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Jodie serves as a mentor for AT&T Aspire Accelerator. She has served on the NCTET Presidential Inaugural Gala planning committee and is on the board of directors for a Washington, DC charter school.

PERSONAL: Jodie is an avid runner and book enthusiast. She teaches yoga and spin.