Valerie Denney

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Valerie Denney "established Valerie Denney Communications (VDC) in 1989 to offer professional public relations services to organizations and individuals working for positive social change.

"Valerie works with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to develop communications strategies for complex issues such as the environment, affordable housing, community development, education, community finance, and solutions to poverty. Valerie’s current work includes projects with The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, The Chicago Community Trust, the Joyce Foundation, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago Public Schools, and Housing Illinois.

"Valerie brings a broad experience base to her work at Valerie Denney Communications. Prior to establishing her firm, Valerie served in Mayor Harold Washington’s press office, worked for U.S. Steel, served as a union representative and teacher, and participated in numerous electoral and community-based campaigns.

"Valerie conducts media trainings for a wide variety of organizations including National Community Capital Association, National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, and the Chicago-based Community Media Workshop. Valerie has a Master’s degree in English from Indiana University." [1]

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  1. Directors, Greenpeace USA, accessed October 20, 2009.