Juana Hart Akers

    • Member Type(s): Communications Professional
    • Title:President
    • Organization:J-Hart Communications
    • Area of Expertise:Business & Media Consulting, Speaking

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Business & Media Consulting, Speaking
      Summary of expertise:
      Juana Hart Akers is committed to helping organizations communicate more effectively with internal and external clients to increase visibility, credibility, productivity and revenues. Juana has more than 25 years of experience in media, marketing, management and public speaking. She has developed and implemented successful communication strategies for business, government, non-profit and faith based organizations. To learn about services, programs and workshops, or to get your free pdf copy of Juana's eBooklet "Before You Contact the Media: 10 Questions to Answer" visit her J-Hart Communications website at www.jhart.tv .
      Blog/Web site: www.juanablogs.wordpress.com
      White paper/research:
      eBooklet "BEFORE YOU CONTACT THE MEDIA: 10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER". Get Your Free pdf Copy at www.jhart.tv .
      Books/articles published:
      Find My Ezine Articles at http://bit.ly/9CVRYG
      Juana has received numerous awards and honors including: Distinguished Women of Nevada, Outstanding Achievement Award-UPI Broadcasters, Katie Award for Best Public Affairs Program, Outstanding Young Women of America, Leadership El Paso and a variety of community service awards. She currently serves on the boards of three non-profit organizations: CLASS!; Caring, Helping and Restoring Lives, Inc. (CHR); and the advisory board of SafeNest Temporary Shelter for Domestic Crisis.
      Prior media experience:
      Juana launched her career as a radio and television news anchor for KTSM in El Paso, Texas, moving on to become an award-winning host and producer of Insights at KDFW-TV in Dallas. She also spent a few years on the other side of the camera as regional public information officer for the Texas Department of Human Services. In that role, she was responsible for employee communications, community relations and served as media spokesperson regarding legally charged, controversial issues such as welfare fraud, elder abuse and a highly publicized daycare sex abuse scandal. She co-produced and anchored Nevada's first live, morning television newscast on KLAS before anchoring afternoon and evening programs and the popular Straight from the "Hart" franchise honoring outstanding workers and community servants. After leaving news, she produced and hosted two independent television shows--On the Move and Business Connection, which aired on PBS-Vegas. As vice president of administration and marketing at Las Vegas-based B.I.P. Software, Inc. she participated in the company’s expansion to include government and private sector clients from Alaska to Florida.
      Educational background:
      BBA in Marketing, University of Texas at El Paso
      Available upon request.
      Providing Subjects & Experts for Interviews; Teaching Small Businesses & NonProfits How to Get Low to No Cost Exposure; Contributing Articles to Publications; Work/Life Balance; Breast Cancer Awareness.

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