APRPod #2: Interview with Nan Baldwin, APR, about why she decided to pursue the Accreditation in Public Relations credentialWe present the second in a series of podcasts discussing the value of the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential to the professional public relations practitioner.
These podcasts are produced under the auspices of the Accreditation Marketing Committee of the Public Relations Society of America.
Nan Baldwin, APR
In this podcast, we interview Nan Baldwin, APR. Nan is the Director of Communications for the Metropolitan Development Board (MDB), the lead economic development agency for the Birmingham-Hoover, AL metro serving area, encompassing a seven county region. She is responsible for the public relations activities at MDB including media relations and the coordination of client-related events. She also supports the Biotechnology Association of Alabama with administration duties involving special events, media relations, and web-hosting. From 2002-2005, Nan was an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama where she taught Managerial Communications Strategy in the Culverhouse College of Commerce, Management and Marketing Department.
Nan is an active member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama Birmingham Chapter, where she serves as President and has held previous positions as VP-Programs and VP-Facilities. She is on the board of directors at Gateway, a non-profit social services agency, where she also serves on that organizations executive board as a Member-at-large. Other affiliations include memberships in the Southern Public Relations Federation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Nan holds a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts in Management from Birmingham-Southern College. Prior to working at MDB, she worked at BellSouth in various managerial positions including Marketing Manager for Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippiin the residential division.
Nan is married to James Baldwin and they have a set of twins, James and Jasmine. She is a member at First Baptist Church of Ensley, where she is a youth advisor and a deacons wife. Her hobbies include sewing, reading, and writing. She has published articles in New Womens Magazine and Urban Intrigue Magazine.
Nan has recently completed her first non-fiction manuscript entitled, Twenty & County, and one day, hopes to have it published. ··
Download the podcast here (23.4 mb stereo MP3 file, 16:59 duration).