November 4th

The Art of Public Affairs

Featuring: Natalie Sundeleaf Sept

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL or COLLABORATIVE

Natalie Sundeleaf Sept, an artist and communications professional, will explain her path through the world of public affairs through relationship building and networking. Learn more about the process of public works projects, messaging and the political processes involved therein. She will share some real-world examples of her experience of election campaigns andthe behind the scenes mechanics of  political policies at the local, state and federal level.

Currently with Quinn Thomas Public Affairs, Natalie recently worked for US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, City Commissioner Fish and ran several political campaigns in Portland. With a BFA in Painting from Guilford College, she began her career as an art teacher and coach at a middle school just outside Chicago. Her recent work “The Dishwasher Project” gained local acclaim for its portrayal of ‘invisible laborers’ inside Portland’s illustrious food scene.  Natalie was also recognized by Portland Monthly as a 2013 Knowledge Universe Rising Star—emerging business, political, or arts professionals leveraging their time and skill in creative ways to build community.


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