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Carol A. Poore, PH.D, MBA, ABC

Communicator of the Year | 2021

Carol Poore is president of Poore and Associates Strategic Planning and author of Strategic Impact: A Leader’s Three-Step Framework for the Customized Vital Strategic Plan, published by Fast Company Press in January 2021.

Poore provides strategic planning expertise for corporate, nonprofit, and social sector executive teams, expanding organizational capacity and strategic impact. Her vital strategic planning framework has assisted client organizations with innovative growth and turnaround, strategic fundraising, venture capital development, storytelling, branding, identity building, and civic engagement.

A faculty member at Arizona State University since 2011, Poore teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership for change, public policy, and community development, based in ASU’s School of Public Affairs.

Poore received her Ph.D. in public administration, her MBA, and a Bachelor of Science in journalism and broadcasting from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on social capital and its connection to vibrant community development and downtown revitalization

She is a member of IABC Phoenix and an IABC-500 member of IABC. Poore has volunteered on the IABC Phoenix board, serving as president 1992-93, and has received her ABC accreditation.

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