Events

Professional Development and Social Event

CMAP - Communications Event

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
4:OO PM • PRESENTATION
5:15 SOCIAL NETWORKING 
(Food & Cocktails for purchase)

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 
in the Old Post Office
433 W Van Buren St, Suite 45O, Chicago IL 

PRE-PURCHASE VALIDATED PARKING AT A DISCOUNT RATE
*walking distance from Union Station and OTC if taking Metra 

 

What makes your thumb stop scrolling on your social media feed - a picture, video or infographic? And, what pulls you in – a personal story, useful information or a call to action?

Jennie Vana, Deputy Executive Director of Communications and Engagement at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), will share storytelling strategies—humor, relevance, authenticity, digestibility to name a few—for creating compelling and effective content.

Jennie is an accomplished leader with 25 years of experience, she delivers strategic and authentic communications that informs and engages diverse audiences.

At CMAP, she works with, and on behalf of, many government partners and 8.4 million people in metro Chicago to share important information about transportation and the region’s comprehensive plan. She has previously led award-winning teams at the county and municipal levels.