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Jennifer Vaughn Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

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Jennifer Vaughn headshotTripepi Smith Principal Jennifer Vaughn has completed and passed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). As part of successfully passing this exam, she may now include APR in her professional designation. 

Jennifer joins Tripepi Smith Principals Jennifer Nentwig and Katherine Griffiths, who also hold the APR designation.

Directed by the Universal Accreditation Board, the accreditation program aims to refine the practices in public relations through candidates diving into 60 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities found in the profession. Successful candidates complete their personal studies by presenting a portfolio to a panel of three peers and sitting for an extensive exam. Upon passing, they are given the APR title in their name.

“Part of being in the Public Relations and Communications sphere is recognizing the importance of continuous learning and its benefit not only for yourself professionally, but for your team and your clients as a whole,” said Jennifer. “Earning this title has deepened my understanding of public relations, I am excited to put this new title to work.”

Professionals earning the APR must renew their credential through continuing professional development, providing leadership to the profession and serving their communities. 

“We are proud of Jennifer for receiving her APR, adding to our growing team of Tripepi Smith APR professionals,” said Tripepi Smith CFO Nicole Smith. “In true Always Be Learning fashion, this achievement reflects her exceptional dedication to the profession and with these new skills, we are confident that Jennifer will bring even greater strategic expertise to our team. We congratulate her on this prestigious designation.”

Jennifer came to Tripepi Smith with over 20 years of experience in the public sector working for local government and public utilities. After spending 18 years with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), she moved to Texas and is a vital part of the team working to expand into the region. Jennifer serves as a lead on multiple accounts and provides guidance and expertise to her clients and teammates.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, aerial imagery, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of Grover Beach, City of Santa Paula, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lake Forest, City of Livermore, City of Napa, City of Paramount, City of Tracy, CalChoice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Rowland Water District, California City Management Foundation, Renne Public Law Group, West Coast Arborists, Scripps College, Blind Children’s Learning Center and Climatec.