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Katherine Griffiths Joins Tripepi Smith as Director

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katherine-griffithsTripepi Smith has added Katherine Juhl Griffiths to the team effective Nov. 14, 2016. She brings key proficiencies in written and verbal communication, along with more than 15 years’ experience in higher education advancement.

“Serving as the nascent Director of Operations for Tripepi Smith offers a unique opportunity to leverage my broad professional background in nonprofit advancement,” said Katherine. “It is a true honor to affiliate with a collaborative team committed to honest and transparent work.”

As Tripepi Smith has grown its client base and lines of services, focusing on quality control and superior work product remains a top priority. Tripepi Smith’s growth has been fueled by client recommendations and referrals. Katherine’s deep background in communications will facilitate the growth of the team and help mature our processes.

“Over the course of my volunteer work with Claremont McKenna College, I had many opportunities to work with Katherine and experience her innovative approach to communications and professional dedication. The growth we have experienced at Tripepi Smith requires we add senior talent to ensure quality, and Katherine is just the person to help us mature to the next level as a statewide public affairs firm,” said Ryder Todd Smith, President of Tripepi Smith. “Our clients have given us great opportunities to do something innovative, and it is my obligation to ensure we are putting the talent in place to make the most of these chances. Katherine’s hiring reflects just how far we have come and how far we plan to go.”

Most recently a communications consultant for higher education clients including the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and Pomona College, Katherine is the former Director of Creative Services at Claremont McKenna College, where she was recognized with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Gold Award of Excellence for Visual Identity Systems, General Interest Magazines and Design – Periodicals, among other awards. As Associate Editor of The ANCHORA of Delta Gamma Fraternity, she earned a first-place award for News Article Content from the College Fraternity Editors Association. She is an alumna of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

An active community volunteer, Katherine serves as Council Trustee: Communications for Delta Gamma Fraternity and as Communications Chair for the Claremont Educational Foundation. She resides in Claremont, Calif.

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, non-profit and public agencies throughout the State of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm is one of the fastest growing public affairs firms in California.