Katherine Griffiths Renews Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)

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Principal Katherine Griffiths has officially renewed her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). The APR accreditation program is run by the Universal Accreditation Board, a group of nine professional communication organizations, including the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO), of which Tripepi Smith is a Diamond Sponsor. The purpose of the APR program is to unify and advance the profession by identifying specific people who have demonstrated broad knowledge, experience and professional judgment in their careers.

“Completing and maintaining my APR credential has helped flex my theoretical perspective on researching, planning, implementing and evaluating communication programs,” said Griffiths. “I appreciate the opportunity to give back to others interested in pursuing the curriculum through presentations, service and mentoring.”

Katherine completed a vast array of activities over the past three years to earn her renewal including participating in industry events, completing online classes, performing public services such as serving on the Board of Directors for the Blind Children’s Center, and continuing her education and professional development through CAPIO Academy, Meltwater and more. 

Katherine is not the lone holder of the accreditation on the Tripepi Smith team, as Principal Jen Nentwig also currently holds the APR designation. These certifications help to set PR professionals apart as a leader in the competitive public relations field. 

“Katherine is a very influential member of our team and her commitment to professional development embodies the ‘Always Be Learning’ culture that is such a big part of who we are here at Tripepi Smith,” said Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith. “We are grateful to have Katherine as a part of our team, and she consistently demonstrates her skills and understanding of public relations through her work with our Tripepi Smith VIPs”. 

Learn more about the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) here. 

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm based in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. The firm’s unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. Tripepi Smith provides full content creation services, including: ghostwriting, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine optimization, email marketing, crisis communications, social media management and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Santa AnaCity of Culver CityCity of Rolling Hills EstatesCity of TracyCity of Santa CruzCity of SnoqualmieCity of CupertinoCity of Daly CityCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of ParamountCity of Huntington BeachCity of El CerritoCity of Indian WellsCity of Yuba CitySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentIndustry Business CouncilNHA AdvisorsCalChoiceCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthorityRowland Water DistrictCalifornia Contract Cities AssociationCalifornia City Management FoundationLeague of California CitiesInstitute for Local GovernmentRenne Public Law GroupInland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.