Kevork Kurdoghlian Promoted to Business Analyst
Tripepi Smith is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevork Kurdoghlian to Business Analyst. Kevork joined the Tripepi Smith team in September 2021, and his promotion – which took effect April 16, 2022 – reflects the immediate impact he has had at Tripepi Smith.
“When Kevork arrived at Tripepi Smith, he brought a breadth of knowledge from his prior professional experiences in media, public relations and local government. He immediately applied that knowledge to support our clients in advancing their goals,” said Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith. “Kevork’s solid foundation in local government and communications, and rapidly advancing project management skills earned him this promotion.”
Kevork graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and the University of Southern California (USC) with a Master of Public Administration degree. While completing his graduate studies, he managed communications platforms for the City of Glendale. Kevork developed strong interviewing and storytelling skills as a local government and politics reporter for community newspapers.
Leveraging his experience in the newsroom, Kevork developed his media relations skill as an account executive at an education reform-focused public relations firm. There he also learned applied client management, project management and strategic communications skills. His current client work includes the City of Fontana, City of Baldwin Park, City of Westlake Village, HdL Companies, City of Culver City Transportation Department, and City of Renton.
“I’m grateful for the opportunities Tripepi Smith creates to support the public servants who work hard everyday to make their communities a better place,” Kevork said. “At Tripepi Smith, my work and my commitment to public service and communications are in perfect alignment. Thanks to supportive teammates and an ‘Always Be Learning’ culture, I’m excited to take on new challenges and responsibilities and to continue to grow at Tripepi Smith.”
At Tripepi Smith, Kevork has achieved certifications in Hootsuite Social Media Marketing, Twitter Ads and Meltwater. His Meltwater training, coupled with past experience with Meltwater, has enabled him to support the expansion of Tripepi Smith’s new Media Intelligence Services, which helps clients stay on top of important media coverage, social media conversations and develop effective media relations strategies.
In the past year, Tripepi Smith has supported over 200 organizations with their outreach and communication needs. The firm has also expanded its services into the talent space with the creation of TS Talent Solutions. Its media group has expanded its footprint with the growth of PublicCEO and Civic Business Journal. Finally, with the recent completion of an acquisition, Tripepi Smith’s service in council chamber and event video production has grown dramatically.
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, search engine marketing, 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 Martinez, City of Tracy, City of Vallejo, CalChoice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Rowland Water District, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, Renne Public Law Group, Bob Hall & Associates, West Coast Arborists and Climatec.