Susy Schultz

Susy is an editor, digital strategist, educator, writer and change agent, who has been telling stories for more than 20 years. 

In 2017, she was named one of the 20 most powerful women in Chicago journalism by media columnist Robert Feder. Her past titles include managing, digital and investigative editor, executive director, associate publisher, president, communications director, reporter, columnist and editorial writer.

Her current title is president of Public Narrative, an organization that works with and trains both nonprofits and the media —mainstream as well as the 170-some ethnic and community news outlets in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Schultz’s career has wound her through the worlds of journalism, academia, government, foundations and nonprofits. She ran the Chicago Department of Public Health's communication department and held the title of advocacy and communications director at the Chicago Foundation for Women. 

She has taught journalism at Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Roosevelt University. She is the founding president of the Association for Women Journalists’ Chicago chapter, a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and was president and vice president of JAWS, Journalism and Women’s Symposium.

Jhmira Alexander

Jhmira Alexander has worked with After School Matters, Loyola University’s Risk and Resiliency Lab, Blue 1647 and The Institute for Positive Living. Jhmira is a connector of people and ideas. She focuses on assisting organizations with properly aligning their vision with their online & offline community engagement through social media education, management and strategy development. Holding a Bachelors of Science in Communications & Master of Public Administration Degrees, her drive to cultivate communities through media is unwavering. Jhmira’s background includes project management, youth development, community engagement and program design & execution.