While the COVID-19 pandemic created a host of challenges for businesses around the world, it also presented an opportunity for companies to rethink how they work – and the result has been a dramatic shift to hybrid and remote work. But for those companies that have made the shift, it’s meant finding new ways to keep employees engaged and connected. For GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, that’s meant the development of the “Gravity Series,” which is designed to inform, inspire and celebrate. And it’s the force that continues to bring GCI employees together – even as they work in distributed workforce model.

Speaker: Heather Handyside, GCI Chief Communications Officer

Heather Handyside is GCI’s Chief Communications Officer. In that role she oversees public relations, state government affairs, the company’s internal and external communications programs, and serves as corporate spokesperson. Heather has more than two decades of experience in emergency management, crisis communications, and government. She served as press secretary for U.S. Senator Mark Begich, Anchorage deputy municipal manager, and emergency manager for the Municipality of Anchorage. Heather serves on the boards of the Anchorage Park Foundation and Girl Scouts of Alaska. She lives in Spenard with her husband, son and an Aussie-doodle named Bosco.

Date: Tuesday, June 28
Time: Noon-1pm
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