Meet Scott Moon, communications manager for Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Kenai. Taking advantage of PRSA educational opportunities, and building upon a 16-year photojournalism background, Scott is well-equipped to excel in the communicator role.

Job Responsibilities:

I work with a technical writer and a graphic artist to manage a constellation of internal and external communications at Kenaitze. Our 300 employees provide health care, social services, lifelong education, Elder support and transportation to tribal members, other Alaska Native and American Indian people, and sometimes the surrounding central Kenai Peninsula community. Kenaitze also has a tribal court and fishery. Previously, he was a Peninsula Clarion photojournalist, and he continues to freelance photojournalism assignments.

Hometown: Born in Michigan, he arrived in Anchorage with his family at age 12.

A beloved Song: Musically, I am all over the place. Currently I listen to a lot of Meute, a German techno marching band.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications with an emphasis on photojournalism from University of Alaska Anchorage.

How does membership in PRSA assist you?

I’m not convinced I could have survived more than 9 years in my role without the educational opportunities and networking support I receive daily from PRSA. As a former journalist, I came into the role with a solid foundation. The Alaska Chapter has helped me build it out. I am currently working on earning the Accreditation in Public Relations to strengthen and grow the tribe’s public relations function.

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In 2022, Scott began his second year on the chapter’s board of directors and is currently serving as board treasurer.  In 2021, he co-chaired the membership committee.