Scott Moon is the Communications Manager at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Kenai. He has been with the tribe for five years, following a 16-year career as a photojournalist at Kenai’s Peninsula Clarion newspaper. He works with a gifted writer and a talented graphic artist to bring a combined total of more than 60 years of communications experience to the tribe.
Scott grew up in Anchorage. He started working for Safeway while in high school and continued working nights for the company as he earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is an avid long-distance runner. He also enjoys hiking, cooking and travel. Scott incorporates documentary photography into the tribe’s communications and is still a member of the National Press Photographers Association.
Scott appreciates the PRSA and the Alaska Chapter for helping ease his transition from journalism to public relations. Scott says, “I think the highlight of my membership has been the access to educational resources and being able to meet so many other great people working in this field.” He attends CommEx and enjoys the education and networking opportunities. Scott also tries to attend a few luncheons in Anchorage each year. Earlier this year, he completed a PRSA online certificate program to improve his knowledge of reputation management. Scott says, “I plan to achieve the APR in the future, and soon will be looking for a way to contribute back to the local chapter. I’m very thankful for my membership.”
About the #MeetPRSA feature: The diversity, membership and board development committees have joined forces to periodically feature PRSA Alaska Chapter members and volunteers in an effort to highlight the strengths and expertise of members.