Storytelling offers a unique way to stand out in a sea of competitors. Theresa Gunn, president of Gunn Communications, Inc., will show you how to find and tell the stories that get your proposals noticed. Bring your brown bag lunch and get ready to tap into your creativity!
With a background in communications, Theresa Gunn combines the skills of an investigator with a contagious optimism that inspires people on all sides of complex issues to work hard to find the best solutions possible.
As President of GCI, Theresa has led more than 100 projects for over 30 government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations. She customizes each project to her clients’ specific needs. People who work with Theresa appreciate her candor, her work ethic, and her belief that objectivity and transparency are the keys to success. She has provided community engagement to successfully implement local, state, and federally funded projects from the earliest feasibility studies through planning, environmental documentation, preliminary and final design, and ultimately construction. She has even assisted in site clean-up and decommissioning.
Prior to starting GCI in 1997, Theresa spent six years designing and implementing public involvement programs for the Regional Public Transportation Authority in Phoenix, where she engaged the downtown community in the siting and original design for the Central Station transit center at Central and Van Buren.
Theresa earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
An active member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) since 1995, Theresa served as the Deputy Presiding Member of the International Board of Directors and past president of IAP2 USA.