While working on her high school yearbook, a teacher advised Heather, “You have to go into advertising,” and the bug was born. Heather found that her skill set and interest more closely aligned to public relations, writing and social media than advertising when she was studying at the University of Colorado – Boulder, but that small comment paved the way for her passion for communication. Heather began her career with a local healthcare organization and moved to the agency side in 2006. Working in the fast-paced, fluid environment, Heather learned to love collaborative energy. Her years of integrated agency work taught Heather talents beyond the strict public relations practice. She began to hone her social media prowess in the early days of Twitter, back in 2007. Heather joined the Delta Dental team as a social media analyst in 2012. What Heather loves most about working in social media is the fluidity of the communication media. Things change so quickly in social media, that if you rest on the success of yesterday, you’ll miss the opportunity of today.
Amanda Lowery serves as corporate communications manager for Delta Dental of Wisconsin. She developed a passion for health care early in her career but quickly realized her weak stomach made for a better fit with health care communications versus direct patient care. Amanda has a dual education in communications and public health from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Her firsthand experience with her young kids helps bring a “walk in your shoes” approach to Delta Dental’s blogs.
Jodi Schuster is Delta Dental of Wisconsin’s corporate communications specialist.
From an early age she learned that reading could take her far, far away from the small town where she was born and raised. In college, she decided to make her pastime into a career. She graduated with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Her job experience has included working for what feels like every insurer in the state, writing about the ins and outs of business, personal lines, cell phone, and now, dental insurance.
She still lives in that same small town with her husband, two kids, a cat named Hemingway, and a dog named Dickens.