Keynote Speaker Profile: Sara Wurfel


Our very own Michigan State alumna and a graduate from the J-school within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Sara Wurfel is Electing Excellence’s keynote speaker! Wurfel is the Press Secretary for Governor Rick Snyder and accredited in public relations. 

After graduating from Michigan State, Wurfel worked in state government with the legislature, congressmen and the State of Michigan.  Once moving to Oregon and working as the director of communications for AARP Oregon, Wurfel received her master’s degree from the University of Oregon.  She is also involved with PRSA and was the President Elect for the Portland Metro chapter.

As a native Michigander, Wurfel returned to the mitten state when she started working as the Governor’s spokeswoman. 

Wurfel has much experience in policy communications and crisis management, which translates into working a lot. Like all public relations professionals will tell you, the industry does not work traditional eight-hour days.  Learn more about Wurfel and how she balances life and work in Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle Magazine’s article

We can’t wait to welcome Sara to our conference.  In the meantime, follow her on Twitter @SaraLW.


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