Susan Hartmann

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Susan Hartmann

As Director of Communications for Vision Maker Media, Susan serves as the liaison between producers, vendors, and the organization. She manages the details of each marketing project, DVD authoring, and creative service—ensuring that deadlines, budgets, and technical specifications are met while projects move from concept to completion. Susan graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a master's degree in journalism and business marketing. 
 

She has held leadership roles with the International Association of Business Communicators, Lincoln, Nebraska chapter. Prior to joining Vision Maker Media, Susan worked as a communications team leader for the Nebraska Forest Service, was a secondary education teacher of journalism/publications and English for a public school system, was a communications and marketing director for a Nebraska-grown for-profit company, and worked in state government and non-profits in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Job Title: 
Director of Communications
Recent posts: 

Blog Series:

This month, ChristianPost.com wrote a blog about the Apache 8 all-women firefighting crew. The more commonly known Navajo firefighters specialize in "hot spots" and extend their expertise nationwide when needed. The surprising team is the women from Fort Apache--the Apache 8 Crew, who also answer the call when needed across the U.S.

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The study reports results of American Indian and Alaska Native students grades 4 and 8 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), as well as the results of a special survey of American Indian and Alaska Native students, their teachers, and their school administrators—focusing on Native language and culture related to the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students. Here are some highlights from the report.

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Eleven production contracts from Vision Maker Media have been approved for the delivery of documentary and new media projects to the Public Broadcasting System. “The purpose of this funding is to increase the diversity of voices available to PBS viewers,” says Vision Maker Media Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve (Rosebud Sioux). “We encourage Native Americans to take on significant creative leadership roles, such as director, producer and editor. We want Native voices to have creative control, and not just in an advisory capacity.”

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Films

Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives for your station!

Filmmakers

Current funding, job, and training opportunities that support the production of Native content. Plus, additional information for filmmakers.

Educators

Hands-on educational tools for middle school to college-aged students that increase the Impact of Native films in the classroom.