Susan Hartmann


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.

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Director of Communications
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Recently, I read a health article about 9 smart ways to keep your relationship healthy at any age. The following are a few of the recommendations that the website ( gave that stuck out to me.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter Bill Miller (Mohican) will be performing at the Newmark Theatre in Portland, Oregon, tomorrow, July 16. The concert kicks-off at 7 p.m.

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The article “Diabetes is a Killer” was recently covered by The article discusses how walkers of the Longest Walk 3 entered Washington, D.C. on Friday morning. The walkers formed a circle in front of the White House and held a water blessing ceremony—to represent the unity of people everywhere. Following the White House, the walkers made a brief stop at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian and the National Mall.




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