Amanda Wanke joined AURI in January as director of communications. She oversees AURI’s communications efforts including the organization’s website, print materials, electronic newsletter, tradeshow displays and media outreach.

Amanda Wanke

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Prior to AURI, Wanke was director of communications for Bethel University, which is located in St. Paul, Minn., and serves more than 6,000 undergraduate, graduate and seminary students. She also served as press secretary for former U.S. Congressman Gil Gutknecht and held several internships in communications and public policy.

Wanke holds two degrees from Bethel University: a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s in political science with a minor in communication studies.