Ann Peru Knabe, Ph.D., APR+M – Accreditation Co-Chair

Ann Peru Knabe, Ph.D, APR+M is the accreditation co-chair for PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin. She believes in the importance of research, strategy, and thoughtful evaluation. Her 30+ years in military public affairs, national security and international settings complement her civilian PR work and educational experiences. Ann currently works as an account director at BVK. She previously taught PR at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater for 20 years, and retired with the rank of “colonel” after serving 36 years in the Air Force Reserve in public affairs and emergency management. She is a past chair of the Universal Accreditation Board, the international governing body for the “APR” credential and has served in multiple roles at the local and national PRSA level.