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Annual Conference


Margie Smith-Simmons

Margie Smith-Simmons photo
Director, News and Media, IU Communications, Indianapolis Office
smithsim[at]iu [dot] edu

Margie is the director of news and media for the IUPUI campus and the IU School of Medicine. Margie has been in the public relations and communication fields for nearly 15 years, mainly in the nonprofit and civil sectors. She received a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.

Prior to joining IU, Margie was a public relations manager at IU Health. Prior to joining IU Health, she served in former Mayor Bart Peterson’s administration as press secretary and deputy communications director. She also held various public information officer roles for the Department of Public Works, Animal Care and Control, and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, within Mayor Peterson's office. 

In her personal time, Margie likes hiking and spending time with her family, including traveling the state watching her kids play soccer.

Session title: "Beyond the Press Release"

For more information about this session, see the program.