Ione works closely with association leaders and volunteers to develop PR, marketing and communications plans to achieve goals for brand awareness, advocacy, membership, and program/event promotion. Her passion for learning helps her develop a deep understanding of each association’s industry and member needs so she can create strategies to engage audiences to achieve results.
One of Ione’s key assets is her ability to help organizations take a fresh look at their strengths and identify new opportunities to leverage them.
Ione has over 30 years of marketing, media relations and corporate communications leadership experience in transportation, healthcare and membership organizations. Prior to joining The Harrington Company Ione managed programs for The Minnesota Department of Transportation, National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. She is a member of Associations North and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She is also a past-president of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Ione enjoys all things nature, hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and gardening.