Chicago, IL, USA
For 25 years Soenen has worked for major news organizations as a producer, writer and communications strategist at the intersection of journalism, brand, culture and international visual storytelling. Known for her language fluency across private, NFP and public sector silos, her expertise and vision have increased revenue and reach, impacted policy and influenced legislation. Soenen's track record of high level business development, communications and production leadership includes noteworthy successes at Pulitzer, Oscar, Emmy and Peabody Award winning companies including Harper's Magazine, National Public Radio, Kartemquin Films, Chicago Tribune and VII. Soenen is a sought after educator, writer, consultant and panelist at media literacy and journalism events. Since 2013, she has been the Director of Communications and Project Management for a VC angel fund that invests in bringing Start Ups to the Midwest. She resides in her hometown of Chicago.