Valerie believes responsible marketing practices go hand-in-hand with accountability while utilizing emerging technologies. JSMM is committed to helping clients see growth through the responsible use of these emerging technologies while upholding the highest standards in responsible marketing practices and technology uses.Valerie has received numerous awards and honors from the Stevie Awards, FOLIO:, AMBIT, and more for entrepreneurship, industry leadership and excellence. She remains a leader in the industry and is involved in the community, speaking at conferences, moderating and participating in digital panels, and speaking to community groups. Valerie most recently presented at the 2021 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference in St. Louis.Valerie is an advocate for numerous charities, mentors women and entrepreneurs, and is highly engaged in the AI community. Over the years, the agency has committed to giving back to multiple non-profits, including those focused on animal welfare, children and families, women and girls. A cornerstone of the agency continues to be fostering a positive community through education, technology and career development.Valerie is an alumna of the University of Northern Iowa where she graduated summa cum laude with a BA in political communication and a double minor in journalism and international affairs.