Angie Hendershot was part of the first graduating class of the Integrated Marketing Communications program at KU and is proud to return as Professor of the Practice. Angie leverages more than 20 years of experience in the fields of public relations, marketing communication, brand and strategy. As VP of Marketing Strategy & Brand Management at Assurant, Inc., a Fortune 300 global specialty financial services company, she designed and deployed several transformative marketing programs. She chaired the Assurant Marketing Council, charged with building marketing capabilities and consumer focus through market research, consumer insights programs and professional development, and also launched the digital marketing community of practice to coordinate social, web and mobile activities across the company.
Previously, Angie worked for 12 years in progressive communications, marketing and strategy roles at Sprint, spanning the local, broadband, long distance and wireless business lines. She received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University with a major in Public Relations and an area of focus in Political Science. In 1999, she received her M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of Kansas. She served on and chaired the board of directors for Community LINC, a Kansas City non-profit organization supporting homeless families, and continues to volunteer for community, youth and social justice causes.