Brandie Yates began her career in Meridian Township in 2007 as Reporting Intern for HOMTV, Meridian Township's award-winning Government Access Channel. Brandie has a Bachelor's of Arts from Michigan State University in Journalism with a broadcast concentration and specialization in public relations. Over the years, Brandie has worked in several key positions for the Meridian Township including Communications Specialist, Television Production Manager, Internship Coordinator and Executive Producer. In her role as Communications Manager, Brandie oversees the production and delivery of high quality digital, video and print materials for Township communications across multiple channels. With over 12 years' experience and a digital marketing certification, she is successful in project management, marketing strategy, brand awareness and customer service. Brandie specializes in cross-platform promotions, website design and content development, digital communications, social media management and video storytelling.
Brandie has been a speaker at multiple conferences, including those for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), on the topics of social media, communications, television reporting and video production. She is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) with the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. In her spare time, she creates blogs and videos as a Contributor for Lansing Mom, a locally-focused parenting resource for moms and families.