Full Name
Sheri Benninghoven, APR
Job Title
SAE Communications
Speaker Bio
Sheri Benninghoven, APR, is the former Communications Director of the League of California Cities and one of California’s most experienced public relations professionals in helping corporations and public agencies develop strategic public relations programs. As one of two principals of SAE Communications, she serves as counsel to the firm’s public agency clients.
Sheri is a former adjunct faculty member of the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, a former Vice President/Group Manager and Global Account Director for Ketchum Public Relations and served as the Public Information Officer for the City of Anaheim.
She is a past president of the California Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, a member of CAPIO and a recipient of our lifetime achievement award.
Also Sheri is the founder/past board member of the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) and is a founder/instructor at the California Specialized Training Institute’s (CSTI) crisis communications program.
A graduate of California State University, Fullerton in Communications and Public Relations – and recipient of their alumni professional achievement award — she also graduated from the Public Sector Marketing program from Public Technology, Incorporated (PTI) in Washington, DC. Sheri also holds her Accreditation in Public Relations.
Sheri Benninghoven, APR