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Helen Spencer

Vice President of Communications

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Helen helps to design and execute the communications strategy for Arnold Ventures, utilizing multimedia storytelling, media outreach, and a blend of traditional and digital platforms to build awareness of the organization's mission and brand.

Helen joins Arnold Ventures after a 20-year career in journalism and communications. She previously served as chief communications officer for the Houston Independent School District and the Harris County Department of Education, where she developed and implemented successful public relations and community engagement campaigns while advancing digital storytelling platforms. Before joining Houston ISD, Helen was a communications consultant for BBVA Compass.

As news editor for the Houston Chronicle, she directed the work of dozens of journalists who edited and produced news, features, and sports sections for the largest news operation in Texas. In 2010, she received the Hearst Eagle Award for her role in the newsroom’s transition to a modern editorial system and her leadership during multiple major news events, including Hurricane Ike.

Helen received her bachelor’s in English from Texas A&M University.

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