Susan Pepperdine is a volunteer serving as Public Relations Consultant for KidsAndCars.org. She uses her professional writing and public relations skills to communicate the life-saving messages of KidsAndCars.org to new parents and caregivers, and to educate the public, legislators and regulators about the positive changes needed to prevent the tragic deaths of children in and around motor vehicles.
Ms. Pepperdine has been involved in charitable causes for more than four decades, including co-founding a nationally accredited humane organization, Animal-Kind Inc. in 1973, and serving on the national board of the Humane Society of the United States from 1984 to 1990. She has served on the board of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame since 2012. She has won PR and communications awards for projects completed for charitable organizations, including Animal-Kind Inc., the Kansas Head Injury Association, and Mattie Rhodes, a family and community development center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ms. Pepperdine founded the PR firm of Pepperdine & Associates Inc. in 1992. Which marked its silver anniversary in July 2017. Earlier in her career she held PR and management positions with Hallmark Cards, Kansas City Power & Light and two ad agencies: Barkley and Marketing Resources of America (now The frank Agency). She is an honors journalism graduate of the University of Missouri, and also attended Kansas State University, William Jewell College and Quincy College (now University) in Illinois, her hometown.