Constance Alexander’s range of creative and consulting skills includes extensive experience in the public and private sectors, with a specialization in the successful planning and implementation of organizational change. A former AT&T executive, she has a Master of Art in humanities, a Master of Business Administration in management, and an Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. Her consulting skills are sought out by a variety of businesses and community organizations, often to facilitate board retreats focused on vision, mission, strategic planning and organizational restructuring. Recently, her expertise on incorporating the arts into economic development efforts has been a valuable resource for clients and communities. She has worked with groups of all sizes, in situations ranging from public forums with hundreds in the audience to small group settings. A presenter on the roster of the Kentucky Humanities Council, she is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker and to present readings of her books and poems around the country.
In 2014, she was recipient of a Governor’s Award in the Arts for her work in media, and she has served on the boards of major nonprofit organizations including the Carson Center in Paducah, Kentucky Oral History Commission, Institute on Rural Journalism and Community Issues and Kentucky Historical Society. She was recently sworn in as second vice president of the Historical Society Board. She has received two Al Smith Fellowships, as well as numerous grants and awards from Newspaper Association of America, Association of Health Care Journalists, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Benton Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ragdale Foundation, Kaiser Foundation and the Pilgrim Project. A professional writer with five books to her credit, she is an award-winning newspaper columnist, poet, playwright, fiction/nonfiction writer and independent producer.