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Kami Spangenberg

Kami Spangenberg
Job Title
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
RTI International

Kami Spangenberg is senior vice president of Corporate Communications, Scientific Stature Services and Community Affairs for RTI International. She leads a trifecta of departments, unified in helping the institute deliver on its mission to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

Kami has more than 30 years of communications and marketing experience and expertise in strategic communications planning, corporate branding and messaging, and issues management and crisis communications. Prior to RTI, she worked as a change communications consultant in the energy sector, a communications principal in pharmaceutical and supply chain consulting practices, and as a global marketing director in the telecommunications field.

Kami is a dynamic and inspiring leader who forges meaningful internal and external connections to meet and exceed organizational goals. She is an accomplished executive-level corporate communications professional who is most passionate about lifting people up. In 2023, she was recognized as a Top Women in Communications by Ragan Communications.

She considers her primary role that of corporate cheerleader, believing in people and championing their dreams. Working with talented people united in service of a mission for global good fulfills Kami professionally. That and she must laugh every single day.

Kami shares her time, knowledge and expertise with several additional organizations: the Evidence & Equity Collaborative, the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED), Research Institute Communication Executives (RICE), The Conference Board Strategic Communications Council, Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council and The Triangle Takeoff Coalition.