Satnan Named MOSPRA Professional of the Year

Bob Satnan, Sedalia 200 communications director

Bob Satnan, Communication Director for Sedalia School District 200, has been named the Missouri School Public Relations Association’s (MOSPRA) 2021 Professional of the Year.

The Professional of the Year is MOSPRA’s most prestigious award and is given to a communications professional who has made a valuable contribution to public education.  Among the attributes of the recipient are professionalism; strategic skills; organization; ability to develop and implement high-quality communication practices; and commitment to helping MOSPRA as an association.

In letters of nomination, several themes were recurrent regarding Satnan, including his vision, passion, empathy, dedication and his genuine persona.

Satnan is known for his ability to connect with people and to build staff and community morale, a task made much more challenging through the months of the pandemic.

Steven Triplett, Sedalia Superintendent, said, “I consider Bob Satnan to be not only the finest communications director in the state, but one of the finest, most genuine persons I have ever had the opportunity to know.  In today’s society, I find it difficult to encounter anyone with the selfless and humble attitude that Bob displays.  He gives of himself to others in a way very few can match.”

Kelly Wachel, MOSPRA President, shared,  “Bob does so much for his MOSPRA colleagues. He is a mentor and supporter. He has also dedicated himself to creating an incredible Awards Program that allow members to submit their best work and receive insights from the peers across the country.”

Satnan is a leader for the association in many ways. For his district Satnan handles all internal and external communications, social media, event planning and crisis management.  Furthermore, Satnan makes time to continue working in his former profession of journalism by writing a weekly editorial piece for the Sedalia newspaper.

MOSPRA Executive Director, David Luther, stated, “I’ve worked closely with Bob on many matters and I am always struck by his compassion for others and his desire to do exemplary work. Bob is very deserving of the Professional of the Year Award.”