Idaho Professional Women Express Network
IPWEN Presenter's Biography - Dana Blackburn

Dana Blackburn - IPWEN's December 2009 presenter

Dana Blackburn

Dana Blackburn 

Dana Blackburn
University of Phoenix
Community Education Liaison

Dana Blackburn is known to inspire, motivate and entertain her audiences while leaving them with practical ideas about how to make the most out of everyday situations. Dana came to the University of Phoenix after nearly 20 years of sales, marketing, leadership and management experience, with the Idaho Transportation Department, O'Callaghan's Catering, and the last five years managing Eagle Press in Idaho Falls.

During these economic times, Dana is focusing her energy on helping organizations to understand the importance of employee training and development. As a Community Education Liaison with the University of Phoenix, she promotes education to business professionals and the community, with encouragement to move beyond their comfort zone, and reach new levels of personal development through education, dedication, and hard work. She is an active member of the Southeast Idaho Society of Human Resource Management, both the Greater Pocatello and Idaho Falls Chambers of Commerce, and serves as a member of the Idaho Falls Chamber Ambassadors.

Outside of her professional interests, she is a single mother of her three sons, ages 17, 20, and 21; and her daughter, who is 15. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to Idaho at a young age. When she was six, she began sharing her Hawaiian heritage by hula, and Tahitian dancing for local organizations, and businesses like the Elks Club, Albertsons, and Broulims to name a few. Her real passion is music, as she enjoys singing whenever the opportunity arises. She is currently pursuing an Associates degree in Communications, with the University of Phoenix, which is her ultimate drive in her position with the university. She believes the best way to be of service to people that lose sight of their dreams is to share personal struggles and roadblocks, hold out a hand, and help them accomplish those dreams.

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