Susan Kenedy Hood

Bio

Public Information Officer/Media Production Specialist for Montgomery County, MD

Susan Kenedy is a Public Information Officer/Media Production Specialist for Montgomery County, MD. In her role she maintains positive relations between Montgomery County and the public while providing the media and public with accurate and timely information relating to public interest. She is responsible for media relations, writing and editing press releases, creating ceremonial documents and correspondence, and organizing special events. Susan is also the face of County Cable Montgomery where she serves as a producer, reporter and liaison to the community. ​Her twenty five plus years of service has contributed to the County's transparency through news style reporting on a weekly basis, and through that work she has established herself as an effective storyteller. Throughout her career Susan has won numerous awards, most recently a 2018 NATOA Award in the Public Health Documentary category, a 2017 NATOA Award and SAAVY Award for her documentary on the heroin epidemic, and a Capital Emmy in 2015 for her short format program that focuses on economic development in the Washington D.C. region. Susan started her career as a journalist in Princeton, New Jersey after graduating from Iowa State in 1984 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She and her husband Steve, a 1983 Aerospace Engineering graduate of ISU, have five children. Susan also raises and trains service dogs for Warrior Canine Connection, a Maryland non-profit that provides service dogs to veterans.