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Current Secretary, 2020-2021
Clarion Committee Chair, 2021
Board of Directors, 2016-2018; 2019-2021
Home Chapter: Greater Des Moines, Iowa

Peggy Fleming has worked mainly in the financial services industry for over 35 years. She is currently Director of Communications and Engagement at a community bank where she built their first Intranet, writes the employee newsletter, designs forms, documents and presentations, facilitates events and employee community involvement, and manages promotional materials. She is excited to retire from her bank position at the end of March 2021.

Peggy earned her BA in Journalism from Drake University in Des Moines where she belonged to the student chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. (now AWC). While working as a technical writer at The Principal Financial Group, Peggy helped to found a local chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. Returning to AWC in 2007, she has served as Secretary and Communications Chair in the Greater Des Moines Chapter and is now Chapter Treasurer. She also serves as Chair of the Clarion Awards Committee on the national level.

For over 25 years she has also been an internationally known teddy bear artist and show promoter which has given her a unique perspective on marketing and event planning. She blogs about collecting fiber art on her website.

Always the techie, Peggy is proud to say that early in their marriage, she and her husband invested in one of the first portable computers which she says “at 40lbs was no laptop, but I was enchanted with the idea of being able to write at my keyboard almost anywhere I could plug it in.”

Peggy and her husband have three grown children and now dote on two adorable West Highland White Terriers and two cats whose antics are chronicled on Facebook and Instagram.