Strategic Elements Communications Manager Kelvey Vander Hart was recently awarded a 2021 Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation from the Radio and Digital News Association (RTDNA). The achievement was awarded to 18-to-29 Now: Young America Speaks, a project brought from a collaboration between WNYC Radio and YR Media to highlight the experiences of 13 young Americans during the pivotal moments of 2020.
Vander Hart’s work “I’m Conservative, and Covid-19 brings conflicts of political interest” centers around her political identity in relation to the challenges her community faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations to Kelvey and the other Murrow Award winners.
A Des Moines native, Kelvey started with Strategic Elements in May of 2020. Before moving back to Iowa, she was previously located in Kansas City where she worked with the Show-Me Institute, Missouri’s leading free-market think tank. During her time there, she primarily worked in fundraising and operations and also had the opportunity to gain experience working on city policy issues. Kelvey has had work featured in publications across the country, including The Washington Examiner and the St. Louis Business Journal, and primarily writes about free-market environmentalism.