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Brooke Howell
Works at Reputation Capital Media Services
Attended Indiana University
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  • Reputation Capital Media Services
    editorial services director, 2013 - present
  • SmartBrief
    small-business and entrepreneurship editor, 2008 - 2013
Basic Information
  • Indiana University
    sociology, 1997 - 2001
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    public affairs reporting, 2004 - 2005
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