Denise Gee Peacock is AATTAP’s Project Coordinator for eLearning, Websites and Publications. She helps coordinate the AMBER Advocate and AMBER Alert in Indian Country websites, oversees social media engagement, and writes for, edits, and designs the quarterly newsletter, The AMBER Advocate. Denise also contributes to eLearning initiatives, assists with AATTAP national symposiums, and helps produce special multimedia projects.
Prior to her current role, Denise was a communications-focused NCJTC Associate from 2018 to 2022, providing compelling content to The AMBER Advocate, writing high-level AATTAP and AIIC reports, and helping update When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide.
From 2010 to 2018, Denise served as Media Relations Manager for Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She helped SMU’s Dedman School of Law, Human Rights Program, Maguire School of Ethics, and Texas-Mexico Program garner unprecedented publicity that involved SMU subject matter experts being featured in major media outlets in this country and abroad.
In 2018 Denise won the International Circle of Excellence Gold Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for her work on the sensitively written and beautifully designed book, No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland, produced for SMU’s Human Rights Program. The book commemorated the 20th anniversary of SMU's “Holocaust Poland” trip – one of the longest running, most comprehensive Holocaust study-abroad trips offered by a U.S. university. Prior to that Denise also helped SMU win several national CASE awards for “Best Practices in Marketing and Communications.”
Earlier in her career, Denise served as Editorial Director for Media News Group’s 200+ specialty publications/websites and worked as a senior editor for Better Homes and Gardens, Coastal Living, and Southern Living. She also has written seven books for national publishers. Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Louisiana State University.