Stacey Sanner

Stacey Sanner is an accomplished public relations professional, photographer and videographer with a strong track record of strategic and inventive initiatives. She is recognized for innovative concepts, creative plans, a compelling storytelling approach and flawless execution. 

Stacey’s 30-year PR career included senior roles with high-profile entertainment and media corporations in New York and Los Angeles including A&M Records; VH1/MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc.; and Teen People Magazine, a Time Inc. publication.  

Her work in the Seattle area with national PR firms included brand strategy and national consumer media placements for clients such as Starbucks, Expedia, Oakley, and HTC.  

In 2010, Stacey turned her creative talents to working with law enforcement.  She began with a passion project, “Keeping a Blue Light On: A Citizen’s Tribute to the Seattle Police Department,” a book comprising Stacey’s photographic portraits and personal, insightful interviews with 41 members of the Seattle Police Department about their work and why they do what they do. Her inspiration was a desire to find a way to pay tribute to the five Seattle-area officers who were ambushed and murdered in late 2009. “I lived in New York City during 9/11.  It was the first time I had ever seen police officers thanked for anything,” Stacey wrote. “My feeling was that we cannot honor law enforcement only when tragedy strikes.  We have to appreciate them every day.” 

In addition to honoring the fallen, the book pays tribute to all men and women who wear the badge and tells the real stories of police work.  

Since then, Stacey has continued to find inspiration in working with law enforcement.  For four years, she worked with the Seattle Police Foundation as the producer of the Annual Seattle Police Awards Banquet.  She added elements to the program including the stories of meritorious awardees so that the audience could appreciate the heroics of the incidents and the officers involved.  She also added elements that offered the opportunity for Seattle’s citizens to show their support for their men and women in blue. 

Also for the Seattle Police Foundation, she conceptualized, photographed and edited public-facing videos about SPD patrol officers, continuing to use her interviewing skills and documentary style in generating appreciation and understanding of the job.  

Stacey has launched her own production company, Stacey Sanner Productions.  Her work includes creating recruiting videos for the King County Sheriff’s Department (KCSO) and the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD).  She also created training videos for a KCSO/King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office grant proposal designed to help patrol officers navigate the complexities of responding to domestic violence incidents. Stacey conceptualizes key messaging and handles all elements of production including on-camera interviews, all b-roll filming, editing and post-production. The videos are in keeping with her signature storytelling approach. 

In August 2018, Stacey became a member of the board of the Seattle Police Foundation. 

To all her work, Stacey brings passion, enthusiasm and creativity combined with the ability to successfully execute ideas and plans.