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Or in this case, hear all about it on this episode of A Real Piece of Work. Join Matt and Joy as they explore this fascinating career in the news world. David Robbins Jr. is a page designer at The Washington Post, designing the sports and A-sections (State and National Politics, Finance and World sections). Do you love writing? Have you ever wondered what a career in page designing would be like? Tune in and listen to David’s advice in this podcast; DREAM BIG, stay connected and don’t forget about that Linked In page.

David D. Robbins Jr. is a Page Designer at The Washington Post. He designs the sports section, the A-Section (State and National Politics, Finance and World sections) and has also worked online and helped with simple illustrations. Before working at the Post, he was a senior page designer for Gannett -- which included designing any number of newspapers as varied as The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Des Moines Register and many more. He was also the USA Today Network sports centerpiece designer. He has been a journalist over the past 20 years. As an undergrad, he attended Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and studied English Literature, writing linguistics and history. Later he attended law school at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He is also an astrophotographer and concert photographer, an endeavor to which he dedicated himself after beating cancer 5-years ago.

Joy Dodson, Vice President of Community Relations at JA of the Heartland, is a Quad Cities native who graduated from United Township High School and Western Illinois University QC campus. Her career journey allowed her to expand her wings in North Carolina and Kansas before moving back to Bettendorf, IA where she has called home for the past 10 years. Joy embraced 10 years of growth and experiences in various roles under the Human Resources and Leadership Development umbrellas spanning multiple industries. She will forever be passionate about elevating and inspiring leaders through a people first proactive mindset!
As a Vice President with Russell, a construction and development firm based in Davenport, IA, Matt Rebro brings 20+ years of industry experience and relationships to the team. He is a key contributing member to Russell’s Business Development outreach efforts. Matt’s focus is to help grow the Russell brand with targeted individuals and firms and to support his Russell team members to ensure existing client relationships are maximized to their fullest potential. As a native eastern-Iowan, Matt has demonstrated a commitment to supporting communities over the last two decades via personal and firm support of organizations such as Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Iowa Association of Business & Industry and the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Workforce Coalition.