Please join the Council of Public Relations Firms and Southern Methodist University for a special networking event on the evening of Wednesday October 1st.
At this event – called “Take Flight with PR” – students will have the opportunity to engage with leading PR firm leaders and hear from them about where the public relations business is heading and what skills will be most critical in the years ahead. Following the main program, there will be networking with the speakers as well as several PR firm recruiters.
We expect to have students from several universities in attendance, along with a highly influential group of leaders. It promises to be a rewarding experience for both students and professionals alike.
Please reply with your indication of attendance by Friday, September 26 to Rebecca Hewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org as seating is limited.
When: October 1st 2014
Location: O’Donnell Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center on SMU’s campus (http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/About/Facilities/OwenArtsCenter/ODonnellHall)
6:00 p.m. Doors open
6:15 p.m. Welcome from Interim Dean Sam Holland, Southern Methodist University
6:20 p.m. Opening remarks: Matt Shaw, Council of PR Firms
6:30 p.m. Keynote: Fred Cook, CEO, Golin
7:00 p.m. Panel discussion, featuring:
- Teresa Henderson, SVP, General Manager, Pierpont Communications
- James Peters, Partner, Director, Ketchum
- Kari Streiber, Vice President Current Lifestyle
- Marvin Singleton, SVP, General Manager, Hill + Knowlton Strategies
- Moderated by: Sandra Duhe, Associate Professor, Director of Public Relations, and Chair of the Division of Communication Studies
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Networking reception in Taubman Atrium
The Council of Public Relations Firms, the U.S. trade association, is comprised of America’s leading public relations firms. Its membership represents the premier global, mid-size, regional and specialty firms across every discipline and practice area. The Council’s mission is to advocate for and advance the business of public relations firms by building the market and the value of firms as strategic business partners.