New Opportunity for Masters and Nupros

GFW PRSA will host a networking event for Masters and NuPros titled “Mastering a Brave New World” on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Brownstone (840 Currie Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107). During the event, you’ll hear from a panel of experts about making the transition into the field of public relations from another profession or after time away in another role, position or industry.

The cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check at the door. This includes payment for your first drink and appetizers. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 12 to Masters Chair Kim Speairs at or NuPros Chair Cindy Vasquez at


  •  Carroll Burney: Carroll took a hiatus from the world of public relations and marketing to pursue her love of cooking. She went back to school, received her degree in culinary arts and began working in the kitchen of a fine dining restaurant. Later, she began promoting a local chef. After several years in the business, Carroll decided to hang up her chef coat and go back to her passion – public relations. Today, she is vice president of Marketing and Development for Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, where she has been for four years.
  • Jeff Rodriguez: Formerly a journalist with the Star-Telegram, the Cincinnati Enquirer and other papers, Jeff left the news world to pursue opportunities in non-profit work, including Big Brothers and Sisters. In January 2012, Jeff became a communications specialist with Texas Health Resources, and he now handles both public relations and internal communications for Texas Health Southwest hospital and for the Texas Health outpatient center in Burleson.
  • Susan Schoolfield, APR: A PRSA Past President and Masters member, Susan worked for a local ad and PR agency and as a public relations consultant before joining the marketing and public relations department for Cook Children’s Health Care System. She stepped slightly away from PR for four years to work in sales for Dowden Custom Media. She returned to her PR and agency roots in 2011, when she joined the Balcom Agency as an account director.
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