Show You’re Worthy Luncheon Pics

GFW PRSA members enjoyed lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and learned how to submit a winning nomination at the 2014 Worthy Awards. The GFW PRSA Chapter’s Worthy Awards were presented for the first time in 2012, and the professional recognition program grew substantially in its second year. Committee members are working now to make the awards process and event even better in 2014.


Speakers at the GFW PRSA luncheon on Feb. 12: (left to right) Gigi Westerman, APR, Fellow PRSA, 2013 Worthy Award Best of Show winner; 2014 Worthy Awards co-chair, Holly Ellman; Worthy Awards co-chair Joe Stout, Director of Integrated Communications for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control; and Shannon O’Quin Wingo, R.D., L.D., IBCLC, the WIC program Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Tarrant County Public Health Department.



PRSA Christmas Gift Exchange Pics

GFW PRSA members met on Tuesday, December 10 at Times Ten Cellars for a PR book gift exchange.

From left to right: Lisa Albert, Richie Escovedo & Carol Murray, APR

GFW PRSA Professional Development Program Pics

Dr. Joe Trahan spoke at the GFW PRSA Professional Development Program on October 9 at Colonial Country Club. During his presentation, Dr. Trahan said the three p’s of good speeches are people, purpose and passion.

From left to right: Richie Escovedo, Claire Bloxom, Dr. Joe Trahan, APR, Fellow PRSA, Brian Murnahan, Holly Ellman and Lisa Albert


Senior PR practitioners gathered around Dr. Joe Trahan at an Oct. 8 mixer at Lucille’s Bistro, where he made an appeal for mentorship of junior-level professionals and discussed the need for ongoing continuing education.

GFW PRSA Luncheon: What PR Pros Can Learn from Improv Photos

Four Day Weekend entertained attendees at the GFW PRSA Luncheon on August 14 at Colonial Country Club. The group taught attendees the skills needed to combine creativity with commerce to create harmony in the workplace.

Frank Ford and David Wilk of the comedy troupe Four Day Weekend share with the GFW PRSA’s August luncheon crowd how the tenets of improvisational comedy make good business sense – especially when it comes to corporate culture.


GFW PRSA member Phil Beckman gets a lesson from Four Day Weekend’s David Wilk on the importance of establishing a shared history with teammates.


David Wilk of Four Day Weekend leads several GFW PRSA members through an exercise aptly named, “Ad Exec.”

GFW PRSA Social Photos

GFW PRSA members gathered for a social on May 23 at the Live Oak on Magnolia.

Pictured left to right: Lisa Albert, Chrissy Madison, Gigi Westerman, Caroline Strand, Melody Fritz and Sandra Brodnicki