Save the Date: PRSA International Conference

Save the Date!
ICON 2022
Dallas-Fort Worth

Nov. 13 – 15, 2022
Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas

 

Join us in Dallas-Fort Worth for ICON 2022, which we plan to hold in person for the first time since 2019!

Our headquarters hotel for PRSA and PRSSA will be the one-of-a-kind Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center,where we’ll be celebrating PRSA’s 75th Anniversary. ICON 2022 will present top-notch thought leaders, an extensive array of breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more. You’ll be able to enhance your perspective and skill sets, renew old friendships and make new contacts, and meet representatives from leading industry service providers.

Exclusive ICON 2022 Conference Hotel Rate

For accommodations at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, click on the booking link or call (877) 491-5138 and ask for the Group Name “Public Relations Society of America.” PRSA has reserved a special room rate of $249 per night, plus taxes and fees. Rooms are guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis through Oct. 5, 2022.

Plan Ahead and Reserve Your Seat at the Center of Influence in 2022.

Professional communicators wield incredible power as influencers in their organizations, industries and society. ICON 2022 will showcase the impact of public relations and strategic communications over the past 75 years as well as defining the role of the communicator in the future.

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Mindfulness and Messaging: Mental Health, Youth and the Content We Create

Join Greater Fort Worth PRSA at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, for a conversation focused on mental health, young people and how both are affected by the communications content we create.

Speakers include Laura Van Hoosier, APR, Fellow PRSA, Assistant Vice President for Public Relations at Cook Children’s, and Kim Brown, APR, Public Relations Manager at Cook Children’s. Both helped produce the Joy Campaign and its related podcast, Raising Joy. The campaign launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention initiative aimed at reaching parents through honest conversations about the mental wellbeing of children and teens. The podcast followed in 2022 to further empower parents with tools and strategies they can use to support their children and themselves.

Two experts in behavioral health will further explore the impact of messaging on mental health:
Cynthia Powell is an assistant professor of Lifestyle Health Sciences at UNT HSC and founder of Cynergy Wellness Group LLC. Powell also provides coaching and training in a variety of areas including mindfulness, resilience, self-care and stress management.

Kristi Wiley has served as program director for the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation since 2018. The foundation works to prevent suicide, eliminate stigma and provide hope to people struggling with depression. Previously, Wiley served as development director for the AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth and as Development Manager for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth.

This event is generously sponsored by The Center for Children’s Health led by Cook Children’s

The deadline to buy tickets is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 28, to meet our venue’s catering count deadline. Purchase here.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Beth Lamb and Jessamy Brown

GFW PRSA Members Represent Chapter at PRSA Southwest District Conference

Beth Lamb and Jessamy Brown

L-R: Beth Lamb, APR, and Jessamy Brown, APR

Special thanks to PRSA Southwest District Chair, Beth Lamb, APR, for all of her help in planning and leading the PRSA Southwest District Conference, and GFW PRSA President-Elect Jessamy Brown, APR, and the team from Cook Children’s for representing our chapter at the conference in Oklahoma City in June.

Cook Children’s team.

Cook Children’s team.

PRSA College of Fellows

PRSA Welcomes 17 New Members into Its College of Fellows in 2022

NEW YORK, July 13, 2022 – PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced today the election of 17 new members into the College of Fellows, comprised of more than 700 leading professionals and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession.

“I thank these members for their generous contributions to the communications profession,” said Dr. Felicia Blow, APR, 2022 PRSA Chair. “The process is rigorous for College of Fellows applicants, and I commend each of them for their superior efforts in attaining this achievement. I extend a hearty congratulations to the Class of 2022 for their inspiring service, leadership and commitment to our industry and their fellow communicators.”

The 2022 inductees are:

Ellen Averill, APR, Fellow PRSA, Vice President Communications & Strategy, Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.; Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sandra R. Brodnicki, APR, Fellow PRSA, Partner, The S & G Group; Arlington, Texas
Jeremy C. Burton, APR, Fellow PRSA, Vice President for Connection, The Voice of the Martyrs; Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Clark P. Dumont, M.S., APR, Fellow PRSA, Principal & Counselor, Dumont Communications; Las Vegas, Nevada
Jamie D. Floer, APR, Fellow PRSA, Communications Manager, Toho Water Authority; Kissimmee, Florida
Kelly C. Gaggin, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA, Assistant Teaching Professor, Syracuse University; Fayetteville, New York
Lauren Green-Caldwell, APR, Fellow PRSA, Vice President Communications, CCMO, National Jewish Health; Denver, Colorado
J. Elyse Hammett, APR, Fellow PRSA, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; Atlanta, Georgia
Wendy Shill Kurtz, APR, Fellow PRSA, Founder and President, Elizabeth Charles & Associates, LLC; Winter Garden, Florida
Kena L. Lewis, APR, Fellow PRSA, Senior Director, Public Affairs & Media Relations, Orlando Health; Orlando, Florida
Debra Peterson, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, Comm365; Overland Park, Kansas
Sally Ridenour, APR, Fellow PRSA, Chief Content Strategist, Oregon Department of Transportation; Salem, Oregon
Tracy Schario, APR, Fellow PRSA, Senior Manager and Department Head, External Communications, MITRE; White Stone, Virginia
Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, Dean, College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton; Fullerton, California
Pamela Thompson, MBA, APR, Fellow PRSA, Manager of Internal Communications, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime; Wylie, Texas
Laura Moore Van Hoosier, APR, Fellow PRSA, Assistant Vice President, Public Relations & Communications, Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas; Grapevine, Texas
Rebecca M. Villarreal, APR, Fellow PRSA, Executive Director of Communications, New Braunfels Independent School District; New Braunfels, Texas
The College of Fellows Class of 2022 will be honored during a virtual celebration on Sunday, November 6, and Inducted at the College of Fellows Induction Celebration at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Saturday, November 12.

Members of the College of Fellows serve in PRSA Chapter, District, Professional Interest Sections and National leadership positions. To qualify for admittance, the communications professional must be a current PRSA member, have at least 20 years of PR and communications experience, hold the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential and have demonstrated superior professional performance in the practice/teaching of public relations.

About PRSA
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) empowers its members to succeed at every stage of their careers through a wide breadth of professional development, networking and leadership opportunities. Guided by its Code of Ethics, PRSA is collectively represented by 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, as well as on nearly 375 college and university campuses in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia and Peru through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). PRSA’s signature events include the Anvil Awards and ICON, the premier annual gathering for communications professionals and students. For more information, visit www.prsa.org.

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Media Contact:
Rod Granger
(212) 460-0307
rod.granger@prsa.org

PRSA College of Fellows

PRSA College of Fellows