Empowering the Modern PR Leader

Join the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (GFW PRSA) on Wednesday, October 4, for our annual half-day professional development program and luncheon presented by Mark Mohammadpour, APR, Fellow PRSA.

Mark is the founder and CEO of Oregon-based PR consultancy Chasing the Sun, an internationally acclaimed speaker and PR practitioner, a monthly columnist for PRSA’s Strategies & Tactics magazine, and a certified health coach and personal trainer.

Titled, “Empowering the Modern PR Leader,” the program will include interactive workshops and breakout sessions focused on Confidence and Owning the Room, Designing Your Personal Well-being Plan, and Leading with Empathy, which includes PR management lessons from the Apple TV+ hit series, “Ted Lasso.”

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Build trust and earn respect from colleagues and clients-alike
  • Prioritize health and wellness to stay mentally and physically resilient
  • Implement a winning workplace culture through an empathetic leadership style
  • Become a more impactful leader

Breakfast & Networking – 8-8:30 a.m.
Morning Program – 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Lunch & Networking – 11:30 a.m.-noon
Lunch Program/Keynote – Noon-1 p.m.

Morning Program Only – $80 (all registrants)
Morning Program and Luncheon – $90 (all registrants)
Luncheon Only – $45 (members), $50 (national members), $50 (non-members), $35 (students)


ChatGPT And Beyond: Elevate Your PR Strategy With AI

You’ve heard of Artificial Intelligence, but do you know how it can help you as a PR and communications professional? This practical webinar will explore how AI can help revolutionize your creative strategy to be more efficient and cost-effective, through the automatic creation of content for all your digital platforms and helping you better understand your audience, customers and opportunities.

Expect laughs, learning, and lightbulb-moments as bestselling author and award-winning digital trainer Gary Ennis presents a fast and furious webinar on how AI can assist with all things PR, communications, and marketing, exploring the consequences (good and bad) of using tools such as ChatGPT and more. 

It’s all happening live from Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday September 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time.

Don’t miss this opportunity! During this webinar we’ll discuss:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • Current AI tools and systems to use right now (including ChatGPT and Dall-E 2)
  • Automating digital content for blogs and social media
  • Using AI for PR and marketing strategy, and customer profiling
  • The pros and cons of AI for organizations like yours

Can’t make it to the live event? Register anyway because a link to the webinar recording will be emailed to all registered attendees after the event.

Please note: A link to access the live webinar will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email. You may need to look in your “Junk” or “Spam” folder to find it.

About Gary Ennis
Gary Ennis is a qualified trainer, coach and Chartered Marketer (look it up), with 25+ years experience in the field of Digital Marketing and Social Media. He is the founder and Managing Director of NSDesign, an award winning digital training consultancy based in Glasgow, Scotland, and the sole supplier of the Scottish Government’s DigitalBoost national webinar training program. Gary’s passion is working with SME companies (and their people) to help improve their digital footprints, and he has recently co-authored the Amazon bestselling book on social media, “Embrace the Space”. 

PR Pitch Shark Tank: 60-second Story Pitches with News Media Panel

Get ready for an intense program on August 2 as we hold a 60-second PR Pitch Shark Tank! Our panel of media professionals from CBS News, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal will give live feedback on news story elevator pitches from our attendees. 

If YOU are interested in presenting a pitch for live consumption…er, feedback, during this program, please email gfwprsapresident@gmail.com by July 21. 

Our panel knows what will sink or swim in these waters. Will they tear the next pitch to shreds? Or will it survive… the Shark Tank? 

(No sharks or reporters were harmed in the planning of this program.)

Our news media panel:

Buy your tickets by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Space is limited, so sign up today!

**NOTE: This luncheon will be held at Lou’s Place at Texas Wesleyan University (1112 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105). 

We look forward to seeing you!

Is the Future of News Nonprofit? The Fort Worth Report Success Story and What It Means


Two years ago, the founders of the nonprofit Fort Worth Report made a big bet: That the community not only needed more local news coverage, but that it would support it. 

Today, with more than a dozen Fort Worth Report journalists covering everything from school boards to city hall to the museum district, that bet has paid off. 

Come hear how the Fort Worth Report built both a successful business model and an impactful reporting team, and what that could mean for the future of local news coverage in Fort Worth, and across the state and nation.  

Join us on June 7. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Our featured speakers from the Fort Worth Report are:

Buy your tickets by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 1, the catering deadline for our venue.

We look forward to seeing you!

Generously sponsored by Dynamic Development Strategies.

PRSA Members-Only Panel Discussion with PRSA Dallas & PRSA Fort Worth At Globe Life Park


We invite all members to an exciting evening with PRSA Dallas and Greater Fort Worth PRSA at Globe Life Field at 5PM. Tuesday, May 16, 2023, presented by REV Entertainment and Texas Rangers.

PRSA members will enjoy a panel discussion featuring communication experts in the field of sports and entertainment in booming Arlington. Following the panel, PRSA members are invited to watch the Texas Rangers (with a free baseball game ticket for registered members) as they take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 p.m. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to network with other professionals and gain valuable insights into the world of sports and entertainment public relations.

Madison Pelletier SanFilippo

Our panel of speakers, including PRSA Member Madison Pelletier SanFilippo, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, REV Entertainment and Texas Rangers Baseball Club, will share their special knowledge and experience in all things Arlington for attending members. Madison knows first-hand the importance of clear and strategic communications both at home in growing Arlington, and also across the globe, as fans follow the Texas Rangers world-wide.

Also joining the panel of presenters will be John Blake, EVP public affairs, Texas Rangers, and Matt Wilson, senior vice president, sports and events, Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The first 100 PRSA members to register will also receive one complimentary game ticket, courtesy of the Texas Rangers and REV Entertainment.

Deadline to register: Friday, May 12 at 5PM

This event is presented by:


Tuesday, May 16, 2023

5:00 p.m.             Check-in
5:30 p.m.             Panel discussion begins
7:05 p.m.             Texas Rangers v. Atlanta Braves

The event will be held at Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Drive, Arlington, TX 76011, and more information about parking and ticketing will be provided in an email prior to game day.

Tickets to this members-only event are limited so REGISTER NOW to be a part of this unforgettable experience. See you there!