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March 15, 2021

Meet the Board: Angie Graf, Director of Sponsorship & Strategic Partnerships

For this week's Meet the Board allow us to introduce Angie Graf our 2021 Director of Sponsorship & Strategic Partnerships. We are excited to have Angie's expertise and experience on our board. She's a valued team member. Learn more about Angie below!

 

Tell us about yourself and your current role

I am a PR/Marketing/Integrated Communications Recruiter with PR Talent, a specialized talent recruiting company. I work with talent of all levels to help grow their careers and partner with communication agencies and companies (corporate/in-house) to help build their teams. 

How did you get into PR?

My recruiting career began …

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March 10, 2021

Meet the Media: Jordyn Dahl, Entrepreneurship Editor at LinkedIn News

As part of PRSA’s mission to advance the PR profession and the professional, we bring you our next Meet the Media Q+A profile. In this Q+A, we speak with Jordyn Dahl, Entrepreneurship Editor at LinkedIn News, to learn more about her work, how COVID-19 has impacted it and how she spends her free time. Oh, and don't forget to follow her on Twitter (@Jordyn_Dahl).

How did you end up in journalism? 

I fell into it a bit by chance. A friend of mine in college was a designer at the college newspaper and mentioned they were looking for some …

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March 1, 2021

Meet the Board: Angela Baldwin, Director of Special Events

For our latest Meet the Board, allow us to introduce our Director of Special Events, Angela Baldwin!

Tell us about yourself and your current role

In 2020, I quit my job and started Baldwin PR and Marketing. I currently work with nonprofit and tech clients. I started my career in tech, nonprofit, and consumer PR over ten years ago and I’ve handled media relations in English and Spanish, worked in-house and at agencies. I dabbled in social media management and strategy and celebrity and influence relations while living in LA. I’ve worked at three start-ups, worked as an event coordinator, …

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February 15, 2021

Meet the Board: Katina (Tinka) Bush, APR, Director, Awards

For our latest Meet the Board, let us introduce you to Katina (Tinka) Bush, APR our Director of Awards.

Tell us about yourself and your current role.

I have been quite fortunate in this industry. With stints both in-house and with agencies, covering brands big and small across several industries, I’ve had no shortage of experiences in various verticals of public relations. Over the last several years, I pivoted to strategic and leadership positions within nonprofit and higher education institutions. I’ve also spent significant time consulting with small, women-owned businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area implementing brand communications strategies and …

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February 8, 2021

Q&A with 2020 Foggies Professional of the Year: Curtis Sparrer

PRSA-SF is taking you deeper inside our chapter awards program, to learn more about each winner – what makes them tick, how their winning entry came about, how much work went into it, and more. 

We are excited to introduce you to the 2020 Foggies' Professional of the Year winner, Curtis Sparrer. 

 

Tell us more about yourself.

Curtis Sparrer is a principal and co-founder of Bospar PR.

His client work spans B2B, B2C, and every permutation in between. He has delivered stellar results for such clients as PayPal, Unisys, Tetris, and the alien hunters of the SETI Institute.

Business …

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February 1, 2021

Meet the Board: John McCartney, Director-At-Large

We are excited to introduce John McCartney, Director-At-Large for our second installment of “Meet the Board.” John has been a valuable member of PRSA-SF and served on the board in various roles over the past several years.

 

Tell us about yourself and your current role.

I'm going into my sixth and final year on the PRSA-SF board, and this year will serve as Director at Large, following other roles on the board, including Chapter President in 2019. In 2020, I moved to Los Angeles and started my first business, Jmac PR, a consultancy that works primarily with tech …

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January 28, 2021

Q&A with 2020 Foggies PR's Midsize Agency of the Year: Highwire PR

PRSA-SF continues our Q&A's with another exceptional 2020 Foggies winner. Join us as we go deeper inside our chapter awards program to learn more about each winner – what makes them tick, how their winning entry came about, how much work went into it, and more. 

We are excited to introduce you to the 2020 Foggies' Midsize Agency of the Year winner, Highwire PR. We went in-depth with Kathleen Gratehouse, Principal at Highwire PR, to learn more about their win. 

 

Tell us more about yourself

I am one of the principals at Highwire working on both enterprise and consumer …

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January 25, 2021

PRSA-SF and Mentor Connect: Finally, some good news in 2021

Written by Curie Sevilla, APR, PRSA-SF Director of Mentorship, Business Strategist, Stanford Conferences

It's pure luck or incredible timing.

When I thought the pandemic was a death knell to our mentorship program, it turned out to be a fantastic opportunity instead.  Perhaps, it's pure luck AND incredible timing. Let me start from the beginning.

I was involved in mentoring First-Generation/Low-Income, or FLI, students at Stanford University for the last few years.  Learning from these talented students has always been the high point of my mentoring experience.

When I pursued my APR, PRSA mentors such as Michelle Horaney, Mitchell Friedman, and David Vossbrink guided …

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January 18, 2021

Meet the Board: Mitchell Friedman, Ed. D., APR our 2021 PRSA-SF Director, Ethics

Over the coming months, we are going to be introducing you to our 2021 Board of Directors. We are excited to learn more about them and share their experience and expertise with you. Please meet our Director of Ethics, Mitchell Friedman, Ed. D., APR.

 

Tell us about yourself and your current role.

I teach full-time for the Naval Postgraduate School, located in Monterey, Calif. My students are primarily in the US Navy, but other branches of the US military are represented as well. My classes cover management communication, organizational behavior, and leadership. I also advise a lot of students …

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January 14, 2021

Q&A with 2020 Foggies Campaign of the Year: Ketchum, who creatively brought California cows to children during COVID

As 2021 kicks off, we are continuing to highlight our winners of PRSA-SF’s annual Foggies Awards. We are taking you deeper inside our chapter awards program, to learn more about each winner – what makes them tick, how their winning entry came about, how much work went into it, and more. 

Please meet the 2020 Foggies' Campaign of the Year winner, Ketchum, and their partner, the California Milk Advisory Board. Learn more about how they created the “Farm To You Virtual Field Trip.” 

 

Tell us more about yourself.

Ketchum is a global marketing communications consultancy, structured by industry …

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