Public Affairs Panel: The Importance of Transparency
Thursday - June 9, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Inner Circle Labs, 333 First Street, Suite A, San Francisco
Join us to hear from a panel of Public Affairs professionals about this important topic.
Rebecca Prozan Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager
|Taylor Huckaby Spokesperson/
Moderator: Y'Anad Burrell, Glass House PR and PRSA-SF President
PRSA-SF and PRSA-SV Members: $15
Students and PRSSA members: $10 (must show ID upon check-in)
About the Panelists
As Public Policy and Government Relations Manager for Google in San Francisco, Rebecca serves as a senior liaison to all local government and community entities. In 2014, Rebecca was appointed to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee and represents the best of Democratic Party values on the City's east side of town [Assembly District 17].
Prior to joining Google, Rebecca prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases as an Assistant District Attorney. From there, she spearheaded the Neighborhood Prosecution program that allowed offenders to serve the community instead of going to the courtroom. As a Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown, Rebecca secured funding for non-profits, advocated for diversity on commissions, and organized the Mayor's Summit for Women. She co-chaired the Mayor's Task Force on Taxicabs which brought together industry leaders and drivers to improve service. Later, as a law student, Mayor Brown appointed her to the Elections Redistricting Task Force and the Recreation and Park Department, where worked to implement the Park Bonds Fund to improve Parks and Recreation Centers.
She managed Attorney General Kamala Harris’ campaign for District Attorney and has served as a strategic advisor to numerous local, state, and national campaigns, including Mayor Willie Brown, District Attorney George Gascon, and POTUS.
Sam Singer is one of the nation’s leading communications strategists, a former journalist and political campaign manager. His agency, Singer Associates, Inc., was named “Public Affairs Agency of the Year” in 2013 by the New York trade journal, The Holmes Report, and is a finalist for PRWEEK’s “Public Relations Agency of the Year” in 2014
Taylor Huckaby is BART's spokesperson and communications officer serving as an external affairs and PR liaison. Taylor coordinates press conferences, provides a voice for the organization, conducts media (television/radio broadcast, print) interviews both proactively and in response to crisis, and helps generate creative communications campaigns to ensure Bay Area residents have access to responsive government and effective transit.
Refund Policy: Credits, but not refunds, of ticket and admission fees will be granted by The Public Relations Society of America-San Francisco chapter to registrants who find they cannot attend the event. The credit must be requested to the PRSA-SF office (firstname.lastname@example.org). It will be honored for up to 12 months after the credit is granted.