PRSA SF’s New Professionals provides a forum for the career enhancement of public relations practitioners with fewer than five years of experience. Through various member services and professional outreach programs, members learn about the industry's latest developments and form relationships with peers, as well as with experienced, respected industry professionals.


  • Connect with peers and leading PR professionals
  • Professional development and career opportunities
  • Learn about PRSA and the public relations industry

Get Involved

Leadership and membership inquiries, please contact:

Bridget Dixon, Vice President of Professional Development:


  • Programming - Ivana Gaspic, Allison & Partners and Lauren Willard, Sterling Communications
  • Membership – Bridget Dixon, Hollenbeck Associates
  • Communications - Alexis Kobel, Chevron


Since our chapter’s New Professionals section was founded in 2003, we’ve come to be the Bay Area’s premiere organization for up-and-coming public relations professionals. The goal was to start a group, under the banner of PRSA-SF, as a place for new professionals -- up to three to five years out of school -- to network, hone our PR skills, and transition into the PRSA-SF chapter, all at an affordable cost. We started with a handful of enthusiastic supporters, and we have grown into a burgeoning group of dedicated and still-enthusiastic members and friends! We’ve had a terrific line-up of networking/informational programs, with speakers from and hosted by some of the Bay Area’s top businesses. Agencies who have supported NP include Fleishman-Hillard, Bite Communications, Allison & Partners, Manning Selvage and Lee, Burson-Marsteller, Access Communications, Connect PR and Applied Communications. Corporate hosts, who have provided speakers, include Union Bank of California, Barclays Global, and Bank of America. We also have had joint networking mixers with our sister PRSA-SF group, Second Thursdays, at various San Francisco hot spots.



Netta Conyers-Haynes: