March 2018

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Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles (BPRS-LA) is one of the nation's foremost organizations for professional image-makers and communications strategists. 

Since its founding in 1998, National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) has served as an advocate for
African-American PR practitioners. 

As an affiliate chapter, BPRS-LA focuses on professional development and connecting PR professionals throughout Southern California. 

We promote diversity of thought and talent, while providing support and education to help today's professional stay competitive in an 
ever-changing communications industry.


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Shawn Smith 

Ayanna Henderson

Whitney Patterson

Carlos Ray
Vice President of PR/ Marketing

Brandi Redick
Vice President Digital/Social
Kenya Friend-Daniel
Vice President of Membership 

KaNetra King
Director of Membership

Melissa Mills
Vice President of Strategic Alliances 

Rachael Golding
Vice President of Special Programs
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President's Message
            A Message from BPRS-LA
Hello Spring! It's a time of growth and renewal for BPRS-LA and its members. That could mean a promotion, a career change or pursuing a new opportunity. Whatever it may be, continue to learn along the way and always stay committed to your passion. BPRS-LA is
here to support you!
We are also excited to celebrate an important mileston e for the organization. This is the 20th anniversary of the National Black Public Relations Society. Many legendary PR  practitioners have come before us, and we are the beneficiaries of their dedication and vision. We are continuing the legacy and we thank all of you for being a part of this amazing journey and industry. Please keep an eye out for more news this year about NBPRS 20th Anniversary. 

Shawn Smith
BPRS-LA Co-President 
Recruiter Roundup
BPRS-LA, Weber Shandwick and LinkedIn 


Recruiter Roundup: From Resume to Interview
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Weber Shandwick
1840 Century Park East, 6th FL.,
Los Angeles, CA 90067

$20 BPRS-LA Members
$30 Non-Members
Students FREE

Dinner will be served 
Parking is $34 for 2 hours on site
*Alternative Parking is available at Westfield Century City for $4 for 2 Hours*

For More Information and to register visit:
Member Spotlight
Meet BPRS-LA Member: Irv Kintaudi
Irv Kintaudi

Where were you born and raised?
Los Angeles, CA

College and Major:
MA - USC, Communication Management - May 2018
BA - CSULA, Broadcast Journalism - May 2015

What do you love most about PR/Social ad Entertainment?
What I love and admire most about entertainment and media is the fact that everyone has the option to create their own platform as well as engage and develop the platform of others. It's an extension of our Ammendment to practice free speech, and to some extent, free will.

What kind of work are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about Sports TV and Entertainment. I also love movies, VR and STEM. 

What was your first job in the business?
ESPN Radio Los Angeles and Fox Sports.

Current Position/Company:
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket - Crew Supervisor

Best advice you have ever received:
Never get too comfortable or complacent. Continue working while your peers are sleeping.

Why did you join BPRS-LA?
I joined BPRS-LA because I was originally invited to a Meet & Greet at the LA Rams practice facility. I feel that my experience and expertise in the sports TV and entertainment industry was a good fit for the organization.

Favorite Social Media Sites:
Instagram & Twitter
Welcome New 2018 Board Members

Whitley Yates
The Niche Agency

Dr. Roslyn Satchel
Pepperdine University 
Marilyn Dyson
Employee Relations Manager
Lithia Motors
Kenya Yarbrough
Director, Marketing & Advocacy
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Holly Baird
Member of the Firm
Sitrick and Company

Nacilia McCarthy
Digital Producer
Act 1Group

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Professional Membership $75.00 Student Membership $30.00