March 30, 2016                                                                    Advancing the Profession and Professional 
In This Issue:
Y'Anad Burrell, PRSA San Francisco Board President and Scott Thornberg, PRSA Silicon Valley Board President at the
In The Newsroom, hosted by Bloomberg
Member Profile: 
Tiarra Earls
Tiarra Earls
Public Information Officer
Port of San Francisco

When did you join PRSA and what is one of your favorite benefits that the organization provides? 

I first joined PRSA when I was undergrad studying communications at Sacramento State. They had an active PRSSA chapter that was involved in several campus campaigns for various causes. I appreciated how active the chapter was and joined which provided me the opportunity to 1) participate in the Bateman Competition and 2) attend my first PRSSA/PRSA conference! 

2016 PRSA 
PRSA Health Academy Conference 
Washington, DC
April 20-22, 2016

PRSA North Pacific District Conference
Reno, NV
June 23-25, 2016
ANNOUNCING New Education
Benefit For Members           

Are you thinking about getting an advance degree, expanding your expertise or going in a new direction? In today's evolving business world, it's smart to continue your learning journey in order to position yourself for success.

To help you on your way, PRSA-SF has partnered with Golden Gate University (GGU) for a special educational offer. Available immediately, PRSA-SF members can apply at no cost (application fee waived) and receive a 10% tuition reduction.

Visit the GGU/PRSA-SF information page for more information on GGU's career-enhancing degrees and certificate programs, conveniently offered at their downtown San Francisco campus or online.
PR Training Opportunities
FREE Upcoming Webinars (Member-Only Benefit)

March 30  
Independent Practitioners Alliance

April 5
Visual Storytelling and Media Relations

April 12
Prove Your Value

April 14
Balancing the Art and Science of Communication

Live Training

April 6-9
Richmond, VA

April 6-8
New York, NYPR and Media Relations Summit

April 13-15
New Orleans, LAPRSA 2016 Counselors to Higher Education (CHE) Senior Summit

Visit for more training opportunities.
PRSA-SF April Program

You Can Run but You Can't Hide: 
Transparency is Everything

Hosted by 

Thursday, April 28, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Panel begins at 6:00 p.m.)
Inner Circle Labs
333 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 

Registration Details Coming Soon!

PRSA-SF May Professional Development Workshop



Mastering Communications in a Networked, Customer-Centric World
















Speaker: Peter Shankman

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wells Fargo Bank

Annex Building, 2nd Floor

333 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94105 

Registration Opens March 31

PRSA-SF March Program
Inside the Newsroom
hosted by Bloomberg - March 29, 2016
We had a great time last evening and learned some great tips from the Bloomberg panelists on strategies when pitching to them, how they work collaboratively between departments, the impact of their global reach and much much more. A huge THANK YOU to Bloomberg for being such a gracious host and empowering our public relations enthusiastic attendees with valuable information when working with your company.  PRSA San Francisco is looking forward to the next partnership with PRSA Silicon Valley for another fantastic event.
PRSA-SF Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Business Wire
101 California Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 

Members are invited to attend. 
Please RSVP by sending an email to Marit Fox, Chapter Administrator, at
Help Us Reach Outstanding PR Students
PRSA-SF Networking Event
Do you have the contact of an Instructor or Dean at one of the local Colleges or Universities? PRSA-SF would like to get the word out about our Student Scholarship Program to these individuals at the various colleges so they can share it with their students.  

Please contact Ayela Avajon, PRSA-SF At-Large Board Member, at if you have any questions or contact to share. Thank you.
Join the PRSA-SF Board! 
Seeking Members for Communications Team 
Do you like keeping up with social media trends? Do you enjoy writing catchy phrases that capture a readers's attention? Then consider being a member of the PRSA-SF Communications Committee. These are just some of the responsibilities that go along with this commitment. 

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