April 6, 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: 
Ron Rogers
Ron Rogers
Communications Manager
Pacific Sierra Region - McDonald's USA LLC

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

I joined PRSA to help me better understand and stay aware of the latest trends and best practices in the PR/communications industry. The online resources and webinars have been great member benefits, along with the in-person networking events with peers.

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)

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 www.prsa.org for more training opportunities.
PRSA-SF Member Benefits 
Tap into PRSA's 22,000+ members - a diverse group of communications professionals representing nearly every practice area - to enhance your professional network for career mentoring, new business opportunities, and professional development.

SF Chapter
Network, socialize and learn about exciting job opportunities at our free Second Thursday networking events which bring together all avenues of the PR profession. These monthly events are open to both seasoned and new
professionals, and you're welcome to bring friends from related disciplines such as advertising and marketing.

PRSA-SF 2nd Thursday Networking Event

Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Patriot House
2 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94105 

RSVP to join us and enter a drawing to win FREE registration to a future PRSA-SF event!


Note:  Complimentary drinks ends at 6:00 p.m.
PRSA-SF May Professional Development Workshop
Mastering Communications in a Networked, Customer-Centric World

Date:  Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wells Fargo Bank
Annex Building, 2nd Floor
333 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

PRSA Members: $124.00
General/Non-Members: $174.00
Early Bird Rates through Monday, April 18, 2016

$10 of each ticket purchased goes toward PRSA-SF Student Scholarship Fund.


PRSA-SF June Program

June 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Internal and External Communications Strategy - Chan/Zuckerberg Family and Zuckerberg Donation to SF General

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Speaker:  Brett Andrew, SF General Hospital, Chief Marketing Officer

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 info@prsasf.org.
Do you have a program idea?
Is there a program subject you would like to see our chapter present? Maybe you are interested in working with the Events or Programs Committees to develop fresh and new ideas?  Let's connect and talk about it.  We want to stay on the cutting edge presenting 21st Century programs so we want to hear from the best.  That would be you! 

Send an email to Y'Anad Burrell, Board President at yanad@glasshousepr.com.
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. 

Contact Y'Anad Burrell, Board President at yanad@glasshousepr.com.
PRSA-SF New and Returning Members
New Members
Crystal Anne Drachenberg, Patreon
Sam Katzen, Fiverr
Joanne Sibug, Kabam
Barry Buck, DPR Construction
Lorna Ippel, E. & J. Gallo Winery
Scott Samson, Quixey
Alexia Swanson, Moore Communications Group
Georgina Vincent, Gilead Sciences
Gretchen Kay Wright, PR Solutions
Bronwyn Boyd-Sanders, Lindfield International
Aja Jehan Cooper, Beneficial State Bank
Clay J. Curtin, City of Menlo Park
Charlotte Hayley Lilley, Splora
Alia Marie Dudum, Grayling
Tamar Kuyumjian, Grayling
Maura Lafferty, Grayling
Aaron Jay Mahlman, Grayling
Jin Woo, Grayling
Crystal Seungmee Yang, Grayling
Stacey Michelle Yip, Grayling
Carolyn Hodge, Roccam Recruiting
Brian Keltner, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Camille Susan Van Duyn, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Alberto R. Lammers, OCH Media
Katherine I. Thomas, TRANSWESTERN
Mikael Wagner, MA, Promotions West

Returning Members
Stephen Michael McKinney, Lennon BPO/National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
Alissa Mara Vasilevskis, BOCA Communications
Anastacia Baird, Global Press Institute
Sigrun Erber-Bendull
Andrea Mahoney, Wells Fargo & Company
Madoree Pipkins, SurveyMonkey
Christopher Kit Powis, Parsons Brinckerhoff


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