April 20, 2016                                                                    Advancing the Profession and Professional 
In This Issue:

April 2nd Thursday at Patriot Lounge

Member Profile: 
B. Mikael Wagner
Meet B. Mikael Wagner
Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Promotions West

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

Joining PRSA was one of the most exciting opportunities.  As a young man working in the field of communications I longed to meet others with similar interests. Working in broadcasting at KSFO in San Francisco with older professionals who took me under their wings and introduced me to PRSA. I was taken to a number of Meet and Greet events, lunchtime meetings and other great activities. I was simply thrilled to meet so many like-minded individuals willing to share their experiences.

2016 PRSA 
PRSA North Pacific District Conference
Reno, NV
June 23-25, 2016
Exclusive Member Education Benefit        

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.
Upcoming PR Training Seminars
FREE Upcoming Webinars (Member-Only Benefit)
April 21
Media Pitching for 2016

April 25
Start Making Sense

April 26
Cyber Security: Why the Sense of Urgency?

April 26
Make the APR+M Work for You

April 28
Everything You Need to Know About the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Live Training
May 1-3

Visit www.prsa.org for more training opportunities.
PRSA-SF 2nd Thursday 
Networking Event

Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Influence Central
2120 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Cost: FREE

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

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 price deadline is Mon., May 2 at 5:00 p.m. PDT
$10 of each ticket purchased goes toward PRSA-SF Student Scholarship Fund.


PRSA-SF June Programs

Thursday, June 9, 2016
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide: 
The Importance of Transparency  

Location: Inner Circle Labs  
333 First St, Suite A, San Francisco

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

(Re)Imagining San Francisco General: 
How Communications Vaulted a City Icon into a New Era

Location: TBD - San Francisco

Brent Andrew, Chief Marketing Officer, San Francisco General Hospital

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.
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 eventswhich 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 Job Board

Playworks is looking for an experienced, energetic, and detail-oriented Communications Manager to manage the overarching strategy behind key events, speaking, and media opportunities as well as to co-lead authoring of the organization's content and copywriting. Learn more

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