Monthly Newsletter - September 2023

Registration deadline extended: 12:00 p.m. on 9/18

Ethical Considerations of ChatGPT and Generative AI

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Registration/Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. | Program: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Abrams Public Health Center, Community Room

3950 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ or Via Zoom

Featured Speaker: Michael Fricke

Associate Director of the Center for Leadership Ethics and Senior Lecturer

University of Arizona Eller College of Management.


Join us for our September Ethics Program as we explore together the Ethical Considerations of ChatGPT and Generative AI.


As artificial intelligence tools continue to gain momentum, we as PR professionals have a responsibility to ensure we are using the tools ethically and responsibly. Establishing clear policies, procedures and guidelines about best practices can help keep our organizations out of the headlines for all the wrong reasons.


Join us for this interactive workshop to learn and gain valuable insights to help inform your ethical decision-making, assess your current practices and ensure you’re using the latest tools responsibly and with the highest level of integrity.

$25 for members | $35 for nonmembers | free for students

Includes a continental breakfast

Note: Fees apply whether registering in-person or via Zoom. No refunds.

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Register now for the IMPACT Awards

Registration for the PRSA Southern Arizona 2023 IMPACT Awards is now open!

We’ve got five reasons to Celebrate Your Story with us this year:

  1. Take a bow. Your hard work deserves some celebration!
  2. Make learning a party. Join your team and have a great time networking while celebrating the importance of the four-step research, planning, implementation, and evaluation process!
  3. Show some love. Cheer on your incredible colleagues who have been recognized with special individual awards, and let them know how much they're appreciated!
  4. Lead the way. Your support helps us showcase the exceptional PR, marketing, and communications work happening across our community.
  5. Flair and flavor. Oh, sure, we’re celebrating our best and most successful projects. But we’re doing it in the very stylish downtown Hexagon, with tasty nibbles and live music.


The annual PRSA Southern Arizona IMPACT Awards celebration is Oct. 24, 2023. Our mingling hour starts at 5:30 p.m., with the celebration at 6:30 p.m

Register Now!

Mark Your Calendars for Our C-Suite Panel and Holiday Mixer Events

Save-the-dates for PRSA Southern Arizona programs in November and December

Mark Nov. 14 and Dec. 7 on your calendars for the final PRSA Southern Arizona Chapter program and annual holiday mixer.

For November, we are putting together a panel of C-Suite communicators and CEOs from a variety of industries – healthcare, business, and higher education – to share their best practices. The program will be 12-1 p.m. on Zoom. Panelists to be announced soon.

Most Decembers, we gather with our colleagues who are members of the American Advertising Federation Tucson Chapter for a Mingle Bells mixer. We hope to settle details soon so that everyone can be sure to attend this fun event during a very busy time for all of us personally and professionally.

As always, visit our calendar, sponsored by Caliber Group, to see the full 2023 schedule.

PRSA Southern Arizona Chapter

Member Recognition

Governor’s Conference on Tourism Recognizes “Tucson Es Tu Casa” Campaign

Congratulations to Senior Director of Multicultural Marketing, Marisol Vindiola (pictured left) and the Visit Tucson Marketing Team! They received the 2023 Arizona Governor's Tourism Award for Best Marketing Campaign for their initiative “Tucson Es Tu Casa." This achievement showcases the vital role of targeted marketing for the expanding Hispanic travel market in the United States. They would like to thank all of their local business partners that have supported this initiative and to the Arizona Office of Tourism for this amazing honor. 

Excitement is in the air!

Awards, election, APR stipends and more

Whether you entered the annual PRSA Impact Awards or not, we encourage you to join us on Oct. 24 for our big chapter celebration at Hexagon, a beautiful space in downtown Tucson, to celebrate the great work of our peers and to make those in-person connections with long-time friends or build new ones with the people you meet. We promise a lovely evening experience!

The Celebrate Your Story event will also feature a special speaker from Teller of Tales Tucson to share elements of creating a story to open the event, which will be graciously emceed once again by PRSA member Matt Russell of Russell Public Communications.

We could not do this without event sponsors, some of which are already listed on the event page, so a special shout out to these organizations who make this annual event possible. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event or other programs, please contact us.

On the heels of our recognition event, program co-chairs Dina Doolen and Jessie Allen are putting together the final details for a panel on the topic of Comms and the C-Suite Working Together. This will be a special webinar program you won’t want to miss. Watch for details soon.

In October, we will conduct our annual election...continue reading >>

View the 2023 Calendar of Events

for PRSA Southern Arizona

If you're like most PR and marketing professionals, you like to plan ahead! So do we. View the full calendar of events for PRSA Southern Arizona and save the dates now!

Membership Corner


Jessie Allen         

Director, Communication and Marketing

The University of Arizona

Joel Badzinski    

Coordinator, External Communications  

The University of Arizona

Alexis Blue          

Director, News Content and Communications/Senior Writer         

The University of Arizona

Jamila Caamano Stewart, M.Ed.

Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator            

Pima Community College

Romi Carrell Wittman    

Assistant Professor

University of Arizona

D.L. Doolen        

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Pima Community College

Stephanie Doster             

Director, Research Communications        

Research, Innovation & Impact, The University of Arizona

Mark Anthony Febbo    

Communications Officer

University of Arizona Cancer Center

Nick Prevenas   

Director, Media Relations             

The University of Arizona

Pilar Martinez   

Senior Director, Strategic Communications           

University of Arizona

Shanay Wade    

Public Relations Director               

Sandoval Creative

Amy Randall-Barber       

Manager, Marketing & Events    

The University of Arizona

Craig Reck

Manager, Communications and Content

The University of Arizona

Pam Scott           

Associate Vice President, External Communications  

The University of Arizona

Charlie Snyder  

Director, PR - Marketing and Communications    

The University of Arizona

Carolyn Smith Casertano, MA, APR, Fellow PRSA

Professor of Practice      

University of Arizona

Stefanie Teller   

Chief Communications Officer    

Sundt Construction, Inc


Colleen Hillary Cullison  

Corporate Communications        

CARF International

Mariana Calvo-Llanos    

Specialist, Marketing and Communications          

The University of Arizona

Emily Litvack     

Senior Writer, Executive Research Communications

The University of Arizona

Caroline Moseley             

Senior Manager, Communications and Content  

The University of Arizona

Lisa Romero      

Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications           

The University of Arizona

Katy Smith          

Content Developer      

The University of Arizona

Raegyn Renee Spencer


University of Arizona

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