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October 2014

A PRSSA Exclusive Lunch with Burson-Marsteller Reps

October 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dressler Room, 305 NH1,

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 12-1 p.m., Burson Marsteller will be joining us for lunch  in the Dressler Room, 305 NH1. PRSSA will host representatives from world-renowned public relations agency Burson-Marsteller. Members are invited to enjoy lunch while networking and learning about career opportunities at Burson-Marsteller. RSVP is required. Please email PRSSA’s VP of Programming Lauryn Botterman at lebotter@syr.edu by October 1st if interested in attending.

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The Inside Scoop on Entertainment PR and Life as an Agent With Lisa Barbaris and Kevin Patrick

October 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join PRSSA for a panel with two veteran talent agents and music industry experts.   About Lisa Barbaris Lisa Barbaris is a 30-year veteran of the music industry.  She currently manages multi-platinum selling artist Cyndi Lauper. Barbaris began her career in 1985 at Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records where she rose through the ranks in the publicity department from assistant to Director of Press and Artist Relations. At Elektra she worked with Metallica, 10,000 Maniacs, Simply Red, The Cure, Motley Crue, X, the Sugar…

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A Dinner with Renowned Journalist and Author Tom DeFrank

October 21, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dressler Room, 305 NH1,

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Tom DeFrank will be speaking in the Dressler Room, 305 NH1. PRSSA will host a dinner with National Journal Contributing Editor Tom DeFrank. Please RSVP to Lauryn Botterman at lebotter@syr.edu if interested in attending.   About Tom DeFrank Tom DeFrank is one of Washington’s most respected President-watchers. An award-winning correspondent and author, he has covered every President since Richard Nixon and the last 12 Presidential elections. He was Newsweek’s White House correspondent for…

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Confessions of a Television Publicist: PRSSA & The TRF Dept. Present Mitch Messinger, Publicity Director for ABC

October 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Herg Auditorium, NH3,

Join PRSSA and the TRF Department for an evening with Mitch Messinger, a Newhouse alum, award-winning PR expert, and current Publicity Director for ABC Entertainment Group. Messinger will share his insights about his career in television and entertainment PR.   About Mitch Messinger Mitch Messinger is Publicity Director for the ABC Entertainment Group and has worked for the company since October 2003.  He oversees national publicity campaigns for primetime drama, comedy and alternative series and holiday specials, including "The Goldbergs",…

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November 2014

#Branded: How to Become the CEO of You

November 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
I3 Center, Rm 432 NH3,

Jason Mollica, PR PRo and President of JRM Comm will be speaking on Thursday, November 13, in the I-3 Center (Newhouse 3, Room 432). Learn the secrets to building your personal brand online and on social media from a PR expert who works with Fortune 500 companies. You don't want to miss out on this event! We will be tweeting using the hashtag #CEOofYou during the event. About Jason Mollica Jason Mollica is a public relations and marketing professional who combines the knowledge and…

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February 2015

Maggie FitzPatrick ’89, chief communication officer, Johnson & Johnson

February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Herg Auditorium, NH3,

Presented by Executive Leadership Speakers Series Maggie FitzPatrick '89, chief communication officer and vice president of global communication and public affairs at Johnson & Johnson, will visit the Newhouse School as a guest of the public relations department. Her talk is titled "Deepening Trust and Engagement: The Johnson & Johnson Journey." FitzPatrick is an alumna of Syracuse University's Maxwell School.

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“When the Going Gets Tough: A Discussion on Crisis Communications” with PR Expert Matt Friedman

February 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dressler Room, 305 NH1,

Think you want to enter the high-paced, high-stakes world of crisis communications? This event is right up your alley. RSVP to Lauryn at lebotter@syr.edu by Monday, February 23 at noon to reserve your spot at this exclusive discussion session led by Matt Friedman, one the foremost names in crisis PR. A Newhouse grad and founder of PR firm Tanner Friedman, Matt will provide a crash course to handling controversial communications issues, including his take on recent high-profile PR blunders. You don't want to miss this event! Below…

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March 2015

“Leading Your Own Firm: Secrets to Success” – Panel with Sandi Mulconry and Jean Vincent

March 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
I3 Center, Rm 432 NH3,

Mother Nature may have won out last time, but we've rescheduled this awesome panel event! Do you have what it takes to lead your own firm? Learn the secrets to succeeding as a communications mogul at our panel event with Sandi Mulconry, principal of Group M communications, and Jean Vincent, owner of Vincent McCabe, a PR/marketing firm. These two entrepreneurs will share their insight about running their own firms and the best ways to rise to the top of the PR…

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“Navigating a Career in Sports Communications” – A Presentation with Fox Sports Communications Manager Emily Parker

March 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
I3 Center, Rm 432 NH3,

Are you interested in sports PR and communications? Join FOX Sports Communications Manager Emily Parker next Monday, March 30th, at 7 p.m. in the I-3 Center for an insider's guide to talent relations, live events, crisis management and more.    Additionally, PRSSA members have the EXCLUSIVE opportunity to participate in a networking lunch with Ms. Parker Monday, March 30th, at 12 p.m. in the I-3 Center as well. If you are interested, please  RSVP to Lauryn at lebotter@syr.edu by Thursday, March 26 at…

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April 2015

An Insider’s Guide to Strategic Corporate Communications with Shanique Bonelli, Global Communications Director for Anheuser-Busch (and a Syracuse graduate!)

April 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
I3 Center, Rm 432 NH3,

Join PRSSA for a presentation by Shanique Bonelli, a consumer products PR expert. Shanique is the Global Internal Communications Director for Anheuser-Busch, makers of the world's most popular beer brands, including Budweiser, Stella Artois, Michelob and more! She will share her insight on managing a global brand across six geographical zones and shaping a brand identity. As a Newhouse graduate, Shanique is also anxious to answer your questions about careers in communications! Starting today, tweet @SUPRSSA using the hashtag #AskShanique so she…

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