Speakers for 2012 PRCA Conference

December 29, 2011  |  News, Workshops

Conference Speakers


Our team has been busy booking some of the brightest PR minds to make this year’s conference a must-attend event.  This year’s ensemble is wicked smart and ready to share!

Jay Hurt.  Jay is Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News Channel, a division of NBC News that provides coverage for all NBC affiliates nationwide.  In that role, he oversees all of News Channel’s editorial and technical operations in Washington, managing six studios for NBC that provide live national programming daily for NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.  He’s worked directly with many of NBC’s on-air talent, including Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Willard Scott, Lester Holt, Campbell Brown, the late Tim Russert, Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell and numerous other members of the NBC News team. And here’s a bonus — he’s a native of Florence.  (Connect with Jay on Linkedin).

Keith Trivitt.  Associate Director of Public Relations for PRSA overseeing national advocacy initiatives, and co-founder of PRBreakfastClub, a group of PR folks in one capacity or another who share a penchant for social media.  Former Executive VP of Sternberg Strategic Communications. (Follow Keith on Twitter or link with Keith on Linkedin

Kellye Crane.  Kellye has been a successful independent PR consultant for more than 15 years, and enjoys helping others down this career path.  An accomplished, award-winning communicator with more than 20 years of experience in strategic public relations and marketing communications, Kellye Crane has offered strategic planning, social media, press/influencer relations, technical writing and marketing communications services to some of the world’s largest companies, including ADP, BellSouth, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, Intel and Microsoft.  She writes a blog at SoloPRPro, founded #SoloPR Twitter chat and is Chair of Social Media Club Atlanta. (Follow Kellye on Twitter or friend Kellye on Facebook ).

David McNally.  Former award-winning American Forces Network (AFN) broadcaster, Dave is now a writer, photographer and social media specialist telling the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command story.

Angela Sinickas.  A pioneer in the field of organizational communication measurement, Angela’s prolific publications and speaking engagements have made her name synonymous with measurement of organizational communication. Angela and her measurement work have been cited in Harvard Business Review, Investors Business Daily, HR Magazine, Executive Solutions, PR News, Journal of Communication Management, Ragan Report and Communication World, among many other publications.  She’s also the author of what has, industry-wide, come to be regarded as the definitive source of information on conducting organizational communication research: How to Measure Your Communication Programs. (Connect with Angela on Linkedin or on Twitter or through her business website at Sinickas Communications ).

Are you excited?  We hope so!  Watch for the launch of our registration website very soon. And keep an eye out as we continue to book for this year’s conference.


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