PRSA Dallas

PRSA Dallas is the top-tier, professional public relations and communications organization in Dallas. Serving more than 300 public relations practitioners in North Texas, the chapter is comprised of unparalleled public relations and communications talent who impact all facets of the business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets in the North Texas region. We are agency leaders, corporate communication practitioners, crisis communication experts, investor relations executives, strategic counselors to the C-suite, media relations and social media gurus, freelancers, “wordsmith” pros and so much more.

We strive to increase and develop the knowledge, skill set and abilities of our members, honing their potential for leadership. PRSA Dallas members leverage the power of professional networking, educational programs and partnerships to open doors in their own career paths and gain a seat at the table as a trusted advisor. Join today!


Calling all Mentors and Mentees!

We are gearing up to launch the 2016 mentor program, which pairs PR and communications professionals in the first five years of their career with seasoned PR professionals with at least 10 years of experience. Mentors assist mentees in developing professional skills and passing along valuable knowledge to aid in the advancement of a mentees career.

Mentors meet with mentees throughout the year to discuss the PR profession and answer any questions mentees may have about the direction of their career. If you’re a PR professional with at least 10 years of experience and want to share your knowledge of the communications industry with a rising PR professional, or if you are a young professional in the first five years of your career looking for a trusted mentor to answer your tough career questions, this program is for you.

If you’re interested in participating as a mentor or mentee in the 2016 Mentor Program, please email Aisha Fletcher and Whitney Strittmatter at fletcher.aisha@gmail.com and whitstritt@gmail.com with your name, company and number of years of experience as soon as possible.


 

Member Spotlight

Whitney Strittmatter, public relations specialist, QMobius

1.  What made you decide to get into PR?
When I left for college I was clueless about what I wanted to do, but I could tell you exactly what I did NOT want to do (i.e. math major, doctor, and the list goes on). My freshman year I studied interior design, and realized I enjoyed it more as a hobby rather than a career path. Thankfully, I had a great advisor at school who introduced me to the field of public relations. I began taking the courses, landed my first internship, and the rest is history!

2.  What is the first PR job or client account you ever worked on?
My first internship was with the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC), in Norman, Oklahoma. I interned there for one year while attending the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner)!

3.  Who (or what) introduced you to PRSA Dallas and how long have you been a part of the chapter?
In college, I was a member of PRSSA. After graduating, it was natural for me to join PRSA nationally, and I ultimately decided to join the Dallas chapter. I have been a member for nearly three years.

4.  Any hobbies or quirks to confess?
I enjoy exploring Dallas! Even though I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, I was not familiar with the city itself. I knew how to get to the Galleria and Northpark. Since moving to the heart of Dallas in August 2015, I keep a running list of restaurants to try, places to visit and events to attend.

5.  What is your favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant?
I can’t say either are hole-in-the-wall restaurants necessarily, but I’m a fan of Quarter Bar located in Uptown and HG Supply located in Greenville. They have the best rooftop bars with a great view of Downtown Dallas. You can normally find me frequenting one of the two.




 


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PR Principles Propel Attendees to Leadership
Left to right: Roslyn Dawson Thompson and Laura Moore