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PRSA Summer Social 2013

Courtney Beasley

As PR professionals, we love hopping around town and checking out all that PRSA Chicago has to offer and last week Heather, Beth and I were able to attend the PRSA Summer Social and mingle with some of the top PR and Marketing professionals the industry has to offer.


Among the credential-savvy were, Bridget Coffing Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations for McDonald’s, John Dern. Vice President, Public Relations for Boeing and Andrea Smalec, Vice President, Communications & Public Relations at the John G. Shedd Aquarium.  While we were disappointed to learn that Andrea does not in fact get to swim with dolphins every day at the Shedd, we still thought her job, as well as the others, was pretty darn cool.

As the fourth largest chapter in the country, PRSA Chicago enables PR professionals at all levels to interact and make valuable connections to enhance their careers in different directions. Whether you’re looking for a new opportunity or ways to improve upon the one you have, PRSA is a valuable resource.


PRSA Chicago hosts events every month approaching different topics of the industry and offering networking events, such as the Summer Social. You can check out the upcoming webinar in August and Agency Leaders Luncheon for September here.