PRSA News

Journalist Spotlight: Andrew Dyer, San Diego CityBeat

With the World Beer Cup – also known as the “Beer Olympics” – held just last week, we thought we’d spotlight beer columnist for San Diego CityBeat, Andrew Dyer. Find out how Dyer’s experience in the Navy lead to his affinity for beer and what to keep in mind...

Member Feature: Rodger W. Dougherty Jr., Kaiser Permanente

Full Name: Rodger W. Dougherty Jr., MBA, APR Title: Senior Director, Public Affairs & Brand Communications Organization: Kaiser Permanente Years in PR: 23 Years in PRSA, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter: 15 Hometown: Denver, Colorado Current Community: Rancho San Diego   1. Describe your current job in one sentence, being...

Students – Submit an Entry to the 2016 Student Bernays Awards

It’s that time of year again … the school year is coming to an end and you’re wondering what to do with the amazing public relations course work you worked so hard on. Submit it to the 2016 the Edwards L. Bernays Mark of Excellence Awards and get recognized...

Marisa Vallbona, APR, Fellow PRSA, Receives Top Regional PRSA Award

Service Leadership, Best Public Relations Campaigns Honored at PRSA Western District Conference The Western District of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced the 2016 winners of the Platinum Service and “Best of the West” award recipients at the group’s annual conference. Marisa Vallbona, APR, Fellow PRSA, president...

Scatena Daniels Welcomes New and Returning Clients, Hires Project Specialist

Scatena Daniels, a full-service public relations firm based in San Diego, announces San Diego Family Care (SDFC) has selected the agency to work with them on media relations for the upcoming grand opening of its newest health care facility in Linda Vista. The firm is also teaming up with...

Kristen McDade Byrne Inducted into Honorary Society

Honored by LAI San Diego Chapter for Achievements in the Advancement of Land Economics Kristen McDade Byrne, senior strategist for MJE Marketing, has been inducted into the San Diego Chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI), an honorary society for the advancement of land economics. Membership in the society is...

Journalist Spotlight: Katie Callahan, San Diego Business Journal

Name: Katie Callahan Title: Reporter Organization: San Diego Business Journal Years in news production: 5 years in field, 5 months for SDBJ Hometown: Sacramento Current Community: Normal Heights 1. Describe your current job in one sentence, being as specific as possible. I am the construction reporter for the San...

Friedmann Selected to Judge in LA Times Book Prize

Science writer Lynne Friedmann, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a judge in the science-technology category of the LA Times Book Prize. On April 9, she moderated a panel on “Science, Technology & The Human Condition” at the LA Times Festival of Books. Panelists were authors Beth Sharpiro, Ph.D. (How to...

MeadsDurket Expands Team

Promotes Kimberly Cunningham to Supervisor MeadsDurket, a branding, advertising, PR, social and digital agency in San Diego’s East Village, has hired Krystal Profitt as digital marketing strategist and Hannah Meldon as advertising account executive. Profitt will support the agency’s roster of clients by overseeing website content, digital media partners...

J. Walcher Communications Names Sandy Young Vice President

J. Walcher Communications (JWC), a top San Diego public relations and marketing agency, has promoted Sandy Young from account supervisor to vice president. The position is a first for the boutique agency. After joining the JWC team in 2009 as an account executive, Young rose to second-in-command at the...