PRSA News

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...

Member Feature: Lynne Friedmann, Friedmann Communications

Full Name: Lynne Friedmann, APR, Fellow PRSA Title:  Science Writer / Science Communications Consultant Organization:  Friedmann Communications Years in PR: 35 years Years in PRSA, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter: 30 years Hometown: Los Angeles Current Community: Solana Beach   1. After studying journalism and biology in college, you spent...

Freshen Your Skills: Free Webinars for Members

Spring is here – time to freshen up your skills! PRSA National is hosting a variety of free webinars for members in April, so let’s put those membership benefits to work. Webinars are the perfect opportunity to learn from your colleagues without leaving your desk. Webinars are conducted live...

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Adds Three Team Members

Increasing its consumer product expertise, and capacity for public affairs and binational client services, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker welcomes three new hires to the agency team. Amanda Whitlock joins the agency as a senior account executive, Sarah Czarnecki as an account executive and Ventura Olvera as an account coordinator. With...