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2016 Elections: PR Winners & Losers

November 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


November 15, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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San Diego County Operations Center
5500 Overland Avenue, Room 120
San Diego, CA 92123 United States
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Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent, one thing all can agree on is that the 2016 election has been fascinating from a communications standpoint. The November PRSA professional development event will take place on the heels of the election, featuring local political communications strategists from both sides of the aisle. This post-election recap will examine communications practices and strategies implemented on the local and national level, and discuss PR winners and losers from the 2016 election.


Ryan Clumpner is a political consultant, serving most recently as executive director of the Lincoln Club of San Diego. Before that, Ryan worked as a chief of staff for state Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, and was campaign manager for Carl DeMaio’s San Diego mayoral bid in 2012.

Jason Cabel RoeJason Cabel Roe, a Washington veteran, has served as senior advisor to Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential run, deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s run in 2007, and chief of staff to Congressman Tom Feeney (FL) and to the Under Secretary of Commerce in the George W. Bush Administration. He’s managed nationally watched campaigns including former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (TX), Congressman Peter Roskam (IL), and Clinton House Impeachment Manager James Rogan (CA).

MaryAnne Pintar is district chief of staff for Congressman Scott Peters. With 19 years of experience, MaryAnne has managed or worked in various capacities on several citywide campaigns in San Diego, run her own public affairs consulting business and was a senior press aide and chief of staff to former Mayor Susan Golding.

Bill Wachob croppedBill Wachob leads the West Coast office for The Campaign Group, which creates television, radio and digital ads for elections. Wachob has helped elect ten members of Congress and various state/municipal officials throughout the West and Southwest. Prior to becoming a media consultant, Bill served three terms in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and was a candidate for Congress. In 2010, Bill’s clients won 8 out of 10 campaigns, protecting 5 out of 6 U.S. House incumbents.


andy-keatts-croppedAndrew Keatts, reporter at Voice of San Diego.



Event Sponsor

prsawdlargeThe Western District is one of 10 districts in the U.S. supported by PRSA National. The Western District represents more than 2,000 PRSA members in five states – Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. Specific chapters in our district include: Hawaii, San Diego/Imperial County, Orange County, Inland Empire, Gold Coast, Los Angeles, Las Vegas Valley, Phoenix, Southern Arizona (Tucson), Colorado (Denver), and Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs). The mission of the Western District is to provide professional development opportunities through an annual conference and chapter event sponsorships, to offer leadership development positions beyond the chapter level and to be a trusted resource for the sharing of best practices that can strengthen programming and the overall success of individual chapters. For more information, visit www.prsawesterndistrict.org.


•$30 for PRSA National Members with Chapter Membership with RSVP by Nov. 9 and $35 after that date
•$35 for PRSA National Members (without Chapter Membership) with RSVP by Nov. 9 and $40 after that date
•$40 for Non-Members with RSVP by Nov. 9 and $45 after that date
•$30 for PRSSA members
•$25 for PRSA SD/IC Chapter board members

If you are not able to register online via credit card, send a registration RSVP via email to info@prsasdic.org by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 9 to receive reduced rates. Payment can be made at or prior to the event by check, credit card (VISA, MasterCard and American Express) or by cash. Checks can also be mailed to PRSA SD/IC, P.O. Box 28512, San Diego, CA 92198-0512.

Since it is necessary to guarantee with our vendor ahead of time, once you RSVP we’re counting on your participation. Members and guests who RSVP are asked to pay even if you are not able to attend. The cancellation deadline is Friday, Nov. 11. No refunds granted after Nov. 11. No-shows will be billed.


Event Contact

For questions, not reservations, contact Brianne Mundy Page. at brianne@donateLIFEcalifornia.org.