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Diversity Mixer: Breaking through the Barriers

April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


April 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Gordon Biersch
5010 Mission Center Rd.
San Diego, CA 92108 United States
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The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, American Marketing Association San Diego and the International Association of Business Communicators present the Third Annual San Diego Diversity Mixer, “Breaking through the Barriers.”

This dynamic event brings diverse journalists, business leaders, and communications professionals from around San Diego together to celebrate the differences that make this place we call home “America’s Finest City.” Come meet new people, enjoy yummy appetizers and celebrate diversity.

For year three, we will have media representatives stationed throughout the event to answer questions and meet with attendees.

Media Representatives

Elena Gomez, Reporter, NBC 7 San Diego

Elena+Gomez_200Elena Gomez is a San Diego native, born and raised in Vista. She knew she wanted to be a reporter from the age of nine, when she would produce her own newscasts with her younger sister in their family’s living room, using the coffee table as a news desk. That knowledge along with determination and ambition served Gomez well throughout the formative years of her career as a journalist.

Gomez got her start at NBC 7 as an assignment editor intern in the summer of 2008. She graduated from Chapman University in 2009, with a Bachelor’s in Television and Broadcast Journalism and minors in Public Relations and Spanish. After graduation she worked as an editor for the NBC 7 News Today for over a year.

In September 2011, Elena earned a spot as a News Associate for NBC 7. She worked as a multimedia journalist in the program, where she shot, edited, wrote and reported daily stories for the evening newscasts. The News Associate program is a highly competitive program with a “fast-track opportunity for people with the goal to learn news gathering and production skills.” She trained with top journalists in New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia along with 9 other Associates stationed at NBCUniversal Owned stations.

Currently Gomez is president of the San Diego-Tijuana chapter for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Under Elena’s leadership, the group has hosted a District Attorney investigator at a meeting and received a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tijuana border by Border Patrol agents.

Morgan Hurley, Managing Editor, Gay San Diego

MH-200Morgan M. Hurley is managing editor of San Diego Community News Network, six hyper-local community newspapers. The network includes Gay San Diego, the local LGBT community’s newspaper of record, and San Diego Downtown News, both of which she is editor of. Morgan is the daughter of a community newspaper editor, and is also a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer who suffered through three increasingly invasive Naval investigations into her private life while serving on active duty before DADT was put into place. She is also co-chair of the advisory council for the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s LGBT Veteran’s Wall of Honor.

Maya Srikrishnan, Reporter, Voice of San Diego

Maya Srikrishnan covers housing and other land use issues for Voice of San Diego. She’s a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York World and ABC News.

Reduced rates available with registration by April 13

Pricing includes appetizers and a drink ticket:

  • $20 early / $25 late for PRSA/AMA Chapter Members and Members of Participating Partner organizations
  • $25 early / $30 late for Non-chapter Members and PRSA National Members
  • $15 early / $20 late for Accredited Members of the Media

Reduced rates available with registration by April 13. Pricing includes appetizers and one drink ticket for attendees that are age 21 and up.

If you are not able to register online via credit card, send a registration RSVP via email to info@prsasdic.org by April 13 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 April 18. No refunds granted after April 18. No-shows will be billed.

For questions please contact Ann Marie Price, Diversity Chair

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Danielle Hashem