New Pros

The New Professionals Group, known as “New Pros,” is designed for professionals in the public relations industry with less than five years experience. We also welcome individuals from related fields and anyone trying to break into the public relations field.

PRSA New Pros group helps members learn how to excel in their public relations careers by offering opportunities to connect with professional colleagues and industry peers through networking events, educational programs and social activities.

As a group within the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), “New Pros” also promotes mentoring and interaction with members of PRSA, who are often the leading professionals in the local marketing and communications industry.

PRSA “New Pros” meet once a month, alternating between educational and social events. Past educational events have included: a behind-the-scenes tour of newsrooms, tips on networking and job searches, a workshop on media relations and a panel discussion on the differences between working in-house or for an agency.

In the San Diego public relations industry, who you know is often very important. New Pros events are instrumental in meeting professional colleagues who you will encounter throughout the rest of your career.

For more information on New Pros  and to be added to the e-blast for upcoming events, contact Caiti Franscell.

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New Pros Committee Members – 2017

Maria McGregor
PRSA SD/IC Membership and Volunteer Chair
Sempra Energy
Corporate Communications Manager

Kelly Gardner
Mentorship Program Co-Chair
KCD Public Relations, Inc.
Account Executive

Kenneth Moore
Mentorship Program Co-Chair
Manager of Public Affairs
Southwest Strategies

Olivia Stafford
Events Co-Chair and Treasurer
Focuscom Inc.
Account Executive

Allyson James
Events Co-Chair
Marketing and Program Assistant
La Jolla Community Center

Caiti Franscell
Communications Chair
Mount View Hotel & Spa
Marketing and Sales Manager

Rizalyn Vargas
Board Liaison
San Diego Blood Bank
Communications Representative