PRSA SD/IC Networking 101: Pro Tips from Wright on Communications

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Start 2023 on the (W)right Foot. PRSA San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is pleased to host our first professional development event.

PRSA San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is pleased to kick off our 2023 year of professional development events with a networking 101 mixer. Sponsored by (W)right On Communications, this event is offered free for all PRSA members.

For some of us, networking is not our best skill. But nevertheless, it is a necessary soft skill. Join us for a workshop and breakout groups to help you flex your networking muscles.

Helpful tips will include:

  • Ice breakers
  • Learning how to start a conversation and keep it going
  • How to ask questions that might lead to a sale, media opportunity or partnerships


  • 5 p.m. – Pre-event networking
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. – WOC program, emceed by Corie and joined by Grant, Aleaha and David
  • 6:30-7 p.m. – time to put learnings into practice!

You won’t want to miss this one! We’ll be at the top of a downtown high-rise with 360 views of San Diego and the beautiful bayfront.


(W)right On Communications – 402 W Broadway 29th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101


Street parking (paid). Or you can take the trolley! Just a short walk from the Santa Fe Depot via the Blue and One America Plaza via the Orange Line.

About our Sponsor:

(W)right On Communications, Inc. is an award-winning California public relations firm. We specialize in integrated strategic communications with locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, and a satellite office in Vancouver, B.C.

About our Hosts:

Grant Wright, CEO & Managing Partner

Grant Wright has more than 30 years of senior management experience including external affairs and business development leadership roles for major American and Canadian corporations and their subsidiaries. With extensive skills in all aspects of communications including media, regulatory, governmental, community outreach and labor relations; he has also led major infrastructure project development, M&A due diligence and implementation management, marketing and brand development, strategic planning and business plan development for small through Fortune 500 companies.

As CEO and Managing Partner, Grant provides oversight and senior-level communications and business counsel for the agency’s client partners while also overseeing agency management and administration.

David Cumpston, Associate Vice President

David brings more than 20 years of communication experience to (W)right On, most recently as Associate Vice President at one of the largest PR agencies in the country. Spending most of his career in the Bay Area, he has developed and managed strategic communications for numerous prominent brands including JP Morgan Chase, Aramark, SEGA, Horizon Organic, Sutter Health, UCSF Medical Center, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Orbitz, Best Western, Walmart and Velodyne Lidar.

Aleaha Kopec, Senior Communications Strategist

Aleaha focuses on leading our client-partner relationships in our lifestyle division including the agency’s hospitality, tourism, senior living, wellness and education practice areas. Her extensive background in public relations includes experience with highly coveted consumer food and wellness brands as well as the QSR space to healthcare and hospitality brands on both the local and national scale.

Patricia Maxwell, Senior Communications Strategist

Patricia is an award-winning marketing and communication strategist with more than 15 years of experience producing brand content and executing myriad data-driven campaigns that support brand growth for diverse organizations. Her proven track record leverages cutting-edge digital/social analytics tools to optimize communications programs while creating targeted campaigns that lead to high ROI to ensure alignment with organizations’ vision and mission. Patricia’s passionate about building high-performing marketing and communication teams and cultivating strong brand partnerships. She works collaboratively with leadership on creative strategic marketing and communications programs that are both sustainable and successful.

Corie Fiebiger, Communications Strategist

With more than 10 years of experience in prior marketing roles in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles markets, Corie supports the (W)right On team in multi-channel digital marketing, client relations management, social media, copywriting and copyediting, research and analytics, media pitching and more.

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