Ever wish you could sit down for a casual chat with a public relations or marketing professional? Well here’s your chance at the Speed Mentoring and Networking event with Colorado AMA and PRSA Colorado.
In attendance will be a handful of professionals from the Colorado area ready and willing to answer any of your marketing, PR or professional-related questions. Have a conflict at work? Need suggestions on how to take that next step? Well nothing is off limits here.
If this sounds up your alley, then please join us on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Blake Street Tavern.
Please note there is off-street parking located to the right of the Blake Street Tavern and the paved parking lot located behind the tavern. DO NOT PARK in the un-paved area behind the building . Towing is strictly enforced!
Laura Graham is a Digital Strategist at Ogilvy Public Relations where she manages social media and digital strategy for B2B and B2C clients including Intel, BMC, Molson Coors and the Wynn Las Vegas. She specializes in influencer relationship management and content marketing, and utilizes social listening, analytics and audience insights to develop a data-driven approach for her clients.
Jenna Citron is an Account Supervisor at Ogilvy Public Relations, specializing in corporate communications and media relations. Jenna sits in Ogilvy PR’s CSR and sustainability practice, OgilvyEarth, working with a wide range of clients, including Johnson & Johnson, Molson Coors, UCHealth & a government program of Singapore. Jenna is also part of Ogilvy PR’s global Media Influence Team.
Tom has been helping companies drive their marketing and sales strategies for over 20 years, with a focus on startups and growth phase companies. Currently he is the VP of Marketing for SpotX, an ad tech company in the digital video advertising arena. Previously, he has worked at companies including Trueffect, Media Breakaway, MatchLogic, and NextAction (later Datalogix), among others. He has helped several companies appear on the Inc 500 list and held leadership roles encompassing marketing, public relations, communications, sales, and account management.
Anne is the Director of Marketing for a rapidly growing, global technology company where she leads a team of content marketers and creative designers. Having launched her career in the agency world, she served as a strategic communications advisor to the U.S. Army, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Amazon Web Services and a variety of global consumer brands, where she developed a deep understanding of digital and integrated marketing programs. As a football cheering, travel-ridden, yoga/wine/foodie-loving spirit, Anne’s personality and profession is rooted in an unquenchable thirst to share and believe in good stories.
Renee is a dedicated strategist and counselor with a proven ability to develop and lead communications initiatives that deliver results. She is director of corporate communications at Ball Corporation, where she leads its internal and external communications efforts. Before joining Ball, Renee worked as PR consultant at Assurant Employee Benefits and in various PR roles at Nicholson Kovac, an integrated marketing communications agency, in Kansas City. She also worked in corporate communications for Williams Energy and for BKD, a CPA and advisory firm, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Renee is president of PRSA Colorado. She was named 2012 PR Professional of the Year by PRSA Kansas City and 2002 Young Professional of the Year by PRSA Tulsa. Renee graduated from Oklahoma State University with bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism and broadcasting, as well as a master’s degree in mass communications and media management. She has been a member of PRSA since 1998.
Michelle Ellis is the principal at Ellis Communications Marketing and a veteran communications professional with more than 17 years of experience in local, regional and national public relations programs, social media campaigns, marketing communications, community relations and event promotion, as well as broadcast journalism. She has worked with a variety of clients in a multitude of sectors, including entertainment and events, education and government, lifestyle and consumer, nonprofit, restaurant and retail, publishing and business-to-business service. A respected local industry leader, Michelle was named one of Denver’s 2016 top 40 Under 40 business leaders by the Denver Business Journal and was named the 2015 PR Person of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America, Colorado Chapter. A Colorado native and Colorado State University alumna, Michelle is passionate about helping brands with a Colorado connection stand out in a crowded marketplace through strategic storytelling and memorable marketing.
Kezia is a Colorado native she loves working for a fast-paced company that is constantly changing, nimble and incredibly charismatic. She is passionate about seeing marketing campaigns grow from the ground up, evolving from concept, to creative, to completion. She’s passionate about writing, video production, photography, and even some light coding but finds digital marketing ties all of her interests and focuses together. When she isn’t marketing, she’s trying to be a good Coloradan by skiing, hiking, and just generally being outside.