Leadership Assembly Agenda

Specific times, speakers and sessions are subject to change.

Thursday, April 16

3:30–4 p.m. Registration (all attendees)
4–5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
T. Garland Stansell, APR
Chair, PRSA
Chief Communications Officer, Children’s of Alabama
Adam Ritchie, APR
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction

Friday, April 17*

7:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m. National Assembly
7:45–8:30 a.m. Delegate and Candidate Debriefing *
8:30 a.m.–Noon National Elections
Noon–1:15 p.m. Lunch (provided for all)
1:15–6:30 p.m. National Elections Continue
(This event may last beyond the 6:30 p.m. timeframe.)
* This session is mandatory for representatives. General members running for National Committee should attend.
** All those registered as representatives must attend the full program to receive coverage for their hotel stay and registration.

Saturday, April 18

8:15–9 a.m. Motivational Session
Shanita B. Akintonde, MBA
Associate Professor, Communication Department
Columbia College Chicago
9:10–10 a.m. Discussion Among Chapter Cohort Groups
10–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–11:45 a.m. Keynote Address With Interactive Workshop
Mike Fernandez
CEO, United States, Llorente y Cuenca
Professor, Boston University
11:50 a.m.–12:35 p.m. Session I
Speaker TBD
12:35–2 p.m. Lunch with PRSA Board and all attendees
2–2:45 p.m. Session II
Sponsored by Florida International University
Mihaela Plugarasu
Instructor, Department of Communication
Florida International University
2:45–3:15 p.m. Coffee/Tea Break
3:15–4:00 p.m. Session III
Evan E. Roberts
Marketing Manager
The Storytellers Project and Storytellers Brand Studio
4:10–4:40 p.m. Meet and Greet the 2020–2021 National Committee

Sunday, April 19

8–8:30 a.m. General Overview of the Year Ahead
8:30–9:30 a.m. Special Session Speaker
Speaker TBD
9:30–11 a.m. PRSSA 2019–2020 National Committee Workshop/Farewell Remarks
11 a.m. Checkout from hotel rooms for all attendees
Noon–2 p.m. Transition Meeting ***
PRSSA 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 National Committees
***All National Committee candidates and current National Committee members should plan their travel to be able to attend the Transition Meeting.