QuickStart Leadership Conference 2019

Location: Fahlgren Mortine ▪ 4030 Easton Station, Suite 300 ▪ Columbus, OH
Hotel: Courtyard Columbus Easton ▪ 3900 Morse Crossing ▪ Columbus, OH

If you weren’t able to join us for this outstanding and well-rated event, or if you want to revisit the great things you learned, just visit the topic links below, plus take a look at the fun we had with Central Ohio Chapter and East Central District friends Friday night.


PRSA also hosted a focus group Friday on diversity and inclusion.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

PRSA East Central District Overview
Jennifer Flowers-Kolf, APR, Chair, PRSA ECD

The State of PRSA National: Recruiting and Retention in Membership
Jay Starr, Senior VP of Membership, PRSA

Creating Critical Culture
Marty McDonald, EVP, Fahlgren Mortine & Christopher Washington, Human Resources Program Manager, Fahlgren Mortine

Being Deliberate: Diversity & Inclusion in PRSA Chapters – Building An Inclusive Chapter
Shanita Baraka Akintonde, MBA, M.Ed., DTM, 2019 National Chair PRSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Columbia College Chicago

Dream Bigger: What if we created a PR, social media, influencer relations and executive thought leadership program for our PRSA Chapters?
Katie (Riehl) Wilson, Director of Client Service, Belle Communication Columbus Ohio

Constructing and Maintaining an Award-Winning Partnership with Future Members
Jennifer Kramer, APR, Akron PRSA with Sophia Iannelli, & Vanessa Gresley Kent State PRSSA

Diversity & Inclusion Efforts at PRSSA Level: Recruiting & Maintaining Millennial & Gen Z
Delaney MacKenzie, President at Grand Valley State University PRSSA & Emily Gagnon, CEO at GrandPR

Participation in Associations – What the Research Says: How to Stop the Brain Drain
Andrea Clark, APR, Kellogg Company, ECD Immediate Past Chair

East Central District Chair-elect Adrienne Wallace, PhD, presented the Chair’s plaque to 2019 ECD Chair Jennifer Flowers-Kolf, APR, to conclude the 2019 QuickStart Leadership Conference.