2018 PaRtners Conference

April 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Capital University Convergent Media Center
590 College Ave.
Bexley, OH 43209

Join PRSA Central Ohio and the six local PRSSA chapters for the 2018 PaRtners Conference, celebrating 50 years of PRSSA. The day will consist of panels and activities covering different facets of the public relations field such as social media and crisis communication, as well as the industry-specific role of PR in sports, healthcare, fashion and more! You will also have the opportunity to network with some of the top PR professionals in the area and students from other universities across the central Ohio region.

Register here by Monday, April 16!

Lunch will be provided. Dress is business casual. Get social and follow along using #PRSSAPC.


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Registration
There will be photo opportunities and headshots taken during this time.

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Keynote Address (Lunch Provided)
Kevin Saghy, Senior Director of Social Media at The Ohio State University, Formerly Assistant Director of Communications at Chicago Cubs

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Breakout Session 1

Sports Panel

  • Karen Davis, Director of Communications, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Bill Rabinowitz, Sports Reporter, Columbus Dispatch
  • Arica Kress, VP of Marketing & Communications, Columbus Crew

Media Relations Panel

  • John Palmer, Director of Media & Public Relations, Ohio Hospital Association
  • Evan Weese, Freelance Journalist
  • Jamaal Bell, Associate Managing Director of Marketing & Communications, Alvis, Inc.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Breakout Session 2

Healthcare Panel

  • Rob Shepherd, Marketing Specialist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Janelle (Aden) Montgomery, Product Marketing Manager, Updox

Crisis Communication Activity

  • Kelsey Kimmelman, Communications Specialist, Battelle

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Breakout Session 3

Social Media Panel

  • Colleen O’Morrow, Marketing & Social Media Strategist, MediaSource
  • Nicole Spears, Senior Social Media Specialist, Mindstream Interactive

Crisis Communication Activity

  • Kelsey Kimmelman, Communications Specialist, Battelle

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Parking Instructions: You are welcome to park anywhere, but F3, F4, F5 and F6 will be the closest lots. Please print this Day of Event Parking Pass and place it on your dashboard.