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PRSA members are employed by local and national businesses, public relations agencies, educational institutions, trade and professional groups, healthcare groups and nonprofit organizations.

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The Voice of Diversity: PR’s place in the national conversation
Will our industry ever look like our communities?
April 12, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tulsa Country Club
701 North Union Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74127

What is the PR practitioner's role in diversity and inclusion? And how can we increase diversity in our industry?

Join James Shackelford, CEO of Dallas-based SomaComm, Inc. and Chair of PRSA’s National Diversity and Inclusion Committee, for a conversation on the state of diversity and inclusion both inside the PR industry and out. 

James will discuss diversity as a PRSA imperative, PRSA National’s plans to increase diversity across the industry, and also diversity within our workplaces. Hear best practices and be ready to ask questions and exchange ideas.

James Shackelford, PRSA National Chair

About our guest speaker

James Shackelford serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of SomaComm, Inc., a strategic communications, marketing, and creative agency co-headquartered in Dallas and New York. SomaComm has supported a variety of brands that include Westinghouse, AARP, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association, Microsoft Corporation, and UNICEF.

Prior to SomaComm, James held senior leadership positions in publishing, media, and financial services where he oversaw communications, public affairs and policy, brand, marketing, community affairs, and audience development.

James currently serves as the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair, and Corporate Communications Section Chair. He also serves on the board of directors of the Irving Schools Foundation and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and is an active member of the National Press Club.