May 2015  

PRSA Meeting Notice

Speed Networking with T-Town's Top PR Pros 

Join us for an opportunity to meet and greet several of the top PR pros in Tulsa. Participants will have five minutes to ask questions, knowledge share, and exchange contact info with each "mentor". After five minutes the attendees switch tables and get to know a new mentor.

At this happy hour event, appetizers will be provided and guests are welcome to buy their own drinks. The price is only $10 for members and nonmembers.

Click here to register

Attend this fun, relaxed event and have the chance to mingle with:


Cheena Pazzo
Vice President, Communications | St. John Health System

Cheena leads St. John Health System’s internal and external communications, marketing, call center and external physician relations programs. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications, community outreach, corporate branding, reputation management, advertising and media relations.


Tim Colwell, APR
Tulsa Public Outreach Business Partner | Williams

Over Tim's 40-year career in public relations he has held PR, marketing and community relations positions in nonprofit, publishing, health care and corporate.  Tim owned his own PR consulting firm for seven years, while also managing a greeting card company that features black and white, vintage photo cards that are sold nationally.  


Aaron Fulkerson
EVP & CFO | Schnake Turnbo Frank

Aaron has 20 years of experience in management consulting, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to nonprofits, to government organizations and small businesses. Management consulting services he oversees include executive coaching, transition and succession planning, organizational development, and executive search, just to name a few.


Shelli Holland-Handy, APR
Chief Communications Officer | Broken Arrow Public Schools

Shelli has 15 years of experience in the field of public relations and strategic communications.  Prior to joining BAPS, she launched h3 Strategic Communications, which later merged with Schnake Turnbo Frank, and Dog Dish, an upscale retail business for pets and pet owners.  


Tiffini Lyda Kelley
Director of Corporate Communications & Public Relations | Public Service Company of Oklahoma

In her 25-year career with PSO, Tiffini has a vast experience in community affairs, government relations, and external affairs.  As the director of the communications department, she oversees all internal and external communications and provides counsel to the CEO.


Nicole Morgan, APR
CEO | Resolute PR

Nicole leads Resolute PR with more than 10 years of public relations and marketing experience having advised a wide range of industries including social services, healthcare, transportation, retail, technology and finance.


Nicole Amend
Chief of Staff | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Nicole serves on the executive leadership team, reporting directly to the president. She directs the overall planning and budgeting for the company and also oversees all public relations and media. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is the state’s largest customer-owned private health insurer that serves more than 800,000 members.





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May Membership Promotion

Attention PR hiring managers:

If you are hiring a PRSSA new grad this month or have a member of your team who has less than two years of experience and is not currently a PRSA member, encourage them to join in May. New professionals who join in May receive a FREE New Professionals Section membership.

If your company pays for membership, this is a great way to get your new hire enhanced PRSA benefits without it being a big hit to your budget.

Qualifications for the free section membership:
• Former PRSSA member with less than two years of professional experience may join as an Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate ($60 annual dues).
• Full-time graduate student working toward a PR degree may join as an Associate Member, Graduate Student ($60 annual dues).
• Public relations professional with less than one year industry experience may join as an Associate Member ($115 annual dues).
• Public relations professional with less than two years industry experience may join as an Associate member ($155 annual dues).

To join, go to and use promo code AM15, or refer to for more details.

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Silver Link Awards 2015

The PRSA Tulsa Silver Link Awards Call for Entries is now available!

PRSA Tulsa Silver Link Awards recognize exemplary public relations achievements in 24 program and tactics categories. Additionally, PRSA Tulsa honors two public relations professionals for outstanding contributions to the profession.

Each Silver Link entrant receives a constructive critique by a panel of judges from a partner PRSA

Proceeds from this event provide college scholarships for undergraduate students in eastern Oklahoma college and university public relations programs.

Click here to access the 2015 Silver Link Awards Call for Entries including category information and entry instructions

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