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Chapter Programming

Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) is committed to providing quality networking and learning opportunities for area public relations professionals. CMPRSA offers a variety of member only Lunch 'N' Learn events and public luncheon events throughout the year. CMPRSA and Michigan State University Public Relations Student Society of America members receive discounted rates for programming events. Below is a list of featured speakers from past events.


2017 Featured Speakers: 

  • John K. Addis, creative director, Addis Enterprises

  • Paul Artale, keynote speaker and leadership facilitator; manager for Graduate Student Engagement at University of Michigan-Flint

  • Eric Thomas, brand strategist and Sr. Partner, Detroit-based Saga Marketing

  • Stephanie Angel, executive editor, Lansing State Journal

  • Tracy Maher, digital content and social media manager, WILX-TV

  • Roger Martin, parter, Martin Waymire

  • Amber Lewis, digital & social media manager for the city of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan

  • Andrea Ragan, director, Capital Area IT Council

  • Ally Caldwell, account coordinator, Gud Marketing 

  • Greg Grokisky, marketing manager, Michigan Association of School Boards

  • Christopher Sell, director of Alumni & Entrepreneur, Michigan State University and founder, Lansing 5:01 

  • Tedi R. Parsons, president, The Professionals Forum

  • Patrick Hayes, director of communications, Kettering University 

  • Eric Hultgren, marketing director, MLive Media Group

  • Andrea Kerbuski, account executive, Martin Waymire 

  • Alexandrea Thurbis, marketing & communications manager, Endeavor Detroit 

  • Jeff Dehavendigital marketing director, Blue Thumb 

  • Joe Manzella, senior account executive, Truscott Rossman 

  • Josh Hovey, senior vice president, Truscott, Rossman 

  • April Clobes, president and CEO, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union 

2016 Featured Speakers: 


  • Josh Paciorek, deputy press secretary, Governor Rick Snyder 

  • David Murray, social media manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 

  • Karl Gudemedia sandbox director, Michigan State University 

  • Patricia Janeway, communications director, Detroit Zoological Society 

  • Ryan Gajewski, videographer social media, Michigan Economic Development Corporation 

  • Dave Lorenz, vice president, Travel Michigan (Pure Michigan) 

  • Eric Dimoffdirector of marketing and communicationsLansing Regional Chamber of Commerce 

  • Rachel Michaudvice presidentGillespie Group 

  • Joseph Quick, director of business solutionsMichigan Works! Association 

  • Chad Jordansmall business ownerCravings, Gourmet Popcorn & Soda Pop Market 

  • Sara Parkinson, director, communications & talentLansing Economic Area Partnership 

  • Christopher Sell, internship coordinator, Michigan State University and founder, Lansing 5:01 

  • Cindy Brownexecutive directorHello West Michigan 

  • Alexander Alusheff, business transformation reporter, Lansing State Journal 

  • Tiffany Dowling, publisher, Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, Greater Lansing Business Monthly and ing Magazine 

  • Tim Gillette, assignment manager, WILX-TV 10 

  • Cheryl Fritze, assignment editor, WLNS-TV 6 

  • Jake Neher, capitol reporter, Michigan Public Radio Network 

  • Nikki Sunstrum, director of Social Media, University of Michigan 

  • Todd Herring, director of Creative and Communications, ArtPrize.  

  • Jaenell Woods, public relations manager, ArtPrize. 

  • Todd Carter, assistant vice president for Marketing Communications, Michigan State University 


 To learn more about CMPRSA Chapter Programming contact our Programming Chair.