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April Programming Aims “Outta The Park” with Special Guest

By Lisa Sands, APR, MS, Communications Strategist | PRSA Cleveland VP of Programming

Our April program is looking like a home run! We will welcome PRSA CEO Joe Truncale for a program doubleheader designed to engage, energize and inspire. (Ok, we promise that’s the last of the baseball references!)

Join us April 26 for a PRSA CLE Night Out at Progressive Field, featuring a casual pre-game program in the Press Room, followed by some R&R with friends and colleagues. During the pre-game program, Indians Senior Communications Director Curtis Danburg will share some insight into the team’s communication strategies followed by a short presentation by Joe Truncale. We’ll enjoy game tickets in the Club Lounge area with an array delicious food and beverages while watching our Cleveland Indians take on the Houston Astros.

The following morning, Truncale will deliver a more formal breakfast program at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown.

“My comments will focus on what I call ‘The Portfolio Professional’ and how the commitment to continuous learning contributes to and even correlates with enduring career success.” — Joe Truncale

Our breakfast sponsor is the Integrated Marketing Communications online graduate program at West Virginia University. Chad Mezera, associate dean of online programs at WVU, will discuss the continuing education programs tailored for communications and marketing professionals and share news about the upcoming Integrate Conference, which features an impressive array of IMC thought leaders from companies including Coca Cola, Google, and The Cleveland Clinic.

It is the goal of the PRSA Cleveland Board to create programming that benefits members at all career stages and that offers opportunities to network with industry peers. If you have ideas for programs or speakers, can offer a venue at no or low cost, or if you want to participate on the programming committee, email meat

We’ll see you at the ballpark! Get your tickets now!

Lisa Sands 20 year+ career has encompassed marketing communications, advertising, media relations, public relations, account service, and radio promotions. Lisa has worked in corporate, nonprofit, and agency environments and has also been an independent consultant.  In 2013, Lisa earned a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Reed School of Media at West Virginia University. She serves several nonprofits in a volunteer capacity, and is a staff writer and social media manager for Edible Cleveland, a food magazine.