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PRSSA 2019 International Conference

San Diego | Oct. 18–22

This year's Conference will be hosted by the California State University, Fullerton PRSSA Chapter. More Committee information will be available in January.

Meet the PRSSA 2018 National Conference Committee from Texas State
University and The University of Texas at Austin:

GROUP 

From left to right:
Elissa Butler, Programs Director
Alejandro R. Garcia, Conference Director
Cortney Pickett, Hospitality Director
Kathleen Stone, Communications Director
Rosa G. Ambriz, Programs Director
 

Contact the PRSSA 2018 National Conference Committee at prssanc@gmail.com.

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Alejandro R. Garcia, Conference Director

Alejandro Garcia is a senior at Texas State University, double majoring in public relations and fashion merchandising, anticipating graduation in 2019. He has been a part of his PRSSA Chapter since 2016 and has held the position of Chapter treasurer and currently holds the position of vice president. Garcia’s experiences include volunteering for San Antonio, Austin and Dallas Fashion Week, planning and implementing a color run fundraiser for non-profit PILLAR, styling and helping organize Texas State University’s semi-annual fashion show and managing the branding and social media presence for the Fashion Merchandising Association at Texas State. Garcia was also a founder of the organization “Building on Legacy”, a university organization that provides emotional support and a sense of camaraderie for senior citizens who are currently residing in the community’s nursing homes.

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Elissa Butler, Programs Director

Elissa Butler is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin anticipating graduation in the spring of 2019. She is studying communication studies with a concentration in corporate communication. She is an active member of UT’s PRSSA Chapter.Butler has a passion for giving back to the community and this inclination led to her election to the vice president position of the Texas Pearls service organization. Butler has worked as a freelance external communication consultant for her own company, Timshel Communications LLC, for the last two years. She has also worked in the Office of Governor Greg Abbott in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in business development. Currently, Butler works in resource development and marketing at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, specializing in social media management.

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Rosa G. Ambriz, Programs Director

Rosa Ambriz, a junior at Texas State University, is studying public relations and is completing a double minor in computer science and Spanish. This is her first semester in PRSSA and she is enthused to be growing and participating within her Chapter. She has worked in marketing with social media at the AMM Collision Center, and as a all traditions Coordinator at the Texas State residence halls. Currently, she is a web analyst for the Texas State University Pace Center. Being a first-generation college student, she is proud to be pursuing her education, especially in the areas of public relations and computer science, where she seeks to add diversity to the fields.

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Kathleen Stone, Communications Director

Kathleen Stone is a public relations student at Texas State University anticipating graduation in December 2018. She has been a member of PRSSA since her freshman year She is currently the secretary for the Texas State University PRSSA Chapter.In her sophomore year, Stone worked as the community relations coordinator for the campus radio station, KTSW 89.9. She is also an account assistant at Bobcat Promotions, a student led public relations firm at Texas State. Stone loves traveling and has been all over the United States, as well as several foreign countries. In the summer of 2017, Stone studied abroad in London and Rome with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Cortney Pickett, Hospitality Director

Cortney Pickett is a transfer student at Texas State University expecting to graduate in May 2019. She is pursuing a public relations degree with a minor in popular culture. She is a new member of PRSSA and is eager to learn from any and all opportunities that become available, to get a better understanding of the public relations industry. Her other extracurricular activities include being an active member and secretary of the Student Event Planners Association (SEPA) and being a member of the campus newspaper — The University Star — public relations team. Pickett’s experience includes working as a marketing and sales assistant for Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio where she is to help execute all events held on property, from catered company events all the way to cheer competitions.