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PRSSA 2016 National Conference

Crossroads of Public Relations

Indianapolis | Oct. 21–25 |

Patrice Tanakajay
Joyful Planet LLC

Keynote Address: Meet the Living Legends of Public Relations
Sunday, October 8
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Patrice Tanaka is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded three award-winning, PR & marketing firms – PT&Co., CRT/tanaka and PadillaCRT (now Padilla), the largest, employee-owned PR agency in the U.S. Her agencies have been recognized as the "#1 Most Creative," “#1 Most Esteemed” and among the “best places” to work in PR. Recently she created, Joyful Planet, a Business & Life Strategy Consultancy to help individuals and organizations discover and live their purpose to unleash their greatest success, fulfillment and joy. This is the subject of Patrice’s best-selling new book, Beat the Curve (2016), co-authored with renowned management consultant and coach, Brian Tracy. Patrice has been honored by many organizations, including PRWeek (2016 Hall of Fame inductee), PRSA Foundation (Paladin Award), Public Relations Society of America (Paul M. Lund Award for Public Service), The Holmes Report (“Creativity All-Star”), New York Women in Communications (Matrix Award), Association for Women in Communications (Headliner Award), Asian Women in Business (Entrepreneurial Leadership Award), Working Mother magazine (“Mothering that Works” Award), University of Hawaii (Distinguished Alumni), among othe