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Real-Life Community Management: It’s Time to Step Away From Our Devices via Heather Whaling’s blog prTini

7 Ways to Fight Your Smartphone Addiction via Ragan.com

33% of CEOs Worry They Are Out of Touch With Customers: Building a Better Customer Experience via Yahoo!

33% of CEOs Worry They Are Out of Touch With Customers: Building a Better Customer Experience via Business2Community

How to Use Storify as a Social Curation Tool via Business2Community

Tech thought leaders look to the next big thing via PRSA Tactics

The Social Student: PRSSA president Lauren K. Gray on leadership, Twitter and communications via PRSA Tactics

Six seconds or less via Finn Partners

5 benefits of Twitter’s new ‘Stories’ email via Ragan.com

How PRSSA made the leader (and woman) I am today via Arik Hanson

15 up-and-coming PR pros to watch in 2012 via Arik Hanson

5 things to know when interning in another city via GenPink

How Valuable Is Your Social Media Training via Platform Magazine

WCU trends worldwide on Twitter via The Reporter

9 Gen Y Careerists to Follow on Twitter via Levo League

Student Named PR Association President via WCU News

Public Relations Student Elected to National Position via The Reporter

WCU PR student elected to national position via The Western Carolinian

Visitors get a taste of Dillsboro on Display via The Reporter

Students teach Dillsboro social media workshop via The Reporter

Social Media Workshop planned via The Reporter

Dillsboro partnership experience via The Reporter

Dillsboro objectives to help economy via The Reporter

Dillsboro, WCU move forward with marketing relationship via The Reporter

The Long Journey:

June 2013 – Began term as the Immediate Past President for PRSSA

May 2013 – Started as a Junior Associate in Digital with Finn Partners in NYC

February 2013 – Started as Junior Account Executive with Hunter Public Relations in NYC

December 2012 – Graduated from Western Carolina University and moved to Stamford, CT with Jarrett

October 2012 – PRSSA National Conference in San Francisco, CA

June 2012 – Began term as PRSSA National President

May 2012 – Moved to Atlanta, GA for my internship in consumer PR with Trevelino/Keller Communications Group

March 2012 - Named on Arik Hanson’s list of 15 up-and-coming PR pros to watch in 2012 list

March 2012 – Elected as the PRSSA National President for the 2012-2013 year

January 2012 – #39 on top Public Relations Experts to Follow on Twitter list

October 2011 – Named #1 top person on “Future of PR” list

October 2011 – PRSSA National Conference in Orlando and National Student News Media Convention in Orlando

August 2011 – Started Chapter of the Month for PRSSA National (now Pacesetter Recognition)

June 2011 – Began term as PRSSA National Vice President of Public Relations and attended PRSSA Leadership Rally in Scottsdale, AZ

March 2011 – Held the very successful Public Safety Fair for client, CatTracker [the WCU emergency alert system]

March 2011 – Attended PRSSA National Assembly in Seattle and was elected to the position of Vice President of Public Relations for the PRSSA 2011-2012 National Committee 

February 2011 – Attended Social Fresh Tampa conference and ECU PRSSA’s Regional Activity

January 2011 - Held social media workshop focusing on Twitter and LinkedIn for the WCU PRSSA Chapter

January 2011 – Started editorial assistant internship with Social Fresh and named Social Media Coordinator for The Western Carolinian

November 2010 – Turned my PR blog into my own website and created new website/blog for WCU PRSSA

September 2010 – Joined The Western Carolinian [WCU student newspaper] staff

July 2010 – Named Director of PR and Marketing for the WCU Student Government Association

April 2010 – Held very successful ‘Dillsboro on Display‘ event on the WCU campus with 500+ people in attendance

March 2010 – Held a successful social media workshop for business owners of the town of Dillsboro

January 2010 – Became account coordinator for the town of  Dillsboro Campaign (a collaboration between WCU and the town of Dillsboro)

December 2009 – Named WCU PRSSA President

August 2009 – Began digital marketing internship within the PR/marketing department at WCU, named Leadership and Marketing Coordinator for Last Minute Productions and created my blog and began blogging

January 2009 - Named Multimedia Coordinator for Last Minute Productions

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