16 Jan 2018

Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators: Insights and Advice from the C-suite of Leading Brands | Tues., Jan. 16; 6-8 p.m.

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Program Summary

The most successful PR/communication professionals today are no longer just experts at communication, but are masters of business. They serve as trusted advisors to the C-suite, helping align and integrate cross-functional teams and departments across the enterprise behind business goals. Hear firsthand from some of the Chicago area’s biggest names in Public Relations and Communications on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Woman’s Athletic Club as they offer their expert insights on the various major business functions and their communications/PR efforts.  

Dress code: Business. No denim. Jacket not required.


  • Clarkson Hine, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Beam Suntory Inc.
  • Stacy Sharpe, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Anne Toulouse, Vice President, Global Brand Management & Advertising, Boeing
  • Jeffrey Winton, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Chief Communications Officer, Astellas US

The discussion will be moderated by Matt Ragas, Ph.D. and Ron Culp of DePaul University, and co-editors, “Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators: Insights and Advice from the C-suite of Leading Brands.”


Email mail@prsachicago.com.

Program Details

Pre-registration for the Jan. 16 panel is now closed. If you or a friend will require a walk-in registration form, please email Ann Scheible. Other questions may be directed to Lanie Friedman and Kayee Ip, Programming co-chairs.


  • Early Bird (Chapter Members Only; through Dec. 26): $40
  • Chapter Members: $45
  • Chapter Members (beginning Jan. 14): $50
  • Non-member: $50
  • Non-member (beginning Jan. 14): $55
  • Grad Student: $35
  • Undergrad Student – No drinks: $20

Online pre-registration: Open through Jan. 13.

Students: Email mail@prsachicago.com for discount code.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Woman’s Athletic Club
626 N. Michigan Ave. (entrance is on Ontario)

No Refunds: All sales are final. Substitutions may be made at any time.