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Public Relations Explorations Forum

The Public Relations Degree Program with its PRSSA students develops and produces Public Relations Explorations Forum, an experts panel presentation, annually. It is co-sponsorship by Media Arts Department and LIU Post Public Relations.

19th Forum: “Powering Health: Health, Pharma & Wellness" March 18, 2013

Lisa M. Becker, Marina Maher Communications 
Jeff Piccarello ('97, '00), Edelman Corporate Health
Julissa Viano (’94), Celgene Corporation 

18th Forum: “Powering PR2: Tours, Tweets & Thinkers,” March 26, 2012

Liz Burke, DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs 
Chi-Chi Millaway, KCSA Strategic Communications
Laure Salerno (’07), Rubenstein Public Relations

17th Forum: “Powering PR: Messages Around the World,” March 28, 2011

Tracey Gittere, Legendary Events
Janet Caputo, Tenthwave
Donald Miller, Harrison Liefer Dimarco Inc.
Theresa Jacobellis, Huntington Hospital

16th Forum: “Global PR: Messages Around the World,” March 22, 2010

Suzanne Bilello, UNESCO New York
Michael Morley, Edelman International
Peter B. Roche, International Press Review

15th Forum: “The Event: Gala Glamour & Good Works,” March 30, 2009

Dayna Ghiraldi, Big Picture Media
Matt Glass, Eventage Event Production, Inc.
Michele O’Mara, Solutions for Arts and Culture/NY City Ballet

14th Forum: “Earth Angels: Promoting Good Earth Practices,” March 31, 2008

Ed Birdie, New York Power Authority
Elaine Iandoli, Blue Ocean Institute
Geoffrey Southworth, ITAC
Kara Jackson, The Nature Conservancy

13th Forum: “Where PR and News Meet,” March 26, 2007

Mike Virgintino, American Red Cross of Greater New York
Diane McNulty, The New York Times
Joann Butler, Vidicom

12th Forum: “Uploading & Downloading: From PR to Print and Broadcasting, March 27, 2006

Sarah Shepard and Rosemary Gioia, The Business Wire
Jim Wicht, NAPS
Rob Odell, Medialink

11th Forum: “Governmental, Financial, and Media Relations,” March 14, 2005

Howard Bailen, Mercer Consulting
Sandra Fathi, Affect Strategies
Tony Signore, Alan Taylor Communications

10th Forum: Public Relations Careers, March 29, 2004

Joan Cear, G.S. Schwartz
Sherry Goldman, Goldman Communications
Gary Davis, World Wrestling Entertainment
Allen Morrison, Port Authority of NY/NJ

9th Forum: Targeting Audiences and Programs, March 31, 2003

Paul Lancey, New York Islanders
Deirdre Major, The Americana-Manhasset
Diane McNulty, The New York Times
Jeanine M. Boiko, Tweezerman Corporation

8th Forum: Public Relations in Entertainment and Sports, March 11, 2002

Alan B. Lewis, Acclaim Entertainment
Sue Aitchison, World Wrestling Entertainment

7th Forum: The Role of Public Relations in Beauty and Fashion, March 26, 2001

Susan Arnot Heaney, Avon Products, Inc.
Robert Schienberg, Marchon Eyewear Inc.
Holly Garman, Marina Maher Communications

6th Forum: Power of Public Relations in the Twenty-first Century, March 6, 2000

Gary Lewi, Rubenstein Associates Inc.

5th Forum: “Careers in Public Relations,” March 8, 1999

Joseph Mansi, KCSA Worldwide/Investor Relations
Connie F. LaMotta, The Direct Marketing Association/Association Management
Sarah Shepard, KCSA Worldwide/The New Graduate
Michael Virgintino, AT&T/The Agency and the Client

4th Forum: “The Power of Perceptions,” March 8, 1998

Harold Burson, Burson-Marsteller Inc.

3rd Forum: “Entertainment Public Relations,” March 3, 1997

Terrie M. Williams, The Terrie M. Williams Agency
Rosemary Tully, Esq., Mishkin & Tully (Entertainment Law)

2nd Forum: “The Sports Arena,” March 4, 1996

Ginger Killian, The Islanders;
Robert M. Gutkowski, Madison Square Garden
A.J. Carter, Newsday
Joe Goldstein, Joe Goldstein Public Relations

1st Forum: “Careers in Public Relations,” March 21, 1995

Peter Roche, Burson-Marsteller
Margaret Lynch, The Marcus Group
Donna C. George, Spectrum Information Technologies; and Kevin Ryan, Ryan & Ryan PR

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Public Relations Program Director
Abby Dress, APR, Associate Professor of Public Relations
Phone: 516-299-2382
 Fax: 516-299-3327
E-mail: abby.dress@liu.edu