Chapter Officers

Michael Pflughoeft, Fellow, APR — Assembly Delegate

Michael Pflughoeft, Fellow, APR

Michael Pflughoeft, Fellow, APR, is the owner of MAP Communications, LLC. Michael has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of strategic planning, public relations, community relations, crisis communications with a focus on healthcare and hospitality. Michael has served as president of the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of PRSA twice, and has held multiple other board positions over the past 20 years. He is a UW-Madison graduate. You can reach Michael at 262.389.0270 or mikeyp@wi.rr.com.

Holly Haseley, APR — Assembly Delegate

Holly Haseley, APR

Holly Haseley, APR is currently serving as an assembly delegate for the PRSA of Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. She is the Senior Account Supervisor for Laughlin Constable. With over 30 years of PR experience, she bring a broad range of expertise to her health care, retail, and property development clients.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and previously served as the Executive Director of Communications for a large health care company for 17 years.  Holly can be reached at 414-270-7148 or hhaseley@laughlin.com.

Jeff Dardis — Treasurer

Jeff Dardis

Jeff Dardis serves as the treasurer for PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. He is a public relations supervisor for EPIC Creative, a full-service advertising and production agency based in West Bend, Wis. In this role he works closely with executive, account and creative teams to develop strategic public relations plans for agency clients that are integrated with the clients’ overall marketing plans. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from UW-Milwaukee. You can reach Jeff at 262-338-3700 x289 or jdardis@epiccreative.com.

Audra Jacobs — Assembly Delegate

Audra Jacobs

Audra Jacobs is currently serving as an assembly delegate for the PRSA of Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. She is a PR group leader at Bader Rutter. Her 15 years of PR experience, leadership skills and inherent curiosity have benefited a very wide range of clients that, for example, offer products and services for office interiors, consumer housewares, health care and power generation. Her colleagues and clients have described her as delivering sound strategy for integrated programs and transforming brands with integrated and compelling content. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Valparaiso University. Audra can be reached at 262-938-5462 or ajacobs@bader-rutter.com.

Emily Bultman — Director at Large

Emily Bultman

Emily Bultman serves as a director at large for the PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter. She is also the communications manager with Dohmen Life Science Services. Previously, she worked for the Wisconsin Dental Association and as a reporter with the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise newspapers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Advertising/Public Relations) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. You can reach Emily at 414-852-5322 or ebultman29@gmail.com.

Patrick McSweeney, Fellow, APR — Vice President

Patrick McSweeney, Fellow, APR

Patrick McSweeney, Fellow, APR, serves as the president elect and programming chair of the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter after being involved with PRSA’s North Florida chapter for the past 25 years, twice serving as that chapter’s president. He is vice president of public relations at Mortenson Safar Kim, a full-service agency with offices in Milwaukee and Indianapolis. Patrick earned a Journalism degree from The Ohio State University and worked as a reporter, editor, producer and anchor at newspapers, radio and TV stations in Ohio and Florida before transitioning to PR. During the past 20+ years he has served as the spokesperson for a government agency in Florida and worked with well-known automotive, high tech, retail brands, vacation destinations and others. You can reach Patrick via email at pmcsweeney@mskadvertising.com or by phone at 414.224.0212.

Don Klein — Director at Large

Don Klein

Don Klein is currently director at large for PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter. He is a senior communications advisor with Aurora Health Care and has more than 15 years of experience in public relations, corporate communications and news media. Don previously worked for Associated Banc-Corp and Zizzo Group Advertising + Public Relations. He is a graduate of Marquette University. You can reach Don at 414-531-0470 or donklein99@wi.rr.com.

Phill Trewyn — Secretary

Phill Trewyn

Phill Trewyn is currently serving as secretary for the PRSA of Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter. He is a senior account executive at Mueller Communications, Inc. where he assists clients in the areas of media relations, community outreach and crisis communications. Phill also worked in the newspaper industry for 15 years serving as a reporter and editor at different publications. He is a graduate of UW-Madison. You can reach Phill at 414-390-5500 or ptrewyn@muellercommunications.com.

Tim Olsen, APR — Membership Chair

Tim Olsen, APR

Tim Olsen, APR, serves as the chapter membership chairperson and is manager of public relations at Froedtert Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. He has more than 20 years of non-profit public relations experience. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and French from UW-Oshkosh and a master’s degree in Mass Communication from UW-Milwaukee. You can reach Tim at 262-836-5472 or Timothy.Olsen@froedtert.com

Karren Jeske, APR — Ethics Officer

Karren Jeske, APR

Karren Jeske, APR, is currently serving as PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter’s ethics officer and Midwest District liaison. She previously served as treasurer for five years. With over 30 years of marketing and public relations experience in agency, non-profit and corporate settings, Karren brings a broad range of expertise to her manufacturing, health care, education and hospitality clients. Karren is currently the public relations director at z2, a full-service branding firm. Karren is a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in journalism. Go Badgers! She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a marketing emphasis from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and a social media certificate from UW-Milwaukee. You can reach Karren via email at karrenj@z2marketing.com, or by phone at 262-523-3900, ext. 25.

Heidi Fendos — Immediate Past President

Heidi Fendos

Heidi Fendos is currently serving as past president for the PRSA of Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter and the professional advisor for the PRSSA UW-Whitewater Chapter. She is the owner of Fendos PR of Wauwatosa and has over 20 years of experience specializing in tourism, education, health care, not-for-profit and small business accounts. Heidi is a graduate of UW-Whitewater and a social media certificate from UW-Waukesha. You can reach Heidi at 414-778-0766 or heidi@fendospr.com

Sara Rude — President

Sara Rude

Sara Rude is currently serving as president for the PRSA of Southeastern Wisconsin chapter and is Vice President, Public Relations Account Supervisor at Cramer-Krasselt. Sara is a proud alum of UW-Milwaukee, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication and a minor in French. Go Panthers! She has over 10 years in marketing and public relations experience in agency, non-profit and corporate settings.  You can reach Sara via email at sjrude06@gmail.com or by phone at 262.716.1928.

Steph Graham — Director at Large

Steph Graham

Steph Graham serves as a Director at Large for the PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter.  She works full-time as the PR Specialist and Copywriter at Steinhafels Furniture.  In addition, she occasionally freelances as a TV Producer, Blogger, and Radio Newscaster. Previously, she was the Special Projects Producer at TMJ4 for almost a decade.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.  You can reach Steph at 740-517-6190 or shgraham124@gmail.com