2021 & 2022 – Christine Dunbeck is the President of the PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter. Christine is the CEO & Founder of Commvey, LLC, where she focuses on building and executing scalable communications strategies for her various clients, including public and media relations, social media, event planning, digital marketing, and more. Christine has found success in the nonprofit, technology, and SaaS industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational and Professional Communication, as well as a music minor in percussion, from UW-La Crosse.
2020 – Katharine Foley is an Account Supervisor at Kane Communications Group where she works with her team to develop integrated strategic communications plans that align with her clients’ business goals. Katharine is a proud alum of Marquette University, where she also served as an adjunct professor teaching Intro to PR. Katharine has extensive experience in media relations, crisis communications, government affairs and stakeholder communications.
2019 – Ryan has worked in public relations at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino since 2006, managing the department since September of 2016. In his role, Ryan oversees the property’s media relations, public affairs and social responsibility efforts. Prior to that, he was a reporter and editor with The Freeman newspaper in Waukesha. Ryan holds a BA in print journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
2018 – Patrick McSweeney, APR, Fellow PRSA, has been involved in PRSA for more than two decades and is a past president of the Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. He also twice served as president of PRSA’s North Florida chapter prior to relocating to Milwaukee in 2014. After earning a Journalism degree from The Ohio State University, he 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.
2017 – Sara Hood is Vice President, Director of Public Relations at Jacobson-Rost. 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 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations in agency, non-profit and corporate settings.