Our very own Dana Hughens is the PRSA’s Counselors Academy Conference Chair for the 2013 conference June 9-11 in Austin, Texas. As conference chair, she has the privilege to work with other members of the conference planning committee, which consists of senior-level PR counselors and agency owners from across the United States and Canada. We caught up with these PR pros to find out their secret to success and what they love most about Counselors Academy.
Introducing Barbara Hyman, chief operating officer of Hopkins Public Relations in Texas. Barbara is an accredited member of PRSA and will play a large role with the social and dine-around aspects of the 2013 Counselors Academy Conference. Read what Barbara has to say about her experiences as a PR professional below!
Getting to know you…
Name: Barbara Hyman, APR
Agency: Hopkins PR
Position: Chief Operating Officer
First job in PR: Asst. Director of Communications, Peachtree Center, Atlanta
Most loved thing about being in PR: Making a difference for our clients, making them happy
Best source for breaking PR news: Don’t rely on just one
Number one recommendation to new PR professionals: Get a handle on finances and budgeting for your projects; understand the importance of numbers to an organization
About Counselors Academy…
Most valuable aspect of being a Counselors Academy member: Meeting really great people
Role on the planning committee: Social/dine-around
Best thing about the Counselors Academy conference: Getting super ideas that impact our agency
Most fun memory of a Counselors Academy conference: Finding out that my conference mentor was a scotch-drinker, too – and having one, or two, together