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Buffalo Niagara chapters of ASPA & PRSA host government spokesperson virtual panel

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Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm

2 professional organizations team for free March 24 lunchtime event

An upcoming free event geared toward Western New York public relations and public administration professionals will explore the intersection of the two fields. The Buffalo Niagara chapters of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) jointly present a virtual panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, titled, "Serving as an Elected Official's Spokesperson."

The event features some of the region's top government spokespeople, including: Peter Anderson, press secretary, Office of the Erie County Executive; Molly Hirschbeck, communications director, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy; and; Theresa Kennedy, communications director, Office of U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins. The presidents for the local ASPA and PRSA chapters will moderate the Zoom panel discussion and include time at the end for questions from the audience.

Interested participants must register in advance through Eventbrite or a direct link at https://tinyurl.com/ASPA-PRSA-0321. Both ASPA and PRSA local chapter websites include event details and links to register.

About American Society for Public Administration / ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter: Nationwide, the American Society for Public Administration has 61 local chapters and nearly 10,000 members. The organization strives to advance the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration. Locally, ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter revived in 2018 and now comprises 35 members and growing. The organization regularly co-sponsors the annual Public Service Recognition Week conference in April at SUNY Buffalo State. More information is available at www.aspabuffaloniagara.org and the chapter's social media sites on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

About PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter: PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter is Western New York's branch of the Public Relations Society of America – a professional organization serving the communications community. The local chapter began in 1963 and is one of 110 across the nation. Its 140 members represent a variety of industries, including corporate, nonprofit, government, counseling firms, educational institutions and professional service firms. Visit www.prsabuffaloniagara.org for more information.

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