Committees

WPRF 2016 Organizing Committee

The organizing committee is comprised of global professionals from all areas of communications, who have worked tirelessly over the past year overseeing the development and management of the WPRF 2016, ensuring its success.

Prof. Gregor Halff
Co-Chair, WPRF 2016. Chair, Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management

Carol Panasiuk, MBA, APR, FCPRS
Co-Chair, WPRF 2016. Principal, the Communications Department

Elena Bernasconi
Chief Administrative Officer, Global Alliance

Joseph Truncale, Ph.D., CAE
CEO, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS
President & CEO, Argyle Communications

Kiki Danielle Cloutier, CEM
Director, Marketing Communications and Events, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

WPRF 2016 Sub Committees

Business Stream Advisory Committee

Linda Andross, Co-chair and President, APEX PR
José Manuel Velasco, Co-chair and Chair-elect, Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management
Therese Manus, Managing Director, The Norwegian Communication Association
Mateus Furlanetto, Head Institutional Relations, Aberje
Scott Bonikowsky, Senior Vice President, Public, Corporate and Government Affairs, Scotiabank
Lauren More, VP Communications, Ford of Canada
Kiki Cloutier, Director, Marketing Communications and Events, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

WPRF Workshop Selection Committee

Brenda Sweeney, Managing Director, Sweeney Communications Inc.
Sarah K. Jones, Senior Associate, MacPhie & Company
Sheridan McVean, Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Royal Roads University
Tim Conrad, Entrepreneur, Butterfly Effect Communications

Research Stream Program Advisory Committee

Dr. Amy Thurlow, Co-Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University
Prof. Anne Gregory, Co-Chair and Professor of Corporate Communications in the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Economics at the University of Huddersfield
Judy VanSlyke Turk, Professor Emerita, Virginia Commonwealth University
Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, President and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations
Alex Sévigny, PhD, APR, MCIPR, On Research Leave, McMaster University
Karen Sanders, Professor, San Pablo University, IESE Business School
Dr. Marianne Sison, Deputy Dean, International, RMIT University School of Media and Communication
Lorianne Weston, LL.B., B.C.L., Director, Accreditation and Education, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)
Karen Dalton APR, CAE, Executive Director, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

Sponsorship Advisory Committee

Karen Dalton APR, CAE, Co-Chair and Executive Director, Canadian Public Relations Society
Elena Bernasconi, Co-Chair and Chief Administrative Officer, Global Alliance
Daniel Tisch, President & CEO, Argyle Communications
Joseph Truncale, CEO, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Bryan Sparks, Specialist, Communications and Professional Development, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

Marketing Communications Advisory Committee

Elena Bernasconi, Co-Chair and Chief Administrative Officer, Global Alliance
Kiki Cloutier, Co-Chair and Director, Marketing Communications and Events, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)
Katie Sheppet, Account Manager, Porter Novelli Australia
Elisa Noli
Dan LaBelle, Coordinator, Communications and Events, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)
Désirée Haupts, Executive Assistant & Communication Manager at Global Alliance

Contact Kiki Cloutier at kcloutier@cprs.ca if you are interested in becoming a WPRF 2016 volunteer!

WPRF Partners