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2:00pm – Nashville PR Agency Tour (optional event)

5:00-6:00pm – Check-In and Hospitality

6:00pm – Opening Dinner with Local Professionals, Dessert and Networking Reception to Follow


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8:30-9:30am – Breakfast and Check-In

9:30-10:05am – Welcome and Chapter Roll Call

10:10-11:00 – Keynote Address from Kelly Davis

  • “Finding Passion and Purpose in your Public Relations Career” – Kelly J. Davis, APR, Public Relations Director at Riggs Partners

11:10-11:35 – Coffee Break and Networking (Headshots by Reservation)

11:40-12:25pm – Session One

  • “Keyes to Music City: The How-Tos of Hospitality PR“ – Kellie Keyes, Marketing & Public Relations Manager at Omni Nashville Hotel
  • “The Sweet Life: Marketing Nashville’s Iconic Candy” – Beth Sachan, Director of Marketing at Goo Goo Cluster

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch with Nashville Food Trucks

1:35-2:20pm – Young Professionals Panel

  • Dennis Vorreyer | Community Manager at Media Whisper
  • Katelyn Fish | Account Executive at Lovell Communications
  • Sam Cocks | Director of Corporate Events at Events Nashville LLC
  • Minh Le | Account Executive at DVL Seigenthaler

2:25-3:10 – Session Two

  • “Brands and Building Blocks of the Country Music Association” – Cody Lynch, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Assistant at the Country Music Association
  • “Sports PR and Brand Building: The Nashville Predators” – Alexis Witman, Corporate Communications Coordinator at Nashville Predators

3:15-3:40 – Coffee Break, Networking and Headshots

3:45-4:15 – Career Development Sessions

  • “Hone Your Writing Skills: AP Style Workshop” – Dorren Robinson, Department of Media Studies Instructor at Belmont University
  • “Identifying and Understanding Personality Styles in Public Relations.” – Kelly J. Davis, APR, Public Relations Director at Riggs Partners
  • “Know Your Advantage: Organization & Best Practices for Aspiring and Young PR Professionals” – Hope Buckner, Communications Specialist at Belmont University

4:20-5:05pm – Session Three

  • “Crafting the Narrative: Navigating the Replacement of Country Music’s Most Historic and Iconic Stage” – Lisaann Dupont, Communications Manager at the Ryman AuditoriumBreakout Room C
  • “Beyond Sexy Models and Couture Looks: Fashion PR” – Catherina Davidson, Director of Communications at Nashville Fashion Week

5:15-5:30pm – Final Remarks from Jonathan Hill, PRSSA National Vice President of Career Services

Free Evening in Nashville

We welcome you to join the NASHvantage Directors as they introduce you to their favorite original Nashville eateries. We would love to see you there! The list of restaurants will be announced at NASHvantage.  


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10:00-11:30am – Farewell Breakfast and Awards Ceremony at Ruby