Professional Development Day 2021

May 19, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Professional Development Day is PRSA-OKC's annual half-day training conference. Previous speakers have come from Southwest Airlines, Mars Wrigley, NBC News, Carnival Cruise Lines, 84 Lumber, and other major organizations from around the country. 

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12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Q&A withElisabeth Diana, Head of Communications, Instagram
1:10 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. Alex Ebanks, Brand & Business Communications, Coca-Cola
2:40 p.m. Break 
3:00 p.m. TBA
4:10 p.m. Wrap-Up

Speaker Bios:

Elisabeth Diana, Head of Communications, Instagram

Elisabeth Diana is Head of Communications at Instagram, where she leads a global team focused on media, executive engagement, policy, product, consumer and corporate communications. She and her team surface the ways Instagram brings people closer to each other and the things they love. Prior to Instagram, Elisabeth was VP of Monetization Communications at Facebook, overseeing public relations for the company’s advertiser, small business, and investor audiences. She started her career in PR and advertising, working at advertising agency Publicis & Hal Riney as a brand strategist, and at Google in the global communications and public affairs group. Elisabeth holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and a BA from Stanford University. She lives with her husband and son in Sausalito, California.

Alex Ebanks, Brand and Business Communications, Coca-Cola

In her current role, Alex leads media relations efforts for Coca-Cola's sparkling portfolio of brands in the U.S. including Coca-Cola trademark, Diet Coke and Sprite. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Alex held a position as Senior Marketing Manager at Allied MOXY, the multicultural division of Allied Integrated Marketing. In her role at Allied, she strategically managed and created publicity, promotions and marketing campaigns both nationally and regionally for entertainment-based clients within the television and film industry. As a proud HBCU graduate from Spelman College, Alex received her bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in writing. Alex is chair of the communications subcommittee for PRSA's National Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a board member of Coca-Cola's African American Business Resource Group, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc and in 2017, she was named a Top 30 Under 30 HBCU Alumni, on behalf of HBCU Buzz.


$20.00 PRSA-OKC Member: All Sessions

$20.00 Non PRSA-OKC Member: All Sessions