As a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), I’m a big believer in the benefits that membership in the professional association that supports your profession can deliver. As President-Elect for 2019 for the Puget Sound chapter of PRSA, I’ll be working to deliver those benefits to PRSA members in the Puget Sound, and hope more professionals will join us.

Currently, I am Chair of the 2018 PRSA North Pacific Conference in Seattle April 22-24 at the Hyatt at Olive 8.  This national level conference will draw more than 350 mid and senior level professionals from major brands and organizations across nine West Coast states.  With keynotes like Frank Shaw of Microsoft, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan and Wired Editor in Chief as keynotes, the event promises to be an amazing professional development experience.  I hope you’ll join me for this very special conference.

I’m nationally accredited in public relations (APR) and actively support professionals pursuing their accreditation; it’s a terrific learning process that can help take you to the next level in your career and we can all stand to learn something—right? I’m a past chair of the national Accreditation Marketing Committee (AMC) of PRSA, which led the work on the 50th anniversary of the APR in 2014.  I continue to serve on the committee as an advocate of the benefits of accreditation.

If you’re interested in PRSA, or the local Puget Sound PRSA chapter, please contact me; I’d love to chat about PRSA, explain how membership can benefit your career and answer any questions. If you are considering the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) program, I’m passionate about that and would welcome a conversation. Or, if you just want to chat about PR and the latest buzz or trend, give me a ring.  It’s my favorite subject and yes, I’ll buy the coffee.

Read the profile from the November 2014 Issue of PRSA Tactics; A Career Evolution: Jacque Coe, APR, on How TV News Prepared Her for Public Relations’

“After working as a television news journalist for 14 years  at KING-TV in Seattle, Jacque Coe, APR, was ready to use her storytelling and interpersonal skills and apply them to the needs of clients and organizations.

“Public relations was a natural next step,” she says.

Coe, who has more than 25 years of experience in media and public relations, is the senior director of strategic communications…READ MORE >>