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Accelerating Your Career: A Deeper Look at APR and Master Programs for Today’s Professional
October 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
You’re involved in professional organizations, active in community initiatives and are looking for that next step in your career. APR and Masters Programs are great ways to accelerate your career. Panelists will discuss the benefits, differences and why they choose to obtain their APR, MBA or Master’s in Communications/Marketing.
Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR is an Associate Professor of Public Relations at Ohio Northern University. As the PR program head, she has taught over 16 different classes within the major and developed a social media minor for any major on campus. She has received numerous awards for teaching, including the international Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology. Her current research agenda examines how social media impacts different industries. Her work has been published in over 20 academic and trade publications. For the past 10 years, Agozzino has served as a PRSSA adviser in some capacity — six years as ONU Chapter adviser and as ONU Student-run Firm adviser. Currently she is the National PRSSA Faculty adviser, overseeing the 11,000+ member organization. She also has been an active member of the PRSA Educators Academy since 2008, serving as the Section’s newsletter editor in chief for the last five years, and currently serving as the secretary. At the local level, Agozzino serves Central Ohio PRSA as a National Assembly delegate and social media chair. In 2016, COPRSA recognized Agozzino with the Walt Siefert Award for Outstanding Service to PRSSA. excellence.
Megan Canavan, M.S., IMC, has served as the Director of Communication for the City of Powell since April 2013. Before coming to the City of Powell, Megan was the public information officer for the City of Dublin. She also previously served as the program and coalition manager for the American Lung Association – West Virginia Chapter. Megan received a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication with a Minor in Professional Writing from The Ohio State University. She resides in Delaware with her husband Brian, 2-year-old daughter Maggie and two dogs Boomer and Ellie.
Taylor Haag, MBA, has more than seven years of experience in strategic internal and external communications, social media strategy and event planning. She is currently the Director of Development and Public Relations at Netcare Access, a non-profit providing crisis and assessment services for mental health and substance abuse in Franklin County. Prior to joining Netcare, Taylor held roles in corporate communications for a large regional bank, building its social media program, planning and executing its 150th anniversary celebration and leading its corporate-wide efforts and participation in the charity bike ride Pelotonia. Taylor is an active member of Central Ohio PRSA and the Central Ohio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Master of Business Administration from Ohio University.