Café Iruña

  • Gorkana Meets…J.D. Roth
    J.D. Roth, Founder of Get Rich Slowly, on the relationship between money and happiness, extreme early retirement and establishing a career as a full-time blogger.
  • Tim Donovan, Managing Director at Sparkpr, on Blue Ocean strategy, translating narratives into true business value and being a chef.
  • Rebecca Devine, Co-Founder and Principal of Maven Communications, on content creation, the communications puzzle and how to become a PR sharpshooter.
  • Steve Cody, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Peppercomm, on Bob Woodward, Harold Burson and Perez Hilton.
  • Kevin Goldman, Senior Director for Media Relations at APCO and former Advertising Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, on being an insider, shaping stories and the PR process.
  • Jim Endicott, President of Distinction Communication Inc., on working with presenters and changing the trajectory of a life with personal coaching.
  • Andrew Graham, Founding Partner of Clear, on finding the line between what’s newsworthy and what advances a client’s business interests.
  • Tracy Hopkins, Founder of Everything She Wants, on spring and summer fashion trends and working with brands that help women look and feel good.
  • Marcia DiStaso is an Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Penn State University and chair of PRSA Financial Communications Section.
  • Val Curtis, Co-Founder and EIC of Bonbon Break, on the 24/7 world of motherhood, healthy families, and the “Mom Cave.”
  • Alice Leong, President of ALuminescent Consulting, on ballroom dancing, business strategy development and the impact of diversity and inclusion.
  • Linda Chung, Sparkpr Director and former CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg Producer, on newsworthiness, logistics and pitching to former journalist friends.

  • Ruth Kim is General Counsel, SVP and Senior Partner at FleishmanHillard and also a speaker at the 2013 PRSA International Conference.
  • Alice Chapman, Partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, on the destination workplace, advancing a cause and Garden & Gun.
  • Neil Shapiro, Managing Partner & COO of Intermarket and former Producer at Fox News Channel, CNBC and CNN, on deadly PR sins, being a good storyteller and transparency.
  • Buck Wolf, Executive Editor of Crime & Weird News at The Huffington Post, on offbeat stories, pitch lists, blacklists and his vocabulary of naughty words.
  • Professor Jim Macnamara, Professor of Public Communication at UTS Sydney and a special speaker guest at the AMEC International Summit, on the impact of PR on media, the search for a silver bullet, and silver spoons.
  • Thomas Madden, CEO of TransMedia Group and former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, on writing, salesmanship and originality vs hackality.
  • Marie-Josée Gagnon, President and Founder of CASACOM, on being the Press Attaché of the Prime Minister and launching her own business.
  • Heather LaMarre, Assistant Professor at Temple University, on changing courses, emergent media and “strategic communication.”