Lights, Camera, #BlackGirlMagic

Published on February 22, 2017, at 8:53 a.m. by Kahla Anderson. In recent years Hollywood has seen a positive shift in leadership. Women are starting to receive the respect and opportunity that they deserve. More specifically,…

John Deveney: A Man of Many Hats

Published on January 22, 2017, at 8:39 a.m. by Fallon Chiasson, Contributing Writer. John Deveney wears many hats. He is the founder and CEO of DEVENEY, an engagement agency based in New Orleans. He is…

Thoughts from Living Legends

Published on November 29, 2016, at 1:37 p.m. by Sonny Franks. As is the case in any field, the public relations industry has its fair share of titans. Some may even call them legends. Two…

Meet Emma Finkbeiner, the PRSSA President

Published on November 21, 2016, at 7:25 p.m. By Megan Perkins. Compassionate, driven, authentic — these are the three words Sarah Dougherty used to describe this year’s Public Relations Student Society of America national president.…

Barri Rafferty: President, Mentor and Leader

Published on October 21, 2016, at 10:38 a.m. by Sonny Franks. Barri Rafferty did not always know she was destined to be the first female president of Ketchum, one of the most prominent public relations agencies…

Hamilton, The World’s Gonna Know Your Name

Published on August 25, 2017, at 2:01 p.m. by Eliza Sheffield. Alexander Hamilton. You may have seen him hanging around on a $10 bill in your wallet. Or maybe you vaguely remember his name from the…

#30DaysofBetsy

Published on April 19, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. by Lindsey Young. Betsy Plank: professional, advocate, friend and inspiration to public relations students everywhere, even after her passing in 2010. Professionals in the public relations industry…

The Leadership Behind the Leadership

Published on April 20, 2016, at 4:45 p.m. by Mackenzie Ross. Founded in 2005, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations promotes leadership and innovation in the field of public relations. Each year, the…

The Plank Center Celebrates with a Leadership Report Card

Posted: July 23, 2015, 11:20 a.m. by Mary Claire Hunter. In 2015, the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations reached its 10th year of developing and recognizing outstanding, diverse leaders to advance ethical public…

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