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Eclipsing Borders, Breaking Barriers, Building Careers: Lessons From Leaders

Professional Development Workshop Set 2

Sunday, Oct. 12, 4:45–6 p.m.

Room: Virginia A/B

Track: Leadership & Management

Today’s public relations professional is met with challenges that the industry has never faced before. Hear lessons learned by industry icons who moved up the corporate ladders, extended their business to international markets and established careers in a brand new industry. Hear how they each have carved out a business that has developed a reputation for protecting brand and changing consensus.

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Preview the session insight in the ComPRehension blog post, “Eclipsing Borders, Breaking Barriers, Building Careers: Lessons From PR Leaders.”

Session Materials

Final Presentation

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Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA, director, partnership development, HGTV, Scripps Networks

Photo of Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA McCormick is responsible for identifying opportunities for off-channel exposure for HGTV and its on-air talent. He is a past president of the PRSA Foundation, 2002 Outstanding Professional Advisor of the Year and 2006 Honoree of the PRSA Educators Academy David Ferguson Award.


Bill Heyman, founder, president and CEO, Heyman Associates

Photo of Bill Heyman Heyman leads Heyman Associates, an executive search firm specializing in identifying senior-level professionals for corporate communications and public affairs positions, as well as media and public relations, and branding and internal communications positions.


Kathryn H. Beiser, executive vice president, corporate communications, Hilton Worldwide

Photo of Kathryn H. Beiser   


Keith Burton, partner, Brunswick Group

Photo of Keith Burton At Brunswick Group, Burton leads a global team focused on improving organizational performance by building employee trust and improving internal communications.