Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators: Insights and Advice from the C-suite of Leading Brands Evening Panel

Event Summary

The most successful PR/communication professionals today are no longer just experts at communication, but are masters of business. They serve as trusted advisors to the C-suite, helping align and integrate cross-functional teams and departments across the enterprise behind business goals. Hear firsthand from some of the Chicago area’s biggest names in Public Relations and Communications on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Woman’s Athletic Club as they offer their expert insights on the various major business functions and their communications/PR efforts.

Dress code: Business. No denim. Jacket not required.


Clarkson Hine, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Beam Suntory Inc.
Stacy Sharpe, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance Company
Anne Toulouse, Vice President, Global Brand Management & Advertising, Boeing
Jeffrey Winton, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Chief Communications Officer, Astellas US

The discussion will be moderated by Matt Ragas, Ph.D. and Ron Culp of DePaul University, and co-editors, “Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators: Insights and Advice from the C-suite of Leading Brands.”


  • Early Bird (Chapter Members Only; through Dec. 26): $40
  • Chapter Members: $45
  • Chapter Members (beginning Jan. 14): $50
  • Non-member: $50
  • Non-member (beginning Jan. 14): $55
  • Grad Student: $35
  • Undergrad Student – No drinks: $20

Online pre-registration: Open through Jan. 13.

Students: Email for discount code. Please specify whether you are a Graduate or Undergraduate.

Are you a student or young professional? We are giving away one free Young Professionals Network Career Contribution Program ticket! Click here for detailed requirements and to apply. Email for a chance to win a free ticket!

All ticket sales are final. Substitutions may be made at any time.

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  • When

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Woman's Athletic Club of Chicago
    626 N. Michigan Ave.
    (Entrance off Ontario)
    Chicago, Illinois

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