Georgia Chapter Flying High with June 13 Meeting Plans

Monthly Luncheon

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is home to some of the most recognizable military aircraft in the world, many of which are (or were) built at the company’s Marietta, Ga. site, from proven cargo planes to stealth jets. With multiple domestic and international customers, thousands of employees, hundreds of community partnerships and four operational aircraft lines, there’s rarely a moment where communications doesn’t play a key role at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta site.

Join us for a conversation with Shan Cooper, Lockheed Martin vice president and Marietta site general manager, and Johnny Whitaker, APR, Lockheed Martin’s director of communications in Marietta, as they discuss communications and the role it plays in influencing key business decisions, driving employee engagement, supporting members of the U.S. and international armed services, and identifying new growth opportunities for the world’s largest defense contractor.

Date Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Event Title A View from the Cockpit: Successfully Navigating the Jet Stream of Communications – A conversation with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ top leadership about business and communications

11:30 Registration
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch & Program

  • Shan Cooper, Lockheed Martin vice president and Marietta site general manager
  • Johnny Whitaker, APR, Lockheed Martin director of communications, Marietta
Location Maggiano’s Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326-1008
http://www.magiannos.comFREE parking available. $2 valet parking.
Luncheon, family style.
Registration Deadline
Regular Deadline: Monday, June 11, 2012 5:00 PM
Late Deadline: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 5:00 PM
Cost (member/non-member)
Regular Cost: $39.00 / $59.00
Late Cost: $49.00 / $69.00
$15 Additional Walk-in FeeAll reservations are final. There are no cancellations and PRSA|GA does not issue refunds or credit for the registration fee.
Denise Grant

PRSA President and COO Murray to Speak at May Chapter Luncheon in Nashville


William (Bill) M. Murray, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will discuss the current and future state of the organization and the public relations profession at our next chapter luncheon. Murray is responsible for the overall direction of PRSA – the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals, with nearly 32,000 professional and student members. He previously served as executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the international trade association representing the international interests of the major Hollywood studios in more than 70 countries across the globe. He also was president of William Murray & Associates, a consulting firm focused on developing international media strategies for digital content protection, audiovisual regulation, film production tax policy and international government relations, with clients including venture capital firms, governments and media companies.

Murray serves on the board of the Global Alliance for Public Relations, the New York Society of Association Executives, and is a senior fellow at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for the Digital Future. He holds a dual-discipline B.A. in Business Administration and English Literature from Albright College in Reading, Penn., as well as an M.B.A. in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz., and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

 Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the latest PR issues, challenges, tools, and trends; and interact with the leader of our international organization.

 Date:         Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Time:        11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location:  Cabana  

Cost:          Register by May 8 – Members $30, Guests/Non-Members $35. 
                   Register after May 8 – Members $40, Guests/Non-Members $45.

RSVP:  Please read the Reservation & Cancellation Policy, then Register Here! (Advance registration closes Thursday, May 10. See the Reservation Policy for information regarding onsite registration.)