Please join us on Wednesday, November 7 in Iselin for a panel with four respected PR/Communications leaders who’ll share their perspective on how you can rev up your leadership for ultimate performance: Yours, Your Organization’s, Your Peers’, and Your Team’s.
Our panelists are Valerie Simon, CMO, Atlantic Health System, Joan Bosisio, Senior VP, Stern Strategy Group, Chris Lukach, APR, President, AKCG-Public Relations Counselors, Ken Jacobs, Principal, Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching. Please see their bios below.
Our leadership panels are always our most popular Senior Pros Group event, and we believe this one will sell out quickly. Please register today to secure your seat.
Valerie Simon, CMO
Atlantic Health System
Valerie serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of more than 16,500 team members dedicated to building healthier communities. In this role, she oversees the marketing, public relations and brand strategy for the system, including branding, the digital consumer experience, advertising and sponsorships, consumer insights, as well as both internal and external communications.
Under Simon’s leadership, Atlantic Health System Marketing and Communications has been recognized for exceptional work on both a national and local by a variety of healthcare, marketing and communications organizations, including the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society, Ad Age, Modern Healthcare, The Healthcare Marketing Report, the Telly Awards and the SPOKEies Awards.
Simon is the recipient of PRSA-NJ’s Pyramid Award as Communicator of the Year for 2018.
Joan Bosisio, Senior VP
Stern Strategy Group
Joan is senior vice president of Stern Strategy Group (Stern), offering public relations, advisory and speakers services that build thought leadership and business. Having joined the firm fresh after graduating from Seton Hall University (SHU) in 1997, she now draws from her long company history to help shape and drive agency strategy, generate new business, provide senior counsel and strategic direction to the firm’s clients, and attract, retain and develop staff.
Bosisio is professional advisor to the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at her alma mater SHU, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications. As a SHU Pirate Mentor and recipient of SHU PRSSA’s 2010 ROPE Mentor Award, she provides career guidance to students through the University’s PRSSA, College of Communications’ Communications Honors Associates Mentoring Program (CHAMPs) and the Stillman School of Business’ Women’s Leadership Programs. In 2013 she was honored with SHU’s prestigious “Many Are One” Alumni Impact Award.
A board member and former two-term president of PRSA NJ, Ms. Bosisio currently serves as PRSA NJ’s liaison to the state’s nine student chapters (PRSSA) and director of digital communications.
Chris Lukach, APR, President
AKCG-Public Relations Counselors
Chris Lukach, APR, is president of AKCG – Public Relations Counselors, a national public relations firm specializing in issue and crisis preparedness and response. Chris has been instrumental in developing issue and crisis communications plans and advising clients facing crises in several industries, including education, healthcare, and chemical manufacturing. Chris also leads the firm’s spokesperson training team, guiding subject matter experts to be effective communicators in today’s nuanced and challenging media landscape.
Chris is a past president and chair (2011-2012) of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association. He remains active with the organization, serving as a director and a past-presidential board appointee. He also serves on the board of directors of WHYY, Inc., the Philadelphia region’s leading public media organization.
A magna cum laude graduate of Rowan University, Chris was named the university’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2018.
Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, Principal
Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching
Ken Jacobs, a certified, experienced coach, is the principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching.
Since 2007, he has helped senior leaders and executives in the public relations and communications space achieve and surpass their goals by becoming more inspired and inspiring leaders, via executive coaching. As a consultant and trainer, Ken helps agencies grow and manage business, improve client service and relationships, and enhance staff performance, communications and leadership skills. He does so via consulting and training.
Prior to creating his own business, Ken spent 25 years in PR agency management and leadership. A member of PRSA-NJ’s Board, he’s a winner of the chapter’s Pyramid Award for Chapter Service.
Ken’s leadership column, “Taking the Lead” appears monthly in PRSA’s Strategies & Tactics.
Where: Stern Strategy Group, 186 S Wood Avenue, Suite 300, Iselin, NJ 08830
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Cost: $35 for PRSA NJ members; $45 for Non-Members