About the Professional Development Day Co-Chair

Robin Rectenwald, WordWrite Communications


  • In charge of planning PRSA Pittsburgh’s annual Professional Development Day including event logistics, themes and speakers
  • Partner with Sponsorship chair to obtain event sponsorships and fulfill agreements
  • Partner with Communication chair to promote event to our members and community partners
  • Partner with Web Content Manager and Programming chairs to set up event registration on website

Goals for 2017:

  • Plan an evening that will cover interesting and relevant topics that answer the questions of practicing professionals who are looking to advance their skills in the profession
  • Connect more than 100 professionals in the marketing and communications field with the goal to create valuable and long-lasting relationships
  • Plan sessions that appeal to all members of the communication field including students, young professionals, mid-level professionals and senior practitioners
  • Encourage all members of the marketing, communication and design field to attend including professionals who work in public relations, marketing, advertising, graphic design, journalism, and freelance

“As Professional Development Day co-chair, my goal is to plan an evening that inspires professionals to walk away with new connections and new skills no matter where they are in their career. PRSA’s annual Professional Development Day invites old and new friends of the PR community to share new ideas, challenge the status quo and collectively discuss the future of the industry.”

– Robin Rectenwald