Upcoming Events

Dec 10

Masters Class: From the Boardroom to the Classroom

You have an impactful and successful career, developed deep connections and built strong relationships with clients and colleagues. What’s next?

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Dec 10

KC Clubs Holiday Networking Event

Join other communications and marketing professionals for a fun night of networking. Click the link above (not the Register button) for details.

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Jan 21

New Pros Roundtable: "Big Brands, Local Friends"

KC is home to many national brands like AMC Theatres, Hallmark and Boulevard Brewing. Join us to hear from their PR teams.

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Welcome to the Greater Kansas City Chapter of PRSA

Welcome! Please explore our site, ask questions and find out the latest in our newsletter here. We look forward to having you join as a member!

Updates from International Conference

Professional development is a key benefit of PRSA membership, and several GKC-PRSA members recently shared lessons learned at the International Conference in Atlanta. Follow the #PRSAicon conversation here, or check out GKC-PRSA on Twitter and Facebook, where we're sharing President Andy DiOrio's videos from Atlanta as well as other insights. Click here for videos from International and other recent conferences. 

As a wrap-up to the 2015 PRSA International Conference, we highlight our final tangible takeaways gleaned from several of the featured speakers. From shifting your thought process while pitching, to three boxes to check from a customer loyalty perspective, to what not to do when trying a livestreaming service for the first time, members can take these tips and begin implementing immediately.


In this video, we're proud to feature an exclusive clip just for GKC-PRSA from Rebekah Iliff, Chief Strategy Officer for AirPR, based in San Francisco, Calif.  Filmed at the 2015 PRSA International Conference, Rebekah tells GKC-PRSA members how to be "the signal" instead of being lost in the noise, how to make an impact whether it be for a client or for your own brand, and the idea of flipping the traditional theory and target your PR pitches toward a "channel," instead of just a "publication." Enjoy!



What's Next

Dec. 10 Masters Class: From the Boardroom to the Classroom

You have an impactful and successful career, developed deep connections and built strong relationships with clients and colleagues. What’s next? Join Dr. Barbara DeSanto, APR, Fellow PRSA, an associate professor and head of the PR sequence at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University, for insight into how to take what you know in the boardroom and move it into the classroom.

  • Thursday, Dec. 10: 11:30 a.m., to 1:00 p.m.
  • Kansas City Area Development Council (Union Station | 30 W. Pershing Rd., Suite 200, KCMO 64108)
  • 11:30 networking; Noon lunch and program
  • Cost: $25 for GKC-PRSA members; $35 for nonmembers
  • Click here for more details and registration.


Jan. 21 New Pros Event: Big Brands, Local Friends

AMC Theatres, Hallmark and Boulevard Brewing Company are just three of the big consumer brands based in KC with a strong national audience. New Pros and current/potential mentors are invited to join us in the Tasting Room at Boulevard's brewery to hear from Ryan Noonan (AMC), Carrie MacQuaid (Hallmark) and Julie Weeks (Boulevard) on their career paths, advice for new pros, successes and challenges, and how they manage national messaging.

  • Thursday, Jan. 21: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Tasting Room (2501 Southwest Blvd, KCMO 64108)
  • Cost: $10 for GKC-PRSA members; $15 for nonmembers
  • Tasty Boulevard beverages included.
  • Click here for more details and registration.


The Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter is a community of public relations and communications professionals across the Kansas City area, from recent college graduates to leaders of some of the largest firms, agencies and non-profits. Our members represent nearly every practice area and professional and academic setting within the public relations field.

In addition, we support students from across the Midwest who are members of their campus Public Relations Student Society of America chapters.

We currently have more than 200 members and hold regular professional development luncheons to enhance our professional growth. Our chapter also boasts signature events, such as our annual PRISM Awards gala honoring the year’s best in communications excellence and our full-day, interactive student event, our PRSSA Summit. At GKC-PRSA our mission is to be the professional resource and advocate for Kansas City’s PR and Communications community.


GKC-PRSA members and guests enjoyed an evening of "Speed Networking" in July!


THANK YOU to our 2015 Sponsors!!