Tonight our guest speaker is Deanna McKinley, Public Relations Coordinator for Frito-Lay North America, a PepsiCo business unit. McKinley is responsible for community media relations nationwide. She is not only an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, but is one of the youngest APRs in the nation.
Deanna earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism / Public Relations as a Presidential Scholar at Florida A&M University. Currently she is in the Master’s program in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University.
She criss-crosses the country highlighting the work of the company's sales teams, touting their "Million Mile over-the-road drivers," and some of their facilities’ top environmental milestones. She helps organize and implement major community outreach events and juggles countless media requests. In a recent blog, Deanna claims she has "the coolest job in the company." Our students are anxious to hear her explain why.
Thank you for coming, Deanna.