Scripps PRSSA Welcomes Lindsay Komlanc; October 29th meeting recap

By Devon Pine

Happy week 10! Hope everyone had a great (and safe) HallOUween!

 Announcements

  • Interested in becoming the VP of Social Media next semester? Send your resume and cover letter to Scripps.prssa@gmail.com by Friday by 5. Election will be 11/3!
  • Pumpkin carving with Ad Club Wednesday 29 7pm. There will be a costume contest judged by Dr. Stewart!
  • PRSSA Thanksgiving Dinner will be November 17 at 317 Palmer Place 6pm. Sign up to bring side dishes and supplies
  • Spirit jersey sale close Sunday November 9th. Check out the Facebook event or the side of the website for the link! Your card isn’t charged until the end of the sale.
  • PRSA Greater Cleve student day is on Friday 11/7 9:30am-2pm with the Eaton Corporation. The cost is $25- Register by 11/3. Top agencies typically attend panels, this is really beneficial if you’re looking to work in Cleveland.
  • Member Spotlight: Congrats to junior Adrienne Gossett!
  • Impressions spotlight: Copperheads. Their Swings n Wings event was a success! Thank you for those who attended and supported the account!
  • The best questions for our speakers from now on will be receiving a voucher for dinner!

 Project Updates:

  • Meg Omecene and Andrea Wurm along with Erin Golden have been preparing for International Education Week.
    • Nov 15-20
    • $5 Tickets to international student dinner that Saturday
    • Look for articles in Compass and student email.
    • Check out Ohio.edu/iew
  • Scripps Innovation Challenge
    • Their kick off event will be this Thursday from 4-6 Baker. Give them a follow at @SIC_OhioU
  •  International Week will be April 15-18.
    • Derek Kyohgo of the Global Soap Project will be the keynote speaker.

Welcome, Lindsay Komlanc!

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Lindsay Komlanc is the second Jerry Sloan Visiting Professional. She is currently the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Issues Management with University Communications at the Ohio State University. Before working at OSU, Komlang was with JP Morgan Chase and Company as well as working in the communications department at Ohio State Department of Health and Safety.

Originally she is a Pittsburgh native. She works as an “office of one,” overseeing and putting together the perfect team for the specific project at hand and align for issue at hand. She provides media training and guidance for admin and staff. Komlang says, “We need issues management because stuff happens and we need to be able to respond quickly and accurately.”

In addition to managing this “stuff” that happens, Lindsay also wants to make things happen to better the university.

Half a million people who we want to have a relationship with OSU. They need the support of community and the alumni. So what constitutes a crisis? Something that impacts the overall reputation of the university, and it can define a university as a whole.

A large part of Lindsay’s job is identifying possible issues and how to prevent them, she says, “I’ve been brought in long before something bad happened.” She mentions that it’s important to respond in a thoughtful way, but with university’s long-term rep in mind.

Look for Lindsay and her presentation later this week in your classes and at our pumpkin carving event!

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