2013-2014 Executive Board
Hi everyone! My name is Amy Ouellette and I am a senior here at Salem State. I am a communications major with a public relations concentration and a marketing minor. I am a non-traditional student and my desire to finish my bachelor’s degree and major in communications came after a few life experiences pointed me in this direction. I joined PRSSA in the fall of 2011, my first semester at SSU, and have loved it ever since. I was a part of the 2012 Bateman Case Study competition team working on a campaign to combat childhood obesity and our team won a bronze Bell Ringer award for a public affairs campaign from the Publicity Club of New England. I was also the recipient of the 2012 PRSA Boston student scholarship and was also a communications intern in the Registrar’s Office here on campus last year.
In my rare free time, I enjoy family time with my two children, my husband and our two dogs. I love a good bike ride, whether I’m riding the bike paths of Salem and Marblehead or at my favorite spin class at the YMCA. If you want to reach out, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @amyouellette13.
Vice President of Chapter Development—Shannon Szypko
Hi guys! My name is Shannon Szypko and I’m a senior at SSU. My major is communications with a concentration in public relations and my minor is marketing. I transferred here in my sophomore year from upstate New York. I’ve been a PRSSA member since I joined the SSU community and I love the opportunities it has given me, and the great people I’ve met and become friends with! In my dream world I will land an awesome job right after graduation at an agency in Boston. If that doesn’t happen, I’m excited to begin a journey somewhere else (maybe somewhere a bit warmer)!
I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, whether it’s summer or winter. I love spending time with my family and friends, and am a huge animal lover. I’m also a huge Grey’s Anatomy nerd. I can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter at @s_szypko.
Member Services Coordinator—Kelley Flynn
Hey everyone! My name is Kelley Flynn I’m a senior at SSU majoring in PR and minoring in marketing. I’m on the hunt for an internship and look forward to learning new things. I live to dance and I love meeting new people! So, follow me on Twitter Kelley_Flynn or you can email me at K_Flynn13@salemstate.edu .
Public Relations Coordinator—Nick Ziogas
Hey guys! I’m Nick, a junior at Salem State University, majoring in public relations and a minor in speech communications. I joined SSU PRSSA last year to broaden my knowledge in PR. I thoroughly enjoyed learning and attending PR events that I wanted to run for E-board to become more connected to my passion. Currently, I’m interning at 451 Marketing! After graduation, I wish to pursue a career as a hospitality publicist. Oh and before I forget, I’m also Greek (It’s a BIG deal)! Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my tweets @nickziogas.
Jobs and Internship Services Coordinator—Tathiana Moise
Hey everyone, I’m Tathiana Moise and I’m a senior at Salem State University. I am majoring in Communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in business management. I transferred to Salem State last year from Bunker Hill Community College with my A.A degree. I joined PRSSA my first semester and loved it! I wanted to learn more about the PR world to see if it would be right for me. I enjoyed everything I learned and experienced with this Chapter, and can’t wait for another year as an Eboard member.
When I am not in school I usually stay busy. I’m currently interning with Global Deeds. I teach driver’s education and work part time at Macy’s. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I also love meeting new people, so feel free to contact me at email@example.com or twitter @_TatieM_.
Managing Editor—Sara Seng
Hello everyone! My name is Sara Seng and I am a senior at Salem State University who is hopelessly in love with fashion, writing, and creativity. I’m a communications major with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing. I joined PRSSA last year and have loved it ever since! Not only am I learning hands on material about PR, but I am also learning them with a group of awesome peers who have ultimately become my friends as well. My hope for the future is to become involved in the PR aspect of the fashion industry. I’m a strong believer that fashion is in everyone and in everything and that each version of it deserves its own spotlight.
Besides being a full time student trying to pursue my dreams, you can always catch me at a concert with friends. As much as I adore fashion, I have an enormous amount of love for music as well.
If you love fashion, music, or just reading the random thoughts that come across a college student’s mind, feel free to follow me on Twitter @sara_seng! Or even shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Dr. Robert Brown – Faculty Advisor
Robert Brown is professor of Communications at Salem State College. He has held full-time faculty positions for 20 years in departments of Communication at Boston University, Bentley College and Emerson University, and has been an adjunct professor at Harvard University Extension School, where in 2004 he was honored for distinguished teaching.
Professor Brown’s corporate communications background includes speech writing positions at two former Fortune 500 companies, Atlantic Richfield (now BP) and W.R. Grace & Co, and a consultant to Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc. investor relations, as well as a facilitator and trainer at local area PR firms. He is a member of the editorial board of Public Relations Review, an academic journal, and research and writing is cited in textbooks on speech writing, research methods, public relations and writing for mass communication. His byline has appeared on the op ed pages of the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Toronto Globe & Mail, and Honolulu Advertiser.
Professor Brown is a member of the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association (N.C.A.). He is faculty advisor the Public Relations Students Society of America and a member of the Publicity Club of New England, where his students at Salem State won two Bell Ringers (first place) in three tries. His education includes a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of Finance/University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester.