Puerto Rico

Ketchum is working with Discover Puerto Rico, which promotes travel to the island, on a March 31 virtual panel bringing together leaders in travel and tourism to look at what the lessons in recovery learned from past crises can teach the industry about negotiating the post-COVID travel landscape. Professionals from Marriott International, Destinations International, Cruise Lines International Association and Puerto Rico’s Central Office of Reconstruction, Recovery & Resiliency will talk about how the island’s responses to hurricanes, political unrest and earthquakes can help shape strategies for handling the current crisis and preparing for future adversity. To register for the 10 a.m. event, click here.


An April 7 PRSA-sponsored webinar looks at how new professionals can navigate the job market during COVID-19. Moderated by Arketi Group CEO Mike Neumeier, the webinar will feature a panel discussing how attendees can hone and grow their skills, search for a first or next job, and network when planning for the future seems unimaginable. Tips on pursuing and preparing for virtual interviews and networking opportunities will also be on the agenda. Panelists will include University of West Georgia assistant professor Taylor Bryant, University of Tampa adjunct professor of communication Kirk Hazlett and Rubinstein vice president, director of talent acquisition Christina Stokes. For more information on the 3 p.m. webinar, click here.


Washington Women in PR is holding a lunchtime chat on April 9 at noon that will explain how to build a personal brand through virtual interactions. “Personal Branding in a Virtual World” will feature Alexia Baillow, senior manager of corporate communications insights and impact at Capital One, and Blymire Communications founder and CEO Carol Blymire in a discussion that will cover such topics as the role that finding your purpose plays in developing your personal brand; how to merge your personal and professional identity to create one brand; and how to create authentic connections in a virtual world. For more information or to register, click here.