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When I Was A New Pro

Everyone was once a new professional - whether it's as a new grad or an individual making a career switch, everyone experiences a time where they find themselves taking a new or different step in their professional development. Two local communicators will reflect on the early years of their careers at "When I Was a New Pro" on Thursday, August 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Harold's in The Heights. Join us for networking, plus hear from Robin Cavanaugh, owner of Cavanaugh & Co., and Chad Shanks, Director of Marketing for StatMuse, as they share stories, experiences and lessons learned in their early career and how those shaped them into the professionals they are today. Continue to check this page for further details.

This event is free for members, nonmembers, and students. Kindly RSVP by emailing prsahoustonnewprofessionals@gmail.com. Contact PRSA Houston New Professionals Chairs, Julia McGowen (julia.mcgowen@gmail.com) or Ellie Colon (elisandra.colon@gmail.com) for more information or questions. 

Speaker: Robin Cavanaugh
Speaker Robin Cavanaugh
Robin Cavanaugh is a marketing and special events veteran with more than 30 years of experience. A graduate of University of Houston, Cavanaugh spent 10 years in advertising and public relations in the beer and soft drink industry prior to first striking out on her own in 1990. She developed, ...

Robin Cavanaugh is a marketing and special events veteran with more than 30 years of experience. A graduate of University of Houston, Cavanaugh spent 10 years in advertising and public relations in the beer and soft drink industry prior to first striking out on her own in 1990. She developed, produced and/or sold sponsorships to some of Houston’s largest special events such as the Wings Over Houston Air Show, Uptown Houston Lighting Ceremony and the July 4th Freedom Festival, and managed regional public relations for Toyota and Lexus U.S.A. and Academy Sports & Outdoors. Cavanaugh later joined Academy Sports & Outdoors as marketing director where sales grew from $380 million to $500 million during her tenure with the sporting goods giant.


Cavanaugh spent nearly four years as Houston Zoo director of marketing where she launched the then newly privatized non-profit’s branding campaign in 2003 and worked on the strategy and production of the award-winning branding effort that debuted just after her departure in 2006. Cavanaugh was responsible for the development and launch of the Houston Public Library’s new branding and award-winning communications campaign, and produced a successful grand reopening of the Central Library that garnered 20,000 visitors opening weekend.


Cavanaugh returned to consulting in 2008. During her career she has successfully produced and publicized corporate and non profit events, civic and charitable dinners, seminars, major festivals, ground breakings, press events, grand openings, trade show booths, automotive ride-and-drives, and various client hospitality events, and sales meetings.


Cavanaugh & Company has an expertise in full-service special event production and sponsorship sales and marketing; strategic collaborations; and media relations. She now focuses on assisting non profits and events that benefit non profit entities.

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Organizer Julia McGowen and Ellie Colon, PRSA Houston New Professionals Committee Chairs

 

When?

Thu, Aug. 27, 2015
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

Where?

Harold's in the Heights
350 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
United States