Our Next Event
May 15, 2013
Internal Communications: Change Management Panel
Strategies Proven to Change Employee Behavior
Join PRSA St. Louis on Wednesday, May 15th to learn about internal communications and change management with panelists Patrick Lunsford, Doug Simms and Barb Meyer. PRSA St. Louis President Stephanie Flynn will moderate the discussion.
Patrick Lunsford - Manager, Standing Partnership
Patrick helps organizations reach their goals by using
strategic communications to connect people—to each other, information,
corporate strategies and the overall brand. This interest takes form
with work in employee engagement, change management,
media relations and digital communications.
A long-term member of the Standing team, Patrick’s internal
communications work led to increased employee productivity, better
corporate decision making, and cross-company innovations around product
and process improvements for multinational clients such as
Covidien Pharmaceuticals, Maritz LLC, and Solutia Inc. He leads
cross-functional communications planning, manages meaningful corporate
content across multiple mediums, provides counsel on executive and
crisis communications, and installs a variety of metrics
to track engagement levels and identify improvement opportunities.
Doug Simms - Vice President/Co-founder, WellWorks
Doug Simms’ organization, WellWorks, is a total comprehensive
corporate wellness program with active support tools that help keep
employees engaged and on-track. Their flexible, individualized programs
for wellness are designed to improve employees’
quality of life while lowering absenteeism, workers compensation and
healthcare costs. Experienced health coaches engage and motivate
participants to get healthier and feel better.
As a co-founder of WellWorks, Doug sets up custom-made wellness
programs for many different small to mid-size companies. In addition,
part of Doug’s job is to help companies internally communicate the
benefits of the WellWorks program. A major component
contributing to why a wellness program will fail or succeed is the
employee engagement. The only way to improve employee engagement is to
adequately communicate the goals and objectives of the program to the
Barb Meyer - Vice President of Strategic Ministry Communications Mercy Health Systems
Barb Meyer has responsibility for communications across Mercy's four state service area and is the senior marketing/communications leader in Mercy's east Missouri region. Barb has helped manage internal communications strategy for major change management and crisis communications events, includingthe rebranding of all of Mercy's facilities.
Barb is also an accredited business communicator (ABC) with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Stephanie Flynn, Vice President of Public Relations Black Twig Communications
PRSA St. Louis's President will moderate the panel discussion!
Stephanie Flynn, vice president of public relations for Black Twig
Communications, brings nearly twelve years of experience in public
relations and communications consulting. Flynn has worked
with multiple clients in business-to-consumer and business-to-business
communications within industries including construction, technology,
manufacturing, economic development, non-profit, education, food,
lifestyle and hospitality.
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Ces & Judy's
To register, click HERE.
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