Today we are featuring Kellsey Turner, Assistant Account Executive for Vault Communications. Kellsey was last year’s 2015 Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award winner along with Rachel Christie. At this years Annual Meeting Celebration, Alissa Steele will receive the 2016 Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award and Darrah Foster will receive the 2016 Fast-Track Award. Register for the Annual Meeting Celebration here.
PPRA: Amanda, tell us a bit about your background and your current job.
KT: As a transplant from a small farming town near Reading, I’ve enjoyed exploring my new home in the City of Brotherly Love. I’m a 2015 graduate of La Salle University where I earned my bachelor’s in Communication with a concentration in PR and minors in Environmental Science and Leadership & Global Understanding. Today I enjoy staying involved by volunteering for PPRA’s College Relations committee.
PPRA: Who are your clients and what projects are you working on right now?
KT: I work with a variety of corporate and nonprofit clients on media relations, speech writing and social media. We recently wrapped up pitching the First Day of Spring free Italian Ice giveaway for Rita’s Italian Ice, which was such a fun project to be a part of.
PPRA: What is your favorite part about your job?
KT: The diversity and the challenges that come with every day. I’m always learning something new.
PPRA: What was your latest and greatest accomplishment at your job?
KT: I recently drafted college commencement remarks for the CEO of one of my clients. It was a challenging assignment, but I enjoyed the opportunity to showcase my writing.
PPRA: What one piece of advice would you give to your fellow PR pros?
KT: I actually wrote a blog for PPRA on this! The content is directed at recent entrants to the field of PR, but the advice is transferable across all experience levels. Check it out: http://bit.ly/1SwLQo5
PPRA: What book or movie could you read or watch again and again?
KT: I have a soft spot for “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”
PPRA: What’s your favorite spot in Philly?
KT: I love the Art Museum steps at night. It’s the perfect vantage point to look out over the city.
PPRA: How do you take your cheesesteak?
KT: Whiz wit.