IUPUI Chapter 2017-2018 Executive Officers
Fred Bagg – Adviser
Fred Bagg has 35 years experience in PR, with 30 years at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Fred holds a BS from Butler University, pursued a Masters in PR from Ball State University, and holds an MBA from the University of Indianapolis. He has been accredited by PRSA, and IABC and is a Member of the PRSA College of Fellows. Fred has held numerous posts including service as 2002 President of the Hoosier Chapter of PRSA. He also has taught public relations and marketing coursework at several Indiana colleges and has been a frequent lecturer at local, regional and national PRSA, IABC and SHSMD seminars and conferences.
Lenie Tsakonas – President
Lenie Tsakonas is a senior journalism major with a concentration in public relations. She has outside understandings in the corporate organizational communication and advertising. She currently serves as a Regional Ambassador for PRSSA National. She is passionate about the profession and using her leadership skills to mentor her peers. With a love of public speaking she enjoys speaking to large groups about PR and how it can change the world. Lenie is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, where she has held numerous leadership positions that she has been able to apply her journalism skills to.
Alison Primavera – Vice President
Alison is a Communication major with PR and Event Management certificates. She will be graduating May 2018 – a bitter sweet experience she is looking forward to.
She is still exploring the options of where these fields may take her, but is open to try whatever comes her way. During the summer, she spends her time interning at Waterstone LLC in downtown Chicago and also worked for IAQG in Indianapolis this past spring semester. One day, Alison hopes to be living in a big city with a job that has an enjoyable and hard-working environment. “Leaving IUPUI will, undoubtedly, be upsetting, but I am forever grateful for everyone who has helped me have a successful college career and offered guidance for the future during my time here.”
Alison is a big believer in homemade food, the oxford comma, dad jokes, live music, and good karma!
Emma Udchitz – Director of Communications
Emma is studying tourism conventions and event management with a certificate from the Kelley School of Business. She has interests in event management, public relations and advertising. She dedicates time volunteering and to her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Emma works best in a positive, innovative environment alongside people who strive for excellence.
Marissa Smith – Director of Special Events & Fundraising
Marissa is a journalism major with a concentration in public relations. She is also pursuing a minor in advertising and a certificate in event management. She is experienced in content strategy with a demonstrated history of working in communications industries.
Savannah Kerstiens – Secretary
Savannah is a communication and media studies major. She is pursuing a minor in public relations. With a passion for these fields and politics Savannah was lead to an amazing internship at the Indiana State Senate as a press secretary intern.
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