Meeting/Event Information

Media Roundtable PRSA Tampa Bay 2018

June 12, 2018
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Centre Club
123 South Westshore Boulevard, 8th floor
Tampa, FL 33609

Join us for this high-impact opportunity to engage directly with local media and gain insight on how to win coverage amid our rapidly changing media landscape.

Registration, networking and breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Media Roundtable Panel & "Meet the Media" Program: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The program kicks off with a lively panel discussion, followed by a “speed networking” session during which the individual media representatives spend about 10 minutes visiting each guest table. This allows time for you to get valuable details from each media professional, including the best contact points and times -- as well as what works and what doesn't. You also have the opportunity to introduce yourself, ask specific questions and get honest feedback.

This is one of our most-anticipated events of the year, delivering high value with the opportunity to network with diverse media and dozens of PR colleagues. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot now!

Meet our media panelists:

  • Caitlin JohnstonTampa Bay Times Reporter
  • Filippo Ferretti -- Univision Tampa Bay/Orlando Reporter
  • Joe Hamilton -- St. Pete Catalyst, Publisher
  • Margie ManningTampa Bay Business Journal Finance Editor
  • Mark Gordon -- Business Observer Managing Editor
  • Paul Abercrombie – Freelance journalist for national publications including the Washington Post, Hemispheres and National Geographic Traveler
  • Rafael HenriquezEntravision/Univision Orlando/Tampa Bay Interim News Director 
  • Tamara Lush –  Associated Press Florida Correspondent
  • Tyler Graddy -- Identity Tampa Bay, Staff Writer
  • Vicky BenchimolWFTS ABC Action News Planning Editor
  • Panel Moderator -- Missy Hurley, B2 Communications 

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Organizations turn to B2 Communications to identify and amplify their stories. B2’s communications strategists are skilled in uniting community support, activating organizational stories and connecting clients to key audiences. B2 creates and executes public relations programs through media relations, community/industry relations, direct outreach, content development, and message coaching. 

Clients choose B2 to manage their communications campaigns because B2 has hands-on involvement by the agency owners, relationships with local, state and national media, and deep experience in crisis communications. Located in downtown St. Petersburg, the firm was co-founded by Missy Hurley, APR and Kyle Parks. For more information, please visit

Breakfast Menu:
Morning Glory, Banana & Zucchini Breads; Steel-cut Oatmeal Station; Heart Healthy Egg White Veggie Wrap; Individual Mini Quiche; Fresh Fruit.
Coffee, Tea and Fresh Squeezed Florida Orange Juice 
If you have special dietary restrictions, please be sure to indicate your needs in the comments section when you register. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by noon on Friday, June 8, will be accepted without penalty. Regarding cancellations made after that date, registrations paid in advance will not be refunded.



$60.00 Member
$50.00 Earlybird rate before June 6

$75.00 Non-Member
$65.00 Earlybird rate before June 6

$60.00 PRSSA Students Only
$50.00 Earlybird rate before June 6