Monthly Luncheons

The Thoroughbred Chapter PRSA holds monthly luncheons which provide valuable networking opportunities and keep our members up-to-date on the latest public relations tools, trends and topics. We bring in a variety of local, regional and national speakers who are well-versed on the issues that are of the greatest interest to our chapter members, all for the purpose of providing a local source for practical professional development.  We also enjoy collaborating with our peers from other professional organizations through joint luncheons and networking events throughout the year.

Upcoming Luncheons

Join us to learn how the Lexington VA Medical Center worked to rebuilt trust and increase transparency following a national crisis.

Tuesday, May 9
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Indian Wesleyan University
2530 Sir Barton Way
Lexington, KY 40509.

Department of Veterans AffairsTopic
Built to Improve: Access to Transparency in VA
Desti A. Stimes, Public Affairs Officer, Lexington VA Medical Center

About our Speaker
Desti A. Stimes is a seasoned Public Affairs professional with nearly 33 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Stimes came to the Lexington VA Medical Center as the Public Affairs Officer in November 2004. As a member of the executive leadership team and the official spokesperson for the medical center, she advises leadership on a variety of issues including policy, media interests and trends and responds to stakeholder inquiries. Ms. Stimes oversees the Public Affairs Office staff, project development, media relations, internal and external communications, social media, events and medical center activities. She develops engaging marketing campaigns and she is a published, award-winning writer, poet and graphic designer.

Click here to register. The event is $15 for PRSA and PRSSA members and $20 for non-members.