PR Talk is deepening our partnership with PRSA Oregon to bring their event content to more members and the public at large. Of course, attending these valuable events live is your best option. But if you can’t make it, you can now hear what you missed.

This PR Talk Podcast was recorded live at PRSA Oregon’s:

IComms: The Best Career You’ve Never Heard Of

Communication and HR professionals and students joined PRSA Oregon to hear from a panel of experts on Internal Communications.


Communication and human resources pros from OHSU, Port of Portland, Pac/West Communications and Meyer Memorial Trust participated in an informational panel and Q&A session focused on the rapidly growing fields of internal communications and employee engagement. Attendees (and now listeners) learned how internal communications shapes brands inside and outside, and improves recruitment and employee performance, engagement and satisfaction.

The event was hosted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Oregon Chapter and the PSU Department of Communication.


Lise Harwin, APR

Lise Harwin, APR

Internal Communications Manager, Port of Portland

Kelly Bantle

Kelly Bantle

Vice President, Pac/West Communications

Kimberly A.C. Wilson

Kimberly A.C. Wilson

Director of Communications, Meyer Memorial Trust

Patrick Holmes

Patrick Holmes

Associate Director, Strategic Communications, OHSU


Pete Donahue
Internal Communications Manager, Johnson Controls


Brittany Goltry
Interim Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, Campus Rec & Student Union Services, Portland State University

Questions discussed during the event include:

In a single sentence define what internal communications means to you?

As practitioners that have worked in both internal & external, what are key differences in each and how do they align?

Explain the internal communications function at your organization and talk about the relationship between your company culture, employee engagement and overall company brand.

What do you do all day?

Define strategy & tactics.

What skill set and personal qualities are you looking for in hiring internal communicators?

How do you break into internal communications?

What are the myths of internal communications?

This episode of PR Talk is brought to you by PRSA Oregon

Throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, PRSA provides members with networking, mentorship, skill building and professional development opportunities – whether you are a new professional fresh out of college or a skilled expert with 20 years in the industry. Check out for more information on how membership can help you grow and connect.

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