Renata has an MBA from the University of New York in Prague, a master's in biology and chemistry, and a long history working in the pharmaceutical industry. She recently moved to the Greater Detroit area after her husband's job transfer in the auto industry. She is eager to apply her skills to digital marketing and looks forward to participating in volunteer organizations like AWC Detroit!
Emily Shirden relocated from Chicago to Detroit in 2014 to help build the Detroit office of Finn Partners, which now employs nearly 20 full-time communications professionals. With over 15 years in the PR biz and particular experience with national health organizations, she was recently acknowledged as a "PR Guru" by pharmaceutical marketing journal PM360.
Stephanie Steinberg is the managing editor of monthly lifestyle magazine Neighborhood SEEN. She was also a features reporter for the Detroit News and a health and finance editor at U.S. News and World Report. Her favorite interview was with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis while riding a duck boat tour in Boston.
Julie Fracker is the communications director for the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. When Julie worked in media relations for Kmart, she took calls from national media after the company stopped selling handgun ammunition – a decision influenced by Michael Moore after he showed up in the company's headquarters to film a scene for his documentary Bowling for Columbine.
Jessica McCall is a vice president of marketing and external affairs for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. She has also used her talents to serve in city, state and presidential administrations and campaigns. She recently returned to Detroit where she will continue her life's work - improving the lives of others.
Junkai Wang is a senior business communications specialist for Cardinal Health, responsible for audio, visual and digital communications. Born in China and educated in France, she has two master’s degrees and enjoys answering questions about Chinese culture.
Pam Houghton works in marketing and public affairs for Lawrence Technological University, administrating print and digital advertising. She is a freelance feature and essay writer too, with work that has appeared in Metro Parent Magazine, Michigan Prime, Hour Media’s Health Guide, Crain’s custom content and others.digital advertising.
Name: Michelle Gilbert Title: Vice President, Public Relations, Comcast Cable Heartland Region Company/Employer: Comcast Career: I spent 9 years with a local PR agency (Marx Layne & Co.) learning the business from the ground up before being hired away by my client, Verizon Wireless. At Verizon, I developed and managed all media relations, social media,