It's Not Shark Tank, It's Pitch Tank (Redux)!

When: 06/26/2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Byron's South End

It's Not Shark Tank, It's Pitch Tank (Redux)!
Speakers: Panel of journalists
Just like the television show...but different! A panel of reporters and editors will give some quick do's and don'ts about media pitches, then a few brave PRSA members will make their pitches to the panel during lunch. The audience will hear what worked, what didn't and why. This program was a huge hit, and we are bringing it back.

Our panelists represent a range of media:

  • Doug Miller, The Charlotte Observer
  • WBTV's Kristen Miranda
  • Erik Spanberg, Charlotte Business Journal
  • WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn
Interested in getting your pitch to this panel? Contact Kirsten Khire for more details at

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Emily Adams Phase 3 Marketing & Communications Guest Kierra Nesmith
Maggie Akers Moore & Van Allen Guest
Andy Aldridge Bank of America Guest Ferris Morrison
Natalie Alexander Cline Design Associates Member
Moriah Angott North Carolina Zoo Member
Amy M. Avery Freelance Writer Guest Amy Avery
Shawna Berger Duke Energy Member
Louise Bhavnani Charlotte Water Member
Andrea Boakye UNC Charlotte Student
Kedar Bryan Arrowpoint Capital Member
Kim Button American Marketing Association Guest
Lindsey Cable Recent UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Guest
Victoria Canada Luquire George Andrews (LGA) Student
Casey Carr Stumptown Athletic Member
Cliff Cermak Bojangles' Member
John Clemons Clemons Communications Member
Davis Conway Spiracle Media Guest
Laura Craft Phase 3 Marketing & Communications Guest Kierra Nesmith
Maggie Dalton Retail Business Services Member
Melanie Davis Atrium Health Member
Madison Dee Butin Integrated Communications Member
Tenille Dellinger UNC Charlotte Member
Erin DeWaters Retail Business Services 2019 Lunch Package
Chris Duncan UNC Charlotte Continuing Education Member
Asha Ellison Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library Member
Hailey Fletcher Retail Business Services Student
Amy Foschetti InterprosePR Guest Amyi Foschetti
Jennifer Frost Charlotte Water Member
Debbie Fuchs North Carolina Zoo Member
Jennfier Gammage Carolinas Physician Alliance Member
Kristine Goodyear Keeva Communications Member
Emily Gordon Alexander Youth Network Member
Brian Gott IKEA Charlotte 2019 Lunch Package
Dee Grano Kelso Communications Member
Katie Heer Charlotte Water Guest Louise Bhavnani
Ashley Hinson Bank of America Student
Stacia Jackson Alexander Youth Network Member
Suzanne Jeffries Mecklenburg County Government 2019 Lunch Package
Raymond Jones Media Ink Communications Member
Kirsten Khire UNC Charlotte 2019 Lunch Package
Al Killeffer Collins Aerosapce Member
Maureen Krueger Charlotte Toolbank 2019 Lunch Package
Logan Kureczka OrthoCarolina Member
Rena Lewis Integrated Marketing & Communications Strategic Advisor Member
Judy Longshaw Winthrop University Guest
Sarah Maddigan Phase 3 Marketing & Communications Guest Kierra Nesmith
Kelly Marolt Butin Integrated Communications Member
Jan Martin Domtar Corporation Member
Caitlin Mauk UNC Charlotte Member
Kevin McCarthy PR Counsel Member
Jeff McGowan IKEA Charlotte 2019 Lunch Package
Ferris Morrison Bank of America Member
Jasmine Neely NASCAR Member
Amy Nicholson Charlotte Water Guest Louise Bhavnani
Rebecca Novak Tibbitt RNT Communications, LLC Member
Jade Plaschka Butin Integrated Communications Member
Breana Raffel Mower Guest
Renee Rallos WFAE 90.7 FM Member
SUSAN RINK Rink Strategic Communications, LLC Member
Caitlin Ryan Mower Member
Grace Satterfield The Creative Group Guest Ann Lowe
Cynthia Shah-Khan TVPRgirl Consulting Member
Julie Smith ECS Southeast, LLP 2019 Lunch Package
Lisa Smith Tropical Foods Guest
Peter Smolowitz Mower 2019 Lunch Package
Meagan Soffera TIAA 2019 Lunch Package
Samantha Story Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 2019 Lunch Package
Natasha Suber Monarch Member
Jerrika Swartz Atrium Health Member
Philip Tate Luquire George Andrews (LGA) Member
Madeline Toy Digital J2 Member
Rebecca Toy Consultant Member
Zach Turton Cox Media Group - Charlotte Guest
Jason Walle Chain Reaction Studios Member
Katherine Walton Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub Guest
LiZeatra Wilson Johnson C Smith University Guest

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