2022 Board of Directors

Welcome, we are excited to lead you this year!

Ashley Schlosser

President: Ashley Schlosser, Live Out Loud, Inc.
Ashley Schlosser is Founder and CEO of Live Out Loud, Inc. From crisis relations to event planning to branding, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the public relations field here in Austin, Texas. She helps brands come to life both visually and strategically through PR efforts--a unique combination that brings together graphic design with communications.

She started Live Out Loud, Inc. in 2014 and has built a loyal clientele in diverse industries including in biotechnology, consumer, nonprofit, real estate and healthcare. Ashley has 15 years of experience in graphic design and eight years of experience in media relations, writing, brand building, community engagement, media monitoring/social analytics, and event management. She previously worked at two global PR firms Burson Marsteller and Porter Novelli, where she served large-scale clientele in multiple industries. Prior to agency life, Ashley worked in promotions for Austin radio stations 94.7 FM, 95.5 FM and 89.3 KLBJ AM at Entercom Radio.

Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric & Writing from the University of Texas at Austin. Proud to lead the PRSA Austin Chapter, this is her ninth year on the board. Contact Ashley Schlosser at [email protected]!

Morgan Lawrence Director-at-Large, President Elect and Membership Chair: Morgan Lawrence, APR, THE rAVe Agency

Morgan is the director of communications for THE rAVe Agency, a creative agency that exclusively focuses on the AV industry. Morgan is responsible for overseeing rAVe [STORYTELLING], a strategic talent incorporating media relations, content development, internal and external communications, and crisis management. 

Morgan has over six years of in-house and agency experience in a variety of markets, including motorsports, religious organizations, and technology. Her experience encompasses strategic communications, brand management, crisis communications, event planning and social media management.

Morgan earned her bachelors’ degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies from Arizona State University. She earned her APR in 2018. Prior to serving on the PRSA Austin chapter board, Morgan was a board member for PRSA Orlando. 

 Kris Johnston Director-at-Large, Marketing Chair: Kris Johnston, Vista

Kris Johnston is a Senior Marketing Communications Manager at Vista Equity Partners where she is responsible for corporate brand, digital and social media programs for the leading global investment firm.

With 12 years of experience executing and managing integrated marketing and corporate communications across B2B and B2C programs, Kris enjoys turning half-baked, early-stage concepts into reality and results. Organized (as in Marie Kondo organized) and creative, she finds joy in rolling up her sleeves to meet challenging work head-on and to creatively solve problems. As a result, she has been exposed to a wide variety of different programs and projects throughout her career, which has allowed her to learn new concepts quickly and deliver outcomes for the collective benefit of her teams. 

Prior to joining Vista, Kris worked at INK Communications Co. as an Account Supervisor where she led multi-channel campaigns across PR, design, content, research and social. Prior to that, she worked at Boston-based Lois Paul and Partners after starting her career at global communications agency, Burson-Marsteller.

Outside of work, Kris can be found running, practicing yoga, or spending time with her husband and two young children.

Kris holds a B.S. in Public Relations and a concentration in Business from The University of Texas at Austin.

 Stephanie Limb Director-at-Large, Programs Chair: Stephanie Limb, Groundswell Health

Stephanie Limb is the Co-founder and Senior Partner at Groundswell Health, an Austin-based health care strategic marketing and communications firm.
Prior to founding Groundswell Health, she served as the vice president of advocacy communications at the Texas Hospital Association, overseeing public policy and issues-based messaging on behalf of the 450-member association. Stephanie began her career in Washington, DC, working for the Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center, a research and advocacy group focused on improving public health care policy for children and adolescents, and as a consultant for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions where she focused on Medicaid and CHIP policy. After moving to Austin, Stephanie was a consultant for Seeds for Change Consulting, working with nonprofit organizations on communications and strategic planning. Stephanie leverages a skill set in policy and communications to bring clarity, meaning and ultimately, the ability to influence and act, to health care’s most complex and difficult issues. Stephanie has a Master’s degree in philosophy and public policy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University.


 Jason Grosse Director-at-Large, Public Relations Chair: Jason Grosse, Meta

For more than 12 years Jason has served in various communications roles in the technology industry including SAP, Juniper Networks and his current role at Meta, where he leads Platform communications as a member of the Policy Communications team.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-grosse-8ab75816/

Twitter: @jason_grosse

Angela Navarro Diversity & Inclusion Chair: Angela Navarro, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors

For the past 9 years, Angela has worked in the Marketing, Public Relations and Graphics industry. Angela is first generation American, both of her parents are from the Dominican Republic and she identifies as Afro-Latina. Angela was born and raised in New Jersey but moved to Florida in her late teens to attend Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), where she obtained her Bachelors in Communications with a minor in Marketing and has now been in Austin for three years where she is the Communications & Marketing Coordinator for the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors. She has served on the board of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in both Florida and Texas chapters. She also serves as the President of the Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPAA) and is a recent graduate of The New Philanthropist Board Mentors of Color program and Hispanic Austin Leadership Program.

Caitlin New APR Chair: Caitlin New, APR, INK Communications Co.

Caitlin New is on a mission to inspire creative solutions for clients that want to move beyond the routine and welcome bold, new paths in their marketing and communications programs. Through her skill for building strong client relationships and passion for measurement and strategy, Caitlin creates communications programs that are built on meaningful data and trust. Caitlin has deep experience in technology communications and has promoted innovation in the payments, retail, cybersecurity, insurance, and real estate industries. Caitlin’s ability to motivate self and teams led to her earning an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America, as well as her team securing a PR Daily Digital PR and Social Media Award.

 Larry Springer, APR

Central Texas Student Liaison & Assembly Delegate: Larry Springer, APR 

For more than 35 years, Larry has served in various public relations leadership roles within the energy and chemical industries, including Enbridge, Conoco, DuPont and the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association. Currently, he provides clients with support for stakeholder outreach, news media relations, crisis communications, strategic public relations planning and related public affairs activities.

He has served as chairman of the Public Awareness Group for the American Petroleum Institute (API), communications lead for the Emergency Response Team of API and the Association of Oil Pipelines and as chair of the Environmental Justice Committee of the American Chemistry Council. Previously, he worked for almost 10 years as a member of the news media in Austin, Texas, and has advised student newsrooms at Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

A longtime accredited member of the Public Relations Society of American (PRSA), Larry is a past president of the Austin Chapter of PRSA, a founding member of the Montana PRSA chapter and a former PRSA national assembly delegate for the Austin, Montana and Houston PRSA chapters. Larry also is a past president of the Texas Public Relations Association (TPRA) and a past chairman of the Public Relations Foundation of Texas.

 

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Natalie Tindall

Austin Student Liaisons

Madi Holcomb, Horizon Media
Madi is a Senior Planner at Horizon Media, a digital agency based in New York City, where she manages media buying for consumer-focused brands. Madi’s prior experience entails healthcare communications for pharmaceutical and biotechnology brands, where she aided in communications around FDA product approvals and COVID-related crises. 

Madi has over five years, including internship and full-time roles, of in-house and agency experience in various markets and clients. Her experience touches social media management, content creation, crisis communications and digital marketing. 

Madi graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) in May of 2020, where she obtained her Bachelor in Public Relations and Fashion Merchandising. While attending UGA, she was an active member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She also served as a member of Student Merchandising Association (SMA), Public Relations Council, Promotions Committee and was a student delegate at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 

Natalie Tindall, Ph.D., APR, University of Texas
Natalie T. J. Tindall, Ph.D., APR is the Director of the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Texas. Her research focuses on diversity in organizations, specifically the public relations function, participatory culture, the situational theory of publics, and intersectionality in strategic communication practices.

She has authored book chapters and online publications along with peer-reviewed journal articles published in Journal of Public Relations ResearchPublic Relations ReviewPublic Relations JournalHoward Journal of Communications, PRism, and the International Journal of Strategic Communication. She is the co-editor of three books in public relations: two on the intersection of participatory culture, fandom, and public relations and one on LGBTQ issues in strategic communication. She serves as the co-director for the Institute of Public Relations' Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and has served as the Head of the Public Relations Division for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the Public Relations Society of America.