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Welcome to the website for the Tulsa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Participating in our local activities puts you in touch with the region's top public relations professionals. We offer monthly meetings with engaging speakers, affordable professional development seminars, opportunities to connect with other talented professionals and a monthly e-mail newsletter.

PRSA members are employed by local and national businesses, public relations agencies, educational institutions, trade and professional groups, healthcare groups and nonprofit organizations.

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Taking a Stand for Ethics
What would you do if suddenly after 20 years, a new boss accuses of you “misconduct” and immediately removes you from your long standing job?
October 11, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tulsa Country Club
701 North Union Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74127
http://www.tulsacountryclub.com
 
 

What would you do if suddenly after 20 years, a new boss accuses of you “misconduct” and immediately removes you from your long standing job as PR director, reassigning you as a clerk in a basement library? 

For VA Public Affairs Officer Paula Pedene, it meant taking a stand for ethics in what some have called, “A Modern Day Tale of David VS Goliath”. Pedene was a VA Whistleblower in 2010 and she felt that this new move in 2012 was one of whistleblower reprisal. She decided to fight, but it meant she would have to wait, hire a legal team, battle depression and endure several Department of Veterans Affairs investigations against her, which eventually would reveal the managers maneuver was a “witch hunt” known as Whistleblower Reprisal. 

Although she didn’t know it at the time the entire ordeal would lead to current day activities of what we now call the VA Wait Time Scandal. Pedene will join us and share her insider story of moral, ethics and courage, which eventually earned her top honors as the PRSA PR Professional of the Year. 

*Please note the change in the meeting date.*