Professor Stephen Quigley, APR, is an Associate Professor in COM where he has taught public relations and communications courses for 12 years. In 2011 Professor Quigley was presented with the Outstanding Educator Award by the Public Relations Society of America. He is a former member of the National Commission on Public Relations Education, past president of the Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and a past delegate to the National PRSA Assembly. He was the recipient of the 2010 Diane Davis Beacon Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2009 Boston University Outstanding Student Advisor Award, the 2006 Publicity Club of New England Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2004 Lyndon Baines Johnson Student Advisor of the Year Award, and the 2004 COMSA Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. He’s the lucky husband of a beautiful wife and the proud father of three amazing children (including two BU grads!).
Mike DeFilippis (COM ‘13) is majoring in Mass Communication with a minor in French Language. He is extremely honored to be serving as Chapter President this year. Mike has previously served as both Digital Media Coordinator and Events Coordinator. He has also served on the PR Advanced Regional Conference Committee each year. Besides PRSSA, Mike has been involved with the student-run TV station, butv10. He has a wide variety of internship experiences including political campaigns, digital firms, and government offices. This summer, he is both a Client Services Intern at APCO Worldwide and a Program Assistant for Media and Communications in BU’s Dean of Students Office. Aside from PR, Mike loves country music and can’t go a day without a cup of coffee.
Laura Kane (COM’15 and SMG’15) is pursuing a duel-degree in public relations and business management. After actively working for three clients with Unleashed Public Relations, she is excited to have the opportunity to serve as Agency Coordinator this semester. Since joining PRSSA as a freshman, Laura has worked with clients Zaarly, Project Mailbox and Dale Carnegie Training. Outside of PRSSA, Laura enjoys going to concerts, volunteering with the community service center, and being an active member of her sorority. This semester, she is looking forward to learning and working with the wonderful executive board and expanding her involvement in Unleashed Public Relations.
Alex Hyken (COM ‘15) is majoring in Public Relations and is excited to run the PR Advanced conference after having served on the PR Advanced Committee last year. Alex has interned at Jambox Entertainment and Shepard Presentations and is interested in entertainment. She can’t wait for the opportunity to connect with professionals and other PRSSA Chapters, and, of course, the new executive board. Aside from PR, Alex loves music, trying new foods, traveling, as well as being a part of BU Greek Life. She looks forward to helping create a great event for the BU community.
Public Relations Coordinator
Julian Greene (COM ‘14) is a junior in COM majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Religion. She is extremely excited to be joining PRSSA’s Executive Board as Public Relations Coordinator this spring after she returns from studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland this fall. Julian had an incredible time working on building the Chapter’s social media and blogging presence last year and can’t wait to work more with PRSSA’s online content in the spring. Julian has interned at Panera Bread Company, Elite Editing, Schneider Associates, and 360PR. She would love to talk about any of her prior internships over coffee.
Krystle Lischwe (COM’14) is majoring in Public Relations with a minor in American Studies. As an Account Director for the student-run agency Unleashed PR last year, Krystle is thrilled to continue her involvement in PRSSA as Events Coordinator. As an American Eagle Brand Ambassador and Vice President of the College of General Studies, Krystle has had an extensive amount of event planning, including a week long American Eagle scavenger hunt for the BU student body. With her past experiences and passion for interacting with the BU and Boston community, Krystle is prepared and excited to plan future events for PRSSA. Outside of PRSSA, Krystle is the PR chair of her sorority, has interned at State Farm Headquarters in Bloomington, IL, creates monthly marketing strategies for local Mary Kay consultants, and has interned for congressional candidate David Gills. Krystle is excited about her future PR career and plans to participate in the LA internship program next summer. She looks forward to meeting and working with current and future PRSSA members.
Member Services Coordinator
Megan Tucker (COM ‘14) is majoring in Public Relations with a concentration in English. She joined PRSSA as a freshman and became involved in event planning and outreach. This year she is looking forward to expanding the External Relations position and spending the year with a wonderful executive board. In addition to her PRSSA involvement, Megan has interned with Your Industry Insider, Blue Man Group Boston, Cone Communications, and NBC Entertainment Publicity. Her excitement about PR continues to grow and she looks forward to pursuing a career in entertainment PR after graduation. Outside of the PR realm you can find Megan all over campus volunteering in the Community Service Center, working as an Admissions Coordinator, or participating in BU Greek Life.
Lauren Weil (COM ‘13) is studying Public Relations. She has been active in PRSSA for the past three years and is excited to take on her new role as Financial Coordinator. Lauren continues to serve on the PR Advanced Committee and was Professional Outreach Coordinator last year. Outside of PRSSA, Lauren has held internships at Elevate Communications, Marry Crotty PR, and is currently participating in Burson-Marsteller’s Harold Burson Summer Internship program in the agency’s LA office. In her free time Lauren enjoys live music and road trips. She loves to meet new PRSSA members and is always available to answer any questions, so feel free to reach out to her. Lauren is so excited to be a part of PRSSA and cannot wait to see the great things the organization accomplishes this year.