Executive Board

Faculty Adviser                                

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!).

You can email him at squigley@bu.edu; follow him on Twitter @stevequigley.

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President

Amaury Dujardin (COM 15) is majoring in Public Relations with a concentration in Political Science. Serving as Firm Director for Unleashed PR last year, Amaury is excited for the new challenges the Presidency brings. Gaining PR experience from his last internship for the New Jersey Devils, Amaury is eager to use his knowledge to further help improve BUPRSSA. On the side, Amaury loves watching baseball and hockey, while also dreaming of skiing with his brothers. He hopes to use his PR experience gained at BU in the sports industry after he graduates. He is looking forward to getting to know and working with other PR students this year.

Email him at amd15@bu.edu; follow him on Twitter @adujardin92.

AlexHyken

Vice President

Alex Hyken (COM ‘15) is a senior majoring in Communications with a focus on Public Relations. She has previously served on the Executive Board as Conference Coordinator and Programming coordinator, and is looking forward to bringing a new level of interest and excitement to PRSSA. She cites PRSSA as having taught her more about public relations and the industry as an underclassman that she could have imagined. It also taught her to have confidence in herself as a person in the professional world. Alex is interested in the music industry, and ideally sees herself working at a record label after graduation. She has held internships at the JAMBOX Entertainment, Shepard Presentations, Cone Communications, LD Communications, and Epic Records. Alex loves traveling and exploring; she spent seven weeks on a help exchange in Italy last summer. On campus, she is a member of AEPhi, and loves coffee and yoga.

Email her at alexhyken@gmail.com; follow her on Twitter @LykenHyken; visit her personal website www.alexhyken.com.

Public Relations Coordinator

Amy O’Connell (COM ’17) is majoring in Public Relations with a concentration in Art History. She is so excited to take on the role of PR Coordinator with BUPRSSA and working with everyone involved in the digital media team. Aside from PRSSA, Amy is part of the all girls a cappella group, Terpsichore, sings with the symphonic choir, is a member or the marketing team of the BU Quad, and is a COM ambassador. Music is a huge part of Amy’s life, and she’s interested in pursuing PR in the music industry. Amy is really looking forward to the year ahead and can’t wait to get started working with everyone in BUPRSSA! In her spare moments, Amy loves grabbing coffee with friends, exploring the city, and seeing shows and concerts.

You can email her anytime at aco536@bu.edu or tweet at her @amycoconnell

Financial Coordinator
Sarah Ryan will serve as the financial coordinator for the 2014-2015 school year. Sarah is majoring in the school of communication with a concentration in Public Relations and has also completed a Business Administration minor. She became involved in PRSSA her freshman year as a blog writer and was later promoted to a blog editor. She is particularly interested in the consumer and corporate sectors of Public Relations as well as corporate social responsibility. She spent last spring studying in London through Boston University’s London Internship Program and is excited to rejoin the PRSSA community at BU this fall. Sarah also enjoys running, coffee ice cream and exploring Boston’s neighborhoods.

Feel free to send Sarah an email at sjryan@bu.edu or follow her on twitter @_sarahryan!

DavidImaniProgramming Coordinator

David Imani (COM ’15) is a Public Relations major and is serving on the Executive board for his second time. He is excited to for another year of interesting conversations between BU and Boston’s PR community and to meet all the new members this fall! David says that PRSSA has given him a clear understanding of PR and the world associated with it. He is interested in CSR and Entertainment PR. After graduation, David sees himself working at an agency in New York City or Madrid. He has worked as an intern for Carol Cone at Edelman and as a Media Relations intern at BLAZE PR, among others. He is also involved on campus as an RA and a member of the gospel choir. His hobbies include dancing, singing loudly to himself, water-skiing and dreaming of being a TV star.

Email him at dsimani@bu.edu; follow him on Twitter @David_Imani.

Conference Coordinator

Barbara is a junior pursuing a major in Public Relations and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She joined PRSSA in her sophomore year and was a member of the Social Media Committee for BU PRSSA’s Regional Conference, PR Advanced. As Conference Coordinator this year she hopes to build upon past year’s conferences to create a truly enjoyable and beneficial experience for both PR students and professionals alike. She believes that her Marketing and Events Internship at The Village Voice will serve her well in creating the best conference BUPRSSA has hosted thus far! Apart from PRSSA, Barbara is also an Admissions Ambassador, member of the Admission’s Student Diversity Board PR Committee, and box office representative at the Huntington Theatre Company. In her free time Barbara enjoys seeing musicals, going to concerts, and COM Lawn chillin’ (during the warmer months).

Please send all fan mail to balfonso@bu.edu or @barbalfonso!

Member Services Coordinator

Martine is a junior focusing in Non-profit PR and pursuing a minor in Business Administration. She previously served as the Community Service Chair and loved every moment of it. She is even more excited for her position as Member Services because she has a passion for bringing people together and getting them excited for what’s in store. PRSSA helped make Martine realize that PR is really something she wants to do and that there are so many ways to pursue it. It even helped her land her first official internship in Crisis and Issues Management at Cone Communications! Martine sees herself working towards non-profit clients in the future, especially in the crisis department. In addition to PRSSA, Martine volunteers with the Community Service Center, gives tours as an Admissions Ambassador, and works at the Huntington Theatre Company and Agganis Arena (free shows, yay!)  When she’s not fulfilling her duties, she loves making music, hiking, and concert-going (which is where all her money goes.)

Email her at mjsubey@bu.edu; follow her on twitter @mjsubey

Agency Director

Caroline Codd is a junior studying Public Relations in the College of Communication. After joining PRSSA last year, she has become heavily involved in the chapter as she helped plan last year’s PRAdvanced conference while serving as an Account Executive and Director through our student-run agency, UnleashedPR. She currently resides as the Firm Director for UnleashedPR as the agency grows from within to become a strong part of this PRSSA chapter. Around campus she can be found working at Admissions or singing show tunes with BU On Broadway. She spends what free time she has stalking dogs on Comm Ave. And of course, she’s crazy excited to be serving on e-board for this year of BU PRSSA!

Contact her at unleashedpr@buprssa.com or follow her @caroline_mary6