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.

 

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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.

 

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 to work 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 at 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 attending shows and concerts.

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

 

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Financial Coordinator

Kieran Redmond (COM 16) is a junior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in political science. Kieran will serve as the financial coordinator for the 2015 academic year. Kieran has used PRSSA to help him learn more about the variety and scope of the PR sector. He takes a strong interest in non-profit and agency PR and hopes to work in either field after graduation. Kieran has interned for local Congressional campaigns in his home state of New York. Apart from BU’s PRSSA, Kieran is the website administrator for COM’s student-run radio station and has hosted his own show since the fall of 2013. Kieran also is a member of BU’s Running Club and spends his free time playing intramural flag football and ice hockey.

 


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Jessica Blair (COM ’16) is a junior pursuing a major in Public Relations and a minor in Sociology and is so excited on the Executive Board this semester. Since joining PRSSA during her sophomore year, she has been actively involved in the chapter and helped organize last year’s Regional Conference, PR Advanced: #FueltheFuture. She has previously worked as a PR intern for the One For Health Foundation and as marketing focus group assistant for New Directions Consulting, Inc. With these experiences, Jessica has faced different obstacles in the worlds of both Public Relations and Marketing and hopes as Programming Coordinator to expose the numerous opportunities that lie within these career fields. Outside of PRSSA, Jessica is the Public Relations chairwoman for BU’s Sigma Kappa sorority and is a Tour Captain for BU’s Admissions Ambassador program. In her spare time Jessica loves to explore different areas of Boston, grab coffee with her friends, and stay up-to-date on the latest British Monarchy news.

Email her at jlblair@bu.edu; follow her on Twitter @JessLBlair.

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!


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Elain Wang (COM’17) is a sophomore majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Business Administration and Management. This is her second semester in PRSSA and being of a part of PRSSA has taught her so much about PR. She is very excited to be on E-Board this semester. Elain is also helping out with PRAdvanced conference this year. Other than that, she is also working as an office assistant in Dean’s Office of the College of Communication. Apart from PRSSA, Elain is a member of Tri Delta in BU. You’ll most likely find her on Newbury St. hanging out with friends or by the Esplanade jogging!

 

Email her at elainw@bu.edu

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