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Networking & Book Signing Event

Dec 19, 2017
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Celebrate with us Thursday, January 11, 2018

Join us for an evening of industry networking as we celebrate the launch of Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators, a newly released book by Matt Ragas and Ron Culp.

Mastering Business provides strategic communications and PR professionals with a rare view of the leadership roles played by top communicators inside some of the most well-known brands and organizations. In a collection of more than 20 essays from current and former Chief Communications Officers, the authors show us the business areas that communicators help convene, integrate and translate across their enterprises and to external stakeholders.

Kick off the new year with cocktails and conversations with local industry leaders, and as a bonus, Matt and Ron will be signing copies of this must-read book.

Kindly RSVP to Jess Kacmar at or 312-841-6618 by January 8, 2018.

Event Details


Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:30PM-7:30PM CT

Hosted at:

Gagen MacDonald

35 E. Wacker Drive

Suite 700

Chicago, IL 60601

Featured guests:

Matthew W. Ragas

Matthew W. Ragas (Ph.D., University of Florida) is an associate professor and academic director of the graduate program for public relations and advertising in the College of Communication at DePaul University.

Ron Culp

Ron Culp is a veteran corporate and agency public relations executive who now consults and serves as professional director of the graduate program in public relations and advertising at DePaul University.

Contributors to the book with Chicago ties include:

Mark Bain (upper 90 consulting), Kathryn Beiser (Kaiser Permanente), Paul Gerrard (BCBSA), Chuck Greener (Walgreens Boots Alliance), Jon Harris (Conagra Brands), Clarkson Hine (Beam Suntory), Pete Marino (MillerCoors), Stacy Sharpe (Allstate), Andy Solomon (MacArthur Foundation), Anne Toulouse (Boeing), Nick Tzitzon (SAP), and Jeff Winton (Astellas).


This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP to Jess Kacmar at or 312-841-6618 by January 8, 2018.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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