HPRA Texas aims to provide professional development initiatives, deepen industry partnerships, explore research opportunities and connect like-minded leaders working to create impact within the communications industry.
“By 2022, Texas is estimated to become a Latinx majority state,” said Audrey Ponzio, HPRA Texas President. “From El Paso to Dallas and everywhere in between the HPRA Texas chapter looks forward to serving the growing number of PR professionals across Texas. We are seeking like-missioned members who are rooted in community, collaboration and a deep desire to move the communications industry along with all the industries we provide council to forward.”
As an extension of HPRA, the Texas chapter will connect communications practitioners across the region by sharing best practices, identifying new insights within the PR industry and elevating Texas PR as a whole.
“We are excited to expand our Hispanic Public Relations Association and reach with the Texas chapter,” said Andy Checo, HPRA National President. “Our focus is to provide the same access to collaboration, professional development while spotlighting our industry leaders and voices in the region.”
Public Relations professionals from agencies and corporations, including Fleishman Hillard, Emerson, Conill, Big Oak Tree Media, Emerson, APC Collective, and others are inaugural members of the new Texas Chapter.
The HPRA Texas Chapter also announces its 2020 Executive Board of Directors, including:
- Secretary: Brianna Hernandez, APC Collective
- Treasurer: Jennifer Meza, APC Collective
- Vice President: Juan Alanis, Big Oak Tree Media
- President: Audrey Ponzio, APC Collective