2023 PRSA Western District Conference

Keynote Speakers

Imari Tuakli

The Council Group

Opening Keynote Speaker
Imari Tuakli loves big ideas. As a former filmmaker, he took this passion and brought thought-provoking content to hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe. Now, as a personal development coach, Imari takes innovative perspectives and delivers them in compelling presentations from Ivy league Institutions to Silicon Valley startups. As a keynote speaker, Imari delivers big concepts in practical ways so that audiences everywhere can build confidence, deepen connection, and find purpose.

His opening keynote is on Thursday April 27, 2023 at 9 a.m.

Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA
2023 PRSA Chair

Friday Lunch Keynote Speaker
For three decades, Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA, has applied her strategic communication skills to advance the reputations of government, nonprofit and private sector organizations. Her career includes public relations positions at Junior Achievement, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, the Anchorage School District and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.

In her role as communications director for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Egan directs internal and external communications for the company charged with operating the TransAlaska Pipeline System. Reporting to the president, she is responsible for all aspects of formal company stakeholder, media and government relations, crisis communication and philanthropy. She advises the executive team on strategic communication issues, develops the board-approved communications strategy and oversees a budget of $3 million. She supervises an award-winning staff as well as government relations and consulting contractors and serves as a member of the Crisis Management Team during critical incidents.

Accredited in 2001, Egan has volunteered with PRSA for 20 years and was president of the Alaska Chapter in 2016. She joined the PRSA Board of Directors in 2018 and served two terms as Treasurer. Egan’s committee service includes the executive, finance, human resources and CEO search committees.

Michelle’s keynote will be Friday April 28, 2023 at Noon as part of our Closing Luncheon. 


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