Presidents’ Day Thoughts from our PRSA Hoosier President

In the past couple of years holidays have take on a new meaning for me. As a mom to two young children, I have the opportunity to see holidays through the eyes of a child. The magic of the Christmas season, the excitement of sharing valentines, patriotism at the 4th of July parade -each month brings excitement, an understanding of traditions and usually for some reason, some form of candy.

My children have recently been discussing Presidents’ Day and learning fun facts about the past presidents of the United States. It’s always amusing to me that at this age everything gets boiled down to one talking point: George Washington could not tell a lie; Abe Lincoln freed the slaves; William Howard Taft had a bathtub custom made for him; Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair (this was news to me).

This got me thinking about my term as President of the PRSA Hoosier Chapter. What will be my one talking point? What will people remember about my time at the helm? Although the idea of serving craft beer at the luncheons fell flat, I know with the help of our faithful volunteers we have plans for a productive and educational year, offering our members professional development opportunities that are timely, relevant and adapt to the evolving roles we each play as public relations practitioners daily.  

I am grateful to serve as your president in 2018. I follow in the footsteps of many local public relations professionals and industry leaders who have also served in this capacity. As a way of honoring our past-presidents’ service, the Hoosier Chapter is donating to the chapter’s scholarship fund. For many years, the Chapter has awarded two scholarships to deserving PRSSA students who use the funds to further their public relations education. We believe the donation the Chapter makes in their name is a way to represent their long-lasting commitment to advancing the profession and the professional. If you can, in honor of Presidents’ Day, take a moment to say thank you our past-presidents.

Megan Bulla, APR

Hoosier PRSA President

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Megan Bulla, APR, Bulla has 13 years of experience in strategic communications, media relations, and event-based communications. She is the owner of Bulla Communications, LLC serving several clients in the non-profit and retail sectors. In addition, she is the owner of the Indy Brew Bus – Indianapolis’ original brewery tour and Flight Borders – a retail business focused on state-shaped craft beer flight boards. Bulla earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from IUPUI, is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America and currently serves as the PRSA Hoosier Chapter president. She also served as the founding President for the PRSSA IUPUI Chapter.