Registration and networking begins at 7:30 a.m. The program begins promptly at 8 a.m.
What if your boss “banished you to the basement” for no good reason, what would you do? You’re two years out from retirement, you’re not sure you want to walk away from 32 years of federal service, but you don’t like moving down the ladder from Public Affairs Director to library clerk either. That was the dilemma facing VA Whistleblower Paula Pedene.
In 2010 Pedene exposed mismanagement at the Phoenix VA because she thought she was doing what was right for veterans and staff. Little did she know such exposure would come back to haunt her two years later, forcing her and her family to face years of trial and tribulation.
Her “banishment” led to an even more unusual discovery, exposure of the national VA wait time scandal. From the basement to the front page of the Washington Post, Pedene stood strong for veterans. Looking back, she says her faith and our PRSA values of respect, courage, honest and integrity helped her take a stand for ethics. Hear why PRSA named her 2015 PRSA Pro of the Year.
DATE: Thursday, March 15, 2018
TIME: Registration/Networking 7:30 a.m. Program 8 – 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Citrus Club, 255 Orange Ave., Suite 1800, Orlando, FL 32801
COST: $25 Members; $40 Non-members; $15 Students
Refunds will not be issued unless cancellation order is received at least 48 hours prior to event.
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