YPN Workshop: New Year, New Career: Navigating Career Transition


workshop details

Join PRSA Chicago's Young Professional Network for their first event of 2020! We will discuss career transition including finding a job, switching agencies, going from an agency to in-house (or vice versa) and best pratices for starting or ending a role.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 26; 6-8 p.m.
Where: Golin Chicago; 875 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 26 (John Hancock Center)


Natalie Mayen
Manager, Catalyst, Golin
Natalie is a Manager, Catalyst at Golin supporting the McDonald’s team. Throughout her career, she has supported brands in the tourism and food & beverage industry, including Fiber One, Totino’s, Yoplait, Hotels.com, Puerto Rico Tourism Company and more. From landing coverage in outlets such as Food & Wine and People to driving consumer engagement for her brands, she has provided strategic and hands-on support for programs executing product launches, media relations, influencer partnerships and event activations.

Tiffany Briggs Low
Manager, Executive and Strategic Communications, Global Communications, McDonald's Corporation
Tiffany Briggs Low is a Manager of Executive and Strategic Communications on the Global Communications team at McDonald’s Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for providing strategic communications support to C-Suite leaders and positioning them as thought leaders, industry influencers and progressive innovators internally and externally.

Before joining McDonald’s Corporation in 2017, Briggs Low spent six years developing strategic traditional public relations and digital programming for a variety of clients including: ConAgra Foods, Whirlpool Corporation, Kraft Foods, RAGU, Bertolli and  The House of Angostura at Ketchum and Hill + Knowlton Strategies.

Her PR agency and in-house experience has allowed her to gain specialties in media relations, event planning, client relations, media and speech training, social media, celebrity and influencer partnership management and strategic campaign development.

Briggs Low holds her B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University in Washington, DC. She enjoys volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, traveling around the world with her husband and spending time with her 6-pound Maltese.

Hallie Wyckoff

Senior Strategist, Social Media


Hallie leads social media and influencer strategy at Trunk Club, a Nordstrom Company. Throughout her career, she has focused on growing engaged digital audiences through organic and paid strategies. Before joining Trunk Club, Hallie worked on the agency side managing content creation, crisis communications, and digital strategy for brands such as Deloitte, Ford, Invictus Games 2016, and other consumer brands.



Kelsey Schroeder
Senior Account Executive, KemperLesnik; YPN Committee Co-Chair
Kelsey is a Senior Account Executive specializing in Esport, travel and leisure communications at KemperLesnik. Eager to find a new, more creative approach to a problem, she is an experienced media and influencer relations expert, securing placements for clients with outlets like NBC Sports, CBS Chicago and Cosmopolitan, among many others. A graduate of DePaul University’s Public Relations program, Kelsey is eager to help other professionals grow and serves as the professional advisor for Columbia College Chicago’s PRSSA chapter and on the PRSA Chicago Board as the Young Professionals Network Co-Chair. Outside the office, she can be found around Chicago discovering a new bookstore, mixing up a cocktail, playing board games with friends or defeating her brother in Mario Kart.


6-6:30 p.m. Check In and Networking
6:30-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:30-8 p.m. Open Networking

Questions? Please send an email to Kelsey Schroeder and Trevor Rayhons, 2020 YPN Co-chairs at [email protected].

Program Details


$0.00 Chicago Chapter Member

$15.00 Non-member

$5.00 Student (School name required upon registering)

All ticket sales are final. Substitutions may be made at any time.

February 26, 2020
6:00 PM CST - 8:00 PM CST

Golin Chicago
875 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 26
Chicago, IL 60611