Shilpa Bakre (UT Austin): Mentor

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Areas of expertise: Public Relations, Crisis Communications, Issues Management, Communications Strategy

Skilled in all facets of nonprofit marketing communications and prides herself on continually working to further develop both her intelligence quotient (IQ), and emotional intelligence (EQ). Her career in marketing communications spans two decades. This tenure has afforded her exceptional opportunities: cultivating marketing and public relations endeavors for a prominent downtown contemporary arts museum; managing elaborate communications efforts for four consecutive Olympic Games (the culmination of these efforts was winning an Emmy for my role as an associate producer/writer for NBC); working as the Director of Media & Public Relations for a top-five U.S. Olympic sport at the young age of 23; orchestrating a celebrity product endorsement for international soccer player Pele; developing a complex public relations and marketing platform for a large downtown development project; and negotiating and securing multi-million dollar partnership contracts; and enhancing economic impact for the City of Austin through tourism & hospitality. Recently joined the President of the University of Texas’ Communications Team and serve as the Communications Strategist. This includes managing his social media accounts; writing, coordination, and preparation of his campus speaking engagements and elevation and support of his external messaging, brand, and communications efforts. After a rigorous selection process, I was chosen as a 2017 McBee Fellow for the Austin Area Research Organization.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced