We are excited to welcome Patrice Guilfoyle, APR, as our guest speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023.

Guilfoyle is the communications director for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She oversees the magazine and news operations of the state’s only academic medical center.

She earned the B.A. in Journalism at the University of Memphis and the M.S. in Public Relations/Corporate Communication at Mississippi College. She also earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential in 2012. She is past president of the state Public Relations Association of Mississippi, 2020-2021, and past president of PRAM Central.

She currently serves as vice president of professional development for the Southern Public Relations Federation and as the communications representative for the Group on Institutional Advancement of the Association of American Medical Colleges, which represents 145 accredited U.S. medical schools, approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 93 academic and scientific societies.

A former journalist, Guilfoyle worked at The News-Star in Monroe, La., and The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. She has nearly 20 years of experience in public relations. Prior to her recent role at UMMC, she served as communications director for the Mississippi Department of Education for eight years and previously served as associate director for media relations at UMMC.

We look forward to seeing you at Harvey’s in the Bulldog Boardroom. Networking begins at 11:45 a.m., and the program starts at noon.

Pre-Order Your Meal

To expedite the delivery of food and checks during our chapter meeting, you may now pre-order your meal through this link: https://forms.gle/Eqxrv36RWBtu3qXU8

The deadline for pre-ordering is Tuesday, Jan. 17 at noon.