Member Spotlight: Nickie Froiland

Edited by Sophia Lopez. Have you had the chance to meet Nickie? We are so excited to feature Nickie Froiland for our Member Spotlight this month. As we get closer to the New Year, we are all about change and vibrant energies. And Nickie perfectly embodies these qualities (her official title is “Director of New Opportunities”). […]

Member Spotlight: Catherine Cromer

Written by Noemi Ortiz. Catherine Cromer began her WCA membership as a student at UT Austin.  A member since September 2015, Catherine decided to renew and upgrade to a professional membership once she moved back to Austin from DC. Catherine has volunteered with WCA’s CommSquad, a volunteer event series that most recently worked with Austin Pets Alive! and has […]

Member Spotlight: Meilee Bridges

Written by Zahra Adamjee. This month’s member spotlight is Meilee Bridges. Most recently known as the mastermind behind WCA Resume Review sessions, Meilee talks about how she got involved with the WCA and tells us a little about her journey in the communications field. With some candid advice, Meilee’s two cents is exactly what we hope […]

Member Spotlight: Joy Schoffler, Leverage PR

Written by Cristina Salinas. Meet founder and principal of Leverage PR, Joy Schoffler. Joy was recently recognized as the 2016 winner in the Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations category at the 18th annual Austin Under 40 Awards. Under Joy’s leadership, her firm has expanded from representing early stage companies to national brands such as SXSW, […]

Member Spotlight: Andrea Citrin Gardner

Written by Victoria Williams. Meet Andrea Citrin Gardner. Gardner, who has volunteered with Women Communicators of Austin for several years, is currently in charge of managing postings listed on the WCA Job Bank. In addition, she has been chosen as this month’s Member Spotlight. We recently spoke to her about her experience volunteering with WCA. This […]

Member Spotlight: Jane Baxter Lynn, JBL Strategies

Written by Hanna De Hoyos. If you have been a member Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) for a while, there’s a good chance you have met Jane Baxter Lynn, this month’s Member Spotlight. Jane has led WCA’s Mentor Program for many years and will be speaking at the February 17 WCA @ Night event on how to have a successful […]

Member Spotlight: Liz Carmack, Texas Association of Counties

Written by Victoria Williams. Liz Carmack, a lifelong member of WCA – who is also a former WCA board member and the subject of this month’s member spotlight – is a busy bee. On her own time, when she’s not hard at work handling communications for the Texas Association of Counties, Carmack writes books and advises […]

Member Spotlight: Tricia Barendregt

Written by Rachel Dawn Hayes. It’s been said work-life balance no longer exists, that the two have become intertwined—work is life and life is work. If your work is rooted in a cause you’re passionate about, this is a good thing. If not, well…that’s another blog post. Tricia Barendregt, WCA’s new VP of Career Services […]

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Perkins of Cogent Public Affairs

Written by Noemi Ortiz. Like many WCA members who are solopreneurs, Jennifer Perkins is continually seeking to improve her skills in the absence of having team partners and collaborators.  As VP of Programming for WCA and the mastermind behind WCA’s monthly luncheons, she tries to focus on topics that will be interesting to members and […]

Member Spotlight: Lisa Maxwell of Austin Pets Alive!

Written by Cristina Salinas. Having a 20 year career as a communicator has presented a multitude of rewards for longtime WCA member Lisa Maxwell. She has devoted decades volunteering with WCA and most recently on the Board of Directors as Past President. “They say the way to career happiness is to find a way to […]