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Hoop Dreams: The PR Story Behind the Warriors’ Chase Center

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Golden Gate University, 6th Floor University Center

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Sign Up Now for the San Francisco Public Relations Round Table's October 2019 Meeting:

Hoop Dreams: The Story Behind the Warriors’ Chase Center — With PR Pro PJ Johnston

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Where: Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, 6th Floor University Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. to noon, networking; noon to 1:30 p.m. lunch and program
Tickets (early-bird pricing): $25 members; $35 nonmembers

Lunch Options: Hot roasted vegetarian sandwich, with caramelized eggplant, zucchini, etc., goat cheese and pesto on herb bread; turkey avocado sandwich with arugula and goat cheese on wheat bread; Southwestern avocado salad with bean mix, olives, cheddar and tortilla strips; Chinese chicken salad

About the Program

What have you been doing for the past seven years? Join the San Francisco Public Relations Round Table on Tuesday, October 22, for lunch, and learn what media relations consultant PJ Johnston has been doing for those same seven years: leading the public relations campaign to construct the Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center, San Francisco’s newest sports, entertainment, cultural and retail destination.

Johnston will recap the communications efforts surrounding the huge undertaking of moving the Warriors from their longtime home in Oakland to San Francisco’s Mission Bay. He’ll also share some “war stories" about working with the Warriors, City Hall and former Mayor Willie Brown.

About the Speaker

One of San Francisco’s most prominent media relations consultants, Johnston is a crisis communications specialist and political strategist. He has led his strategic communications consulting firm, PJ Johnston Communications, for nearly two decades. A former journalist and mayoral press secretary, Johnston is a regular fixture in Northern California media coverage, serving as spokesman for high-profile clients and projects. He also serves as campaign chair for San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and has been an advisor and speechwriter for a variety of elected officials, including U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He was the chief communications strategist for several successful local political campaigns, including those of Mayors Breed, Lee and Willie Brown.

He served as press secretary for Mayor Brown, the legendary former speaker of the California State Assembly, and remains a close advisor to Brown, who is now a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Johnston is the former executive director of the San Francisco Film Commission and was president of the San Francisco Arts Commission for nine years. He is a board member of the African American Arts & Culture Complex in San Francisco.

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