August Program: Successful Rebranding
In today’s business world, you have to stay relevant. You also have to stay one step ahead. Join PRSA Hawaii and AMA Hawaii during their Aug. 30 luncheon featuring Lance Tanaka, Director of Government and Public Affairs of HELE and Erik Ries, Conversation Instigator and Creative Director of brandHAWAII as they share their experiences and knowledge in creating a brand identity, creative content, brand positioning and media relations.
This is a must-attend event for professionals of all levels! A program you won't want to miss!
Erik Ries, Conversation Instigator & Creative
Erik Ries (aka just "Ries") Conversation Instigator & Creative Director of brandHAWAII has over 18 years of experience in the this industry, with a strong background on Entertainment Advertising. Ries holds an MFA from Pratt Institute’s Graduate Program in Communication & Packaging Design (New York City, NY) by way of Portland State University (Portland, OR), where he double-majored in Advertising Management and Marketing Management. After spending most of his adult life in New York & Los Angeles branding hollywood movies, famous restaurants and campaigns for talents such as musical artists “The Roots”, Ries moved to Hawaii with the aspiration of bringing positive change to the islands in advertising & design. One year after holding the position of Design Director of HONOLULU magazine, Ries moved forward with that goal of change by partnering with Tammy Shaffer to create what brandHAWAII is today, a Creative & Development agency that generates brand impact through experiential ideation & strategic storytelling.
Lance Tanaka, Director, Government & Public Affairs
Par Hawaii, Inc. and Par Hawaii Refining, LLC
Lance is responsible for directing government relations, internal and external communications, and community outreach/charitable giving for Par Hawaii, Inc. and Par Hawaii Refining, LLC, subsidiaries of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PARR). Par Hawaii is the state's largest producer and distributor of transportation fuels. The company's oil refinery, located in Kapolei, Oahu and formerly known as Hawaii Independent Energy, is the larger of the state's two refineries with a rated processing capacity of 94,000 barrels per day, Par Hawaii distributes gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other products via pipelines to terminals at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu Harbor and military installations. Par Hawaii also distributes products to Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor where they are transferred to barges that supply the Neighbor Islands. Gasoline and diesel are sold through a network of nearly 100 Tesoro- and 76-branded retail stations on Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai.
11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m. Program & Lunch
Seating is limited with registration available via Eventbrite only. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, August 29th. Lunch will be served.
Chinatown Gateway Plaza - 1031 Nuuanu Ave
Mark's Garage - 22 S Pauahi St
Chinatown Municipal Parking (Smith/Beretania Parking) - entrance off of Beretania St. right after Nuuanu Ave.)
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When & Where
Founded in 1947, PRSA Hawaii is one of six founding chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. The chapter's mission is to build value, understanding, and the demand for public relations professionals in Hawaii.
PRSA Hawaii is committed to advancing the standards of the public relations profession and supporting students and young practitioners who are developing skills in the field. Professional development seminars, informational forums, skills workshops, and monthly luncheon programs are offered to over 300 public relations professionals and students across the state.
PRSA Hawaii is a vibrant organization comprised of an active nucleus on Oahu, a progressive affinity group on Maui, and over 100 members across the state. The organization also mentors two Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters at Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The Hawaii chapter is one of 117 chapters grouped into 10 geographical districts. Download a brochure about our history.