How can we make meaningful strides in our diversity and inclusion efforts in our workplaces? When instituting a diversity and inclusion program, service, or operation, how do communicators obtain buy-in from leadership and employees? Join the Public Relations Society of America – Alaska Chapter for answers to these questions and more at the professional development luncheon in Anchorage. Join a PR pro and a university educator to learn about how to launch diversity and inclusion programs:





  • Lisa K. Houghton, internal communication, BP Alaska

  • Jeane T’áaw Xíwaa Breinig, Ph.D., interim associate vice chancellor, Alaska Natives & Diversity, University of Alaska Anchorage

Lisa K. Houghton leads internal communications for BP Alaska where she is accountable for providing strategic direction and counsel to the Leadership Team on employee engagement, change management and special projects.  With more than 25 years of oil and gas industry experience, Lisa brings a unique perspective and extensive communications knowledge to the Alaska business. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Lisa and her husband Jeff live in Anchorage and have two teenage boys, Trevor and Elliott.

Jeane T’áaw Xíwaa Breinig, Ph.D. is the professor of English and interim associate vice chancellor, Alaska Natives & Diversity, at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Professor Breinig specializes in American Literature with an emphasis in American Indian and Alaska Native Literatures. She is co-editor and contributing author of A Retrospective Analysis of Alaska Statehood from Native Perspectives (2011) and Alaska Native Writers, Storytellers & Orators: The Expanded Edition (1999).

Event Details

Price before August 10:

  • $34 PRSA members
  • $44 Non-Members
  • $10 Students

At the door tickets:

  • $38 PRSA Members
  • $48 Non-Members
  • $10 Students

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown