Emily Gagnon |  Chief Executive Officer  During her senior year at GVSU, Emily Gagnon is excited to gain new insights and experiences in the communications industry. Her digital studies minor complements her major in advertising and public relations as it allows her to dive deeper into website/social media analytics, technical programs, online identities and cultures. As the CEO of GrandPR, Emily is passionate about leading projects and client teams to create campaigns students are proud to share. She is energized by spending time outdoors. Biking local trails, camping in northern Michigan and snowboarding new slopes are a few things Emily looks forward to.

Emily Gagnon | Chief Executive Officer

During her senior year at GVSU, Emily Gagnon is excited to gain new insights and experiences in the communications industry. Her digital studies minor complements her major in advertising and public relations as it allows her to dive deeper into website/social media analytics, technical programs, online identities and cultures. As the CEO of GrandPR, Emily is passionate about leading projects and client teams to create campaigns students are proud to share. She is energized by spending time outdoors. Biking local trails, camping in northern Michigan and snowboarding new slopes are a few things Emily looks forward to.

 
Christine Davis |  Firm Editor  Christine Davis is a senior at GVSU studying advertising and public relations with a minor in political science. Her creativity and passion for working with people led her to the PR field where she hopes to make a career that utilizes her love of communication and the city of Grand Rapids. Christine is involved in PRSSA and GrandPR and is looking forward to use her writing and editing skills while serving as GrandPR firm editor. In her free time, Christine enjoys exploring new breweries and coffee shops in downtown Grand Rapids and trying new recipes.

Christine Davis | Firm Editor

Christine Davis is a senior at GVSU studying advertising and public relations with a minor in political science. Her creativity and passion for working with people led her to the PR field where she hopes to make a career that utilizes her love of communication and the city of Grand Rapids. Christine is involved in PRSSA and GrandPR and is looking forward to use her writing and editing skills while serving as GrandPR firm editor. In her free time, Christine enjoys exploring new breweries and coffee shops in downtown Grand Rapids and trying new recipes.

Melissa Albano |  VP of Operations  Melissa Albano is a senior at Grand Valley State University studying advertising and public relations with a minor Mandarin. This is her fourth semester as part of the GrandPR family and she is more than excited to be serving as the Vice President of Operations. Along with being involved with GrandPR, Melissa participates in GVSU's PRSSA as well as being New Member Educator in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. Whenever Melissa catches a quiet moment you can find her hanging with friends, doing some yoga, or exploring more of the beautiful Great Lake State. A fun fact about Melissa is that she lived in Shanghai, China for three years when she was younger. She can't wait to see what great experiences this position will lead to.

Melissa Albano | VP of Operations

Melissa Albano is a senior at Grand Valley State University studying advertising and public relations with a minor Mandarin. This is her fourth semester as part of the GrandPR family and she is more than excited to be serving as the Vice President of Operations. Along with being involved with GrandPR, Melissa participates in GVSU's PRSSA as well as being New Member Educator in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. Whenever Melissa catches a quiet moment you can find her hanging with friends, doing some yoga, or exploring more of the beautiful Great Lake State. A fun fact about Melissa is that she lived in Shanghai, China for three years when she was younger. She can't wait to see what great experiences this position will lead to.

 
Annica Steen |  Programming DIrector  Annica Steen is a senior at GVSU studying advertising and public relations with a marketing minor. She is also involved in Advertising Club, PRSSA, and is a part of Grand Valley’s National Student Advertising Competition team this year. This past summer Annica had the privilege of working at Meijer as a Marketing and Merchandising Intern and is excited to serve GrandPR as the Programing Director this year! In her free time, Annica loves photography, visiting local coffee shops in Grand Rapids, and golfing with her friends.

Annica Steen | Programming DIrector

Annica Steen is a senior at GVSU studying advertising and public relations with a marketing minor. She is also involved in Advertising Club, PRSSA, and is a part of Grand Valley’s National Student Advertising Competition team this year. This past summer Annica had the privilege of working at Meijer as a Marketing and Merchandising Intern and is excited to serve GrandPR as the Programing Director this year! In her free time, Annica loves photography, visiting local coffee shops in Grand Rapids, and golfing with her friends.

 
Bailee Vaughn   |  Media Director  Bailee Vaughn is a junior at Grand Valley State majoring in advertising & public Relations with a minor in Spanish. She just recently joined GrandPR and PRSSA last year and is so excited to serve on the Executive Board for GrandPR. Currently, Bailee manages her sorority's social media presence and works at an advertising agency called Our Full Attention as a social media intern. Her career goal is to ultimately utilize her skills in a workplace with a fun environment that fits her outgoing personality. Using this experience, she is ready to bring her expertise to GrandPR and push her career even further.

Bailee Vaughn | Media Director

Bailee Vaughn is a junior at Grand Valley State majoring in advertising & public Relations with a minor in Spanish. She just recently joined GrandPR and PRSSA last year and is so excited to serve on the Executive Board for GrandPR. Currently, Bailee manages her sorority's social media presence and works at an advertising agency called Our Full Attention as a social media intern. Her career goal is to ultimately utilize her skills in a workplace with a fun environment that fits her outgoing personality. Using this experience, she is ready to bring her expertise to GrandPR and push her career even further.

Delayney MacKenzie |  PRSSA President  Delaney MacKenzie is entering her senior year at Grand Valley State University majoring in advertising and public relations. She previously served GrandPR as the Vice President of Operations and now is the current President of Grand Valley’s PRSSA chapter. She’s excited to help PRSSA members identify the industry they’re passionate about and help them get there. Outside of the classroom, Delaney works as a Marketing Associate for RED66 Marketing, LLC and a Social Media & Marketing Coordinator for TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants. When she’s not glued to her laptop, you can find Delaney hammocking outside, searching for the best tacos in Grand Rapids, or doodling in her bullet journal.

Delayney MacKenzie | PRSSA President

Delaney MacKenzie is entering her senior year at Grand Valley State University majoring in advertising and public relations. She previously served GrandPR as the Vice President of Operations and now is the current President of Grand Valley’s PRSSA chapter. She’s excited to help PRSSA members identify the industry they’re passionate about and help them get there. Outside of the classroom, Delaney works as a Marketing Associate for RED66 Marketing, LLC and a Social Media & Marketing Coordinator for TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants. When she’s not glued to her laptop, you can find Delaney hammocking outside, searching for the best tacos in Grand Rapids, or doodling in her bullet journal.