PRSA Nashville Presents
Extra Innings: Lessons for Staying in the Game of PR
A chat with industry veteran Linda Peek Schacht

Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Sambuca - 601 12th Ave South in the Gulch
Nashville, TN 37203

Free valet is available.

Join PRSA Nashville at our new luncheon venue, Sambuca in the Gulch, to learn more about:
  • Developing longevity in the public relations industry.
  • Establishing an authentic personal brand.
  • Key ingredients to reinvention and evolution.
  • Serving a higher purpose as a catalyst for change.
Over a 30-year career, Linda Peek Schacht has held the top communications position for USA Today, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader and The Coca-Cola Company. She is the founding executive director of the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership launched in 2010 at Lipscomb University. Schacht was a senior fellow from 2002-2006 at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and led the organizational and political communication department at Emerson College from 2004-2007.
For more than a decade at The Coca-Cola Company in New York and Atlanta, Linda advised three chairmen on communication, represented the company at the World Economic Forum and helped shape the corporate social responsibility movement before retiring in 2002 as vice president of global communications and public affairs strategy.
A Carter White House press officer and campaign press secretary for the 1980 presidential re-election campaign, she was later communications director for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee and spokesperson for the Majority Leader, where she staffed several bipartisan Senate delegations and played key communication roles in four Democratic conventions.
The first public affairs director of USA Today, Linda is a long time board member of the International Women's Media Foundation. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University and Ohio State University. She is the widow of sports artist and writer Mike Schacht.
Menu options include Chicken Tortilla Soup or Shrimp and Crab Bisque, Beer Battered Fish Tacos, Cobb Salad or a Vegetarian Selection, and a Dessert Trio of Sticky Toffee, Tiramisu and Chocolate Torte.



The Nashville Chapter of Public Relations Society of America announced on December 12, 2012, the creation of the PRSA Nashville Scholarship Endowment Fund, established in testament to the chapter’s commitment to the future of public relations in Middle Tennessee.

The fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need, and will be permanently endowed, ensuring the chapter’s resources will be available to support deserving students in Middle Tennessee for years to come. 

“PRSA Nashville has been privileged to provide an annual scholarship to students for more than a decade, and as the chapter continues to grow we wanted to strengthen our commitment to the next generation of communicators,” said Chapter President Todd Smith. “We are energized by the educational dreams that will be realized thanks to our endowment. This is a real milestone for public relations in Middle Tennessee.”

To read more about this scholarship endowment, please click here!

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