Fall 2017 INNOVATIVE PR TEAM
Blake Hedberg: Manager/Graduate Assistant
Blake Hedberg received his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from UCM in May 2017 with a Marketing minor. Blake is currently pursuing an Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. He is fascinated with consumer research behind purchasing decisions, consumer behavior, and qualitative studies. Blake served as an account specialist with Innovative PR in Fall 2016, where he worked with the Dean of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies on a social media re-branding project. During his undergraduate studies, Blake interned with Chick-fil-A Lee’s Summit as a PR/Marketing coordinator, expanding his skills beyond the classroom. Blake also stayed involved in several extracurricular organizations like the Public Relations Student Society of America and Sigma Pi Fraternity. Blake hopes to live in Kansas City while working in the agency sector of public relations.
Morgan Anderson: Account Specialist
Morgan Anderson is a senior Public Relations major from Overland Park, Kansas.This is her first semester working for Innovative PR. During the summer, Morgan worked at Proventus Communications as a Public Relations Creative Intern. There, she worked alongside others to create advertisements, get articles ready for the press and did research for clients. After graduation, Morgan would like to find a job in the Kansas City Area, close to her family.
Mark Bartlett: Account Specialist
Mark Bartlett is a Public Relations major from Lamar, Missouri. He is also pursuing a minor in Business and Administration and currently serves as treasurer of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Mark interned at Aspen Contracting in Lee’s Summit, where he worked in the marketing department and helped the recruiting staff with their design projects. This is Mark’s first semester working in Innovative PR and he is excited to expand his education outside of the classroom. After graduation, Mark hopes to pursue a career in the agency world, but is open to the many career paths Public Relations offers.
Andrea Buzek: Account Specialist
Andrea is a Public Relations major with a minor in business administration, at UCM. This is her first semester with Innovative PR, where she works as an account specialist. Skills she brings to IPR were acquired through her involvement in the National Society of Leadership and Success, her position of philanthropy chair for the Public Relations Student Society of America, and her work as student ambassador for UCM. In each of these positions, she focuses on brand awareness and messaging efforts. Andrea plans to work in the agency sector of PR in the Kansas City area after graduation.
Ashley Perry: Account Specialist
Ashley Perry is a senior Public Relations major from St. Charles, Missouri. She is excited to be apart of the Innovative PR team and cannot wait to start working with clients. Ashley interned with Hanger Connected Closest where she was a campus brand ambassador for UCM. She specialized in social media content and wrote blogs. On campus, she is involved with her sorority Alpha Omicron Pi and is the captain of the UCM Mulekickers Dance Team. After graduating in spring 2018, Ashley is hoping to find a job in the agency field where she can continue to grow as a PR professional.
Sarah Schroll: Account Specialist
Sarah Schroll is a senior Public Relations major from Madison, Missouri. This is her first semester working for Innovative PR. This summer, Sarah interned with Special Olympics Missouri, where she assisted in a variety of communications projects including enhancing promotional efforts for events statewide. Sarah’s on campus activities include membership in Sigma Alpha Phi honor society and she currently serves as Vice-President of the Public Relation Student Society of America. After graduation, Sarah hopes to work in agency PR. She is excited to experience Innovative PR and work with her team to help maintain and advance the agency’s brand.
Adriana Vivas: Account Specialist
Adriana Vivas is a senior Public Relations major from Boonville, Missouri. She is the graphic artist at the Elliott Student Union and an intern for the LAUGHH Foundation based in Kansas City. At the Elliott Student Union, Adriana is in charge of creating all the graphics for promotions and social media. She also assists in event planning and marketing efforts. With the LAUGHH Foundation, Adriana works year round on LAUGHH’s social media. Every summer, she travels to South America and is in charge of LAUGHH’s social media for their annual medical mission trip. This is her first semester working for Innovative PR and she is excited to put her skills both in graphics and PR to work.