We are pleased to feature one of our active RPRS members Cara McLeod as our Member Spotlight this month. If you’ve attended any of our monthly lunch meetings, you’ll definitely recognize this friendly face!
Cara is a Marketing Communications Coordinator at City of Raleigh and specializes in the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources department. Love the abundant and diverse outdoor offerings in our vibrant city of Raleigh? Tell Cara about it on Twitter – we know she’d love to hear from you!
Raleigh Public Relations Society board volunteer and membership chair Glenn Gillen (APR, Senior Account Manager – S&A Communications) offers the following Q&A with Cara:
What do you like about RPRS?
I love the opportunity to network with other members and learn from everyone.
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of my job is social media. I love all things social.
How did you get into PR/communications?
I started my career in communications at the YWCA. It was a great experience. I got the opportunity to work with Raleigh Parks and have been with them for the past 10 years. Time flies when you are having fun.
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Find a mentor and be a mentor.
What is something that others would be surprised to learn about you?
I love to run Disney half marathons. I have a coast to coast medal for running a race in Disneyland and Disneyworld in the same year.
What three dinner guests (current or historical) would you like to have dinner with?
Vivian Howard from the Chef and the Farmer because she knows so much about food. Anthony McLeod, my husband, because he is always entertaining. Neil Armstrong because he was the first person to walk on the moon.
Growing up, what profession did you think you’d go into?
That was so long ago, I can’t remember 🙂
What song pops into your head most often?
Steep Canyon Rangers, Stand and Deliver
What is your favorite place to travel?
Asheville. The city has a really great vibe and wonderful food.
Keep your eyes on your email, members… Glenn just might reach out to you for our next member spotlight!