Meet the professionals that will lead our Chapter in the coming year
Meredith Ford develops strong connections and relationships, using creativity and communication skills to passionately support and advance community causes. An advocate for health and well-being she currently leads communication efforts for Casa de la Luz, the leading provider of end-of-life care, and spent more than ten years as a member of the Canyon Ranch public relations department. Examples of her varied community involvements include “Going Over the Edge” for Girl Scouts, co-chairing the Hospice Veteran Partnership of Southern Arizona and annually participating in SACASA’s “Dine Out for Safety.” A native Tucsonan and University of Arizona alum she is also a graduate of the 2018 Greater Tucson Leadership program. In 2019, Meredith was named one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 recipients.
After growing up in the midwest, Stephanie Stanley took the leap to move to Tucson for a new adventure. Her background is in event planning, where she helped create fun and educational events for non-profit organizations. This gave her the skills to juggle multiple projects at once while maintaining excellent customer service. She is currently an Account Executive at Nuanced Media and has served as the PRSA Southern Arizona Chapter’s IMPACT Awards Chair since 2018.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
With more than 14 years of experience in public relations, communications and marketing in higher education, nonprofit and sports industries, Kimberley Hoidal joined Sundt Construction in 2018 as PR/Communication Specialist. She holds an MPA and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a double minor pre-law and business administration from the University of Arizona. In addition to her PRSA Southern Arizona Chapter board service Kimberley is also a 2016 graduate of Greater Tucson Leadership and honored in 2016 as one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40.
Larry Wiget, Ed.D, APR, a member of PRSA since 1996, has served at the local chapter level of PRSA Alaska and as a regional vice-president for NSPRA. He has previously worked as a university professor in Missoula, Montana and as an executive director of public affairs and government relations in Anchorage, Alaska. Larry has also served on a number of boards, both public and private. His interests include public speaking and technology. His passion is to observe, reflect and inspire
Corinne Matesich is the Marketing Communications Manager at Sonoran Institute. She helps to develop campaigns, print materials and digital communications, and serves on the leadership team. Prior to joining the Sonoran Institute, Corinne was a graphic designer at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum where she worked with marketing and development staff as well as exhibits. She has also worked for the San Francisco Arts Commission funding artists and non-profits. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Arts Management from the University of San Francisco.
Jill Casey Pintor is the AVP of communications and content for Vantage West, southern Arizona’s largest credit union. During her tenure at Vantage West, which began in 2002, Jill helped launch the organization’s early digital marketing program and social media efforts. She also laid the foundation for Vantage West’s Hispanic Initiative. Previously, Jill worked as the promotions director for Telemundo, advertising and promotions manager for Old Tucson Studios, and director of marketing for United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Jill has a passion for supporting causes that help promote financial independence and self-sufficiency and is a board member for Earn to learn. She also judges case competitions for the business communications classes at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. Jill is a native of Douglas, Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Arizona.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Kristine Welter Hall is Senior Vice President for Marketing, Fundraising and Planning at CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc. where she leads internal and external communications, community relations, marketing and advertising, fundraising, strategic planning and business development initiatives. Kristine is also the administrative lead of CODAC’s division that serves sexual assault survivors: the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA). Kristine was recognized as one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 in 2011 and was a member of the 2011-2012 class of Greater Tucson Leadership during which she co-led the creation of Tucson’s now iconic (though recently moved) I Am Tucson mural. Kristine has also served on the Board of the GLBT Chamber of Commerce (now called LGBT Chamber of Commerce) and been an active participant in many community event planning committees such as the Tucson Recovery Expo and Community Mental Health Arts Show, among others.
WESTERN DISTRICT LIAISON
Kathleen Brown is a senior communications executive with a track record of success in a number of integrated disciplines, including traditional marketing and lead generation, digital content marketing strategies, product launch and branding, public relations and social media, corporate communications, publishing, and proposal management. She has over 25 years of experience working with sales teams and business development driving effective, measurable strategies and leading high-performing, dynamic teams. Kathleen is the principle of Brown + Associates, a virtual marketing communications, PR, events, and content collective.