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Dan currently leads Rocket Science Media Group’s earned media, communications integration, and special projects for all clients. This includes story innovation, brand engagement and creating cultural movements through award-winning narrative campaigns. He is a thought leader and champion of great storytelling. Over the years, Nasitka has worked with top brands like the LA Kings, City of Los Angeles, Discovery Cube OC & LA, County of Orange, Disney Jr., Nickelodeon, Lucasfilm, Ltd., and Discovery Channel.
Previously, Nasitka worked for the Discovery Science Foundation where he was responsible for leading the day-to-day efforts and strategic initiatives related to giving the Discovery Cube brand a consistent and genuine voice. Dan was instrumental in leading the strategic efforts of a company-wide re-brand, communicating the opening of a new $56 million campus in the City of Los Angeles, the $22 million expansion in Orange County, increasing the presence of the Cube’s social media platforms and followers by 800%, and garnering over $1 million in earned media across all campuses.
Before the Cube, Nasitka worked for Orange County Business Council (OCBC). During his tenure with the Council, he handled marketing, media, creative services, social media and event coordination for the organization, which represents 300 of Orange County’s largest employers. Prior to joining OCBC, he worked at the Wagner/Junker Agency in Los Angeles where he was a part of the marketing team for luxury urban developments, hotels and restaurants throughout California and Nevada.
Nasitka was named to OC Metro Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list and is a frequent speaker at universities around the region on topics of personal branding, social media, and professional development.
He is currently serving as President of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Orange County Chapter.
Kristin Daher is the President and Chief Storyteller of Powerhouse Communications, a creative PR agency offering a wide scope of media relations, social media and strategic branding services. With a specialty in the restaurant segment, Powerhouse has represented fast-growing national clients including Del Taco, Panda Express, Wienerschnitzel, Pieology Pizzeria and Juice It Up! As lead Powerhouse, Kristin is equally focused on the creative and strategic elements of the agency’s work, while providing a unique level of attention and service to each and every client. Along with her 13 years of PR experience, Kristin’s quick wit and outgoing personality has helped her to nurture relationships with key media for agency clients. No stranger to the fast pace and dynamic nature of the agency work-style, Kristin has kept her clients at the forefront of both traditional and new media while helping to shape brand reputations, position emerging brands as ones to watch, and reinvigorate struggling companies. Between running the agency, overseeing strategic planning, and creating a healthy, high-energy environment for her employees, she loves to pitch her heart out on behalf of agency clients. For more information about Powerhouse Communications, visit www.powerhousecomm.com.
Molly Nichelson is an experienced public affairs professional, having worked and advised clients in the government, energy, manufacturing, healthcare and transportation sectors in California, Wyoming, Montana and Washington, D.C. Some of the facets of her prior positions include grassroots advocacy, lobbying, community outreach, corporate social responsibility, and public relations. Currently, she serves as the Public Information Officer of the Orange County Social Services Agency.
Ms. Nichelson has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Marquette University and a Masters of Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern California.
Moira Kryztyn Manimbo graduated in the Spring of 2017 from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelors Degree in Communications with an Emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. Throughout her time at CSUF she grew as a public relations professional through her many leadership roles. She served as the Vice President of the Robert E. Rayfield Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America as well as the Executive Director of the on-campus student-run pr firm Titan PR. With a heavy interest in fashion, she joined the Fashion Club and fell in love. With a need to combine her two passions Moira discovered BPCM.
BPCM has built and grown brands into industry leaders in the Fashion, Lifestyle, Beauty and Luxury markets. Combining her skills in writing and a comprehensive style that embraces brand strategy, Moira has moved up the ladder quickly starting as an intern and impressively earning a full-time position post-graduation. In February of 2018, she was promoted to Associate Account Executive and works fashion and accessories accounts such as Brian Atwood, Golden Goose Deluxe Brands, LACOSTE, Jennifer Meyer Jewelry, and Shopbop.
When not coordinating showrooms, managing interns, and pulling the hottest fashion looks of the season Moira enjoys spending her time with her family, friends, and mostly her dog Akira.
Fun facts about Moira is that she loves traveling and photography.