Join our August Educational event featuring Taco Bell's Senior Manager of PR and Brand Experience, Matt Prince! This event is taking place on Thursday, August 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Concordia University Irvine, 1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612. The event will be held on the third floor of Grimm Hall North (No. 27 on the map below) and parking is in the adjacent main parking lot. While this event is free, we ask members and attendees to bring school supplies such as backpacks, highlighters, pencils and pens, folders, paper, etc. to benefit our charity partner, Girls Inc.
Please RSVP, so we can save you a seat.
From 5 North: 5 North or 405 North. Exit University/Jeffrey. Turn left onto University Drive. Turn left on Ridgeline and make the first right. Enter the gate and tell the guard you are there for the Elite OC Event and continue up the main road. Where the hill crests, turn left into the Grimm Hall (main) parking lot. Walk towards the glass buildings (Grimm Hall) and enter the left building (Grimm Hall North). Go to the third floor and enter the conference room.
From 405 South: Exit University/Jeffrey. Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left onto Ridgeline and make the first right. Enter the gate and tell the guard you are there for the Elite OC Event and continue up the main road. Where the hill crests, turn left into the Grimm Hall (main) parking lot. Walk towards the glass buildings (Grimm Hall) and enter the left building (Grimm Hall North). Go to the third floor and enter the conference room.
Matt Prince currently leads Taco Bell's earned media, communications integration, and special projects for the global brand. This includes food and digital innovation, brand engagement and cultural topspin. He is responsible, in part, for several of culture’s biggest contributions: Taco Bell weddings, Taco Bell Beer, creation of the taco emoji and saving the world’s first Taco Bell...
Previously, Prince lead social media engagement for the Walt Disney Co. where he developed and managed the company’s first ever Social Media Command Center and online engagement program. Prior to that, Prince was Sr. Manager of Executive Communications, handling speech writing and strategic communications for the President of Disneyland and over 70 executives.
Before Disney, Prince served as Director of Communications for the Orange County Business Council where he was responsible for all marketing, media, web and communication components for the organization representing over 200 of Southern California’s largest employers. Prior to that, he worked in the Public Information and Mayor’s office for the City of Anaheim where he was responsible for the strategic marketing campaign for the City’s 150th Anniversary.
Prince has been named to two 40 Under 40 lists: PR Week and OC Metro Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at universities around the country on topics of personal branding, social media, professional development and millennial workforce trends.
He served as President of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Orange County Chapter in 2014 and is the advisor to his alma mater (California State University Fullerton’s) PRSA student chapter since 2011. He was recently inducted to the PRSSA National Hall of Fame, and was named 'National Advisor of the Year' twice (2013 & 2015)."
August Charity Partner
For over 60 years, Girls Inc. of Orange County positively changes the lives of over 5,000 girls, kindergarten to 18 years old, each year by providing year-round holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Health, education and independence are the three main areas that surround our program curricula.