UW-Madison: Taylor lecture features former BP public relations executive

CONTACT: James Baughman, 608-263-4080, [email protected]

MADISON – Patricia Wright, the recently retired vice president of external affairs for BP America and a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, will deliver the 2009 Robert Taylor Lecture in Public Relations on Monday, April 20.

Wright, who worked for more than three decades for Amoco Corp., then BP America, will speak on “Public Relations 2009: A Changing Profession in a Changing World” at 4 p.m. in the Nafziger Conference Room on the fifth floor of Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.

The lecture, hosted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is free and open to the public.

Taylor, a longtime journalism professor, former chief public relations officer for the university and a one-time university vice president, died in 2002 at age 86. Taylor’s widow, Judith, provided funding for the regular event.