Meeting/Event Information

Blowing the Whistle on the VA: An Ethics Scandal

March 16, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport
1301 Belvedere Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Paula PedeneWhat if your boss “banished you to the basement” for no good reason, what would you do?

You’re two years out from retirement, you’re not sure you want to walk away from 32 years of federal service, but you don’t like moving down the ladder from Public Affairs Director to library clerk either.

That was the dilemma facing VA Whistleblower Paula Pedene.

In 2010, Pedene exposed mismanagement at the Phoenix VA because she thought she was doing what was right for veterans and staff. Little did she know such exposure would come back to haunt her two years later, forcing her and her family to face years of trial and tribulation.

Her “banishment” led to an even more unusual discovery, exposure of the national VA wait time scandal. From the basement to the front page of the Washington Post, Pedene stood strong for veterans. Looking back, she says her faith and our PRSA values of respect, courage, honest and integrity helped her take a stand for ethics.

Hear from Paula L. Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA and her story in person and see why PRSA named her PRSA Pro of the Year for what she endured.


$25.00 PRSA member

$35.00 Guest Ticket

$20.00 PRSSA Member or Student

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