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School of Journalism and Mass Communications

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Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

San Jose State University, Public Administration, MPA 2002

San Jose State University, Public Relations, B.A. 1984

Selected Publications


Christine M. Di Salvo. "Special Events Can Be Good Way To Promote Something Special About An Organization" The Business Journal (1993)

Christine M. Di Salvo. "Automation In The Office Expected To Become Even More Popular As High Tech Decade Rolls Along" The Business Journal (1992)

Christine M. Di Salvo. "Despite Catcalls, Elevator Music Apparently Does A Company Good" San Jose Business Journal (1991)

Christine M. Di Salvo. "Seeking A Subacute" San Jose Business Journal (1991)

Christine M. Di Salvo. "Physician Market Thyself: It'll Help You Keep Well In Highly Competitive Times" The Business Journal AD &PR Magazine (1991)

Christine M. Di Salvo. "Medical Offices Treating Patients More Warmly These Days" San Jose Business Journal (1990)


Christine M. Di Salvo. San Jose Silicon Valley: Primed For The 21st Century. Montgomery, AL: Community Communications, 1997

Personal Commentary

Chris Di Salvo, Principal, started Professional Effects in November 1984. She is a graduate of the public relations degree program and the master's of science public administration program at San Jose State University. In the past eighteen years, she has helped a variety of businesses and government entities obtain visibility through public relations, marketing communications and advertising techniques. Before starting Professional Effects, Ms. Di Salvo was teacher-coordinator for the South County Regional Occupational Dental Assisting Program in Gilroy. She was instrumental in developing the program and taught dental assisting for twelve years. Ms. Di Salvo is very active in the San Jose community. She is a member of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the board of directors for eight years. She is a past Commissioner for the City of San Jose Parks & Recreation Department, and past president of the YWCA Board of Directors of Santa Clara County. She is past-president of the South Bay Public Relations Roundtable and the 1991 Chairperson for Women In Business, a San Jose Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce program. She is also editorial writer for San Jose-Silicon Valley: Primed for the 21st Century, a book about the area that is now available in bookstores. Currently, Ms. Di Salvo is a part-time adjunct professor in San Jose State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose California.



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