10 Ways to Get The Most Out Of a Mentor


Ellen East is the Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Time Warner Cable, Inc. (emeritus), where she provided strategic counsel on company-wide public relations, corporate communications and industry affairs. Similar to Ellen, Betsy Plank valued mentorship greatly and believed “in every corner of career and life, you’ll nurture and benefit from mentors.” To ensure optimal success within a mentor and mentee rapport, Ellen describes 10 Ways to Get The Most Out Of a Mentor.

Ellen East


Leaders exert significant influence on the success, future and image of their profession. Yet, only a few PR studies have explored this important topic.

One goal of the Plank Center is to build a research-based foundation of knowledge regarding the values, qualities and dimensions of excellent leadership, mentorship and diversity and inclusion in PR.