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Section Council

Co-Chairs

J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal
PRDC Public Relations
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Marcia W. DiStaso, Ph.D., APR
Chair, Department of Public Relations
University of Florida CJC
Gainesville, FL

Jeffrey D. Ory, ABC, APR
President
il Stratega
Metairie, LA

Board Liaison

Bonnie P. Upright, APR
President and CEO
Upright Public Relations, LLC
Orange Park, FL


Association/Nonprofit

Chair

Deanna Martin
Membership and Communications Director
American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association
Chicago, IL

Chair-Elect

Brooke Weberling McKeever
Associate Professor, MMC Program Coordinator
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Immediate Past Chair

Michelle Stuffmann
Director of Outreach & Communications
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Los Angeles, CA


Corporate Communications

Chair

Sarah P. Huddle, APR
President
Albright Group Strategic Communications
Richmond, VA

Immediate Past Chair

Sandra L. Knight, APR
Director, Corporate Public Relations
SmithGroupJJR, Inc.
Detroit, MI


Counselors Academy

TBD


Counselors to Higher Education

Chair

James Nick Katsaounis
Associate Vice President, University Communications
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Chair-Elect

Matthew Nagel, APR
Director of Public Affairs
New York University
Westfield, NJ

Immediate Past Chair

Joseph A. Brennan, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President for Communication & Marketing
University at Albany
Albany, NY


Educators Academy

Chair

Gemma R. Puglisi
Asst Prof
American University
Washington, DC

Chair-Elect

Melissa D. Dodd, APR
Assistant Professor, Advertising-Public Relations
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Immediate Past Chair

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Quinnipiac University
North Haven, CT


Employee Communications

Chair

Becky Graebe
Director, Internal Communications
SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, NC

Chair-Elect

Elisabeth Wang
Executive Director, Communications and Public Relations
Piedmont Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Immediate Past Chair

Ally R. Bunin
Vice President, Engagement & Communications
Brighton Health Plan Solutions
Westbury, NY


Entertainment & Sports

Chair

Andrew J. McGowan
Visiting Professor
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Chair-Elect

Hanna Bolte, APR
Chief Builder
Bolte Media
Marina del Rey, CA

Immediate Past Chair

Natalie P. Mikolich
President/Publicist
NPM | PR
Boca Raton, FL


Financial Communications

Chair

Stacy L. Schubert
Director, Governmental Relations & Public Affairs
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Anchorage, AK

Chair-Elect

Julia Berchou
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications
M&T Bank
Buffalo, NY

Immediate Past Chair

Pamela E. Kearney, APR
Director, Investor Relations
Tortoise Capital Advisors
Leawood, KS


Health Academy

Chair

Brendon Thomas Shank
Vice President, Social Media & PR
Domus
Philadelphia, PA

Chair-Elect

Lisa Arledge-Powell
President
MediaSource
Columbus, OH

Immediate Past Chair

Ellen Beth Levitt
Asst. Director, Internal Communications
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Richardson, TX


Independent Practitioners Alliance

Chair

J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal
PRDC Public Relations
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chair-Elect

Lauren M. Leetun, APR
President
Sprout Public Relations
Orlando, FL

Immediate Past Chair

Gina M. Milani
President
Milani Marketing & PR & PRToolFinder.com
Angels Camp, CA


New Professionals

Chair

Brian Price
Digital Marketing Manager
Starwood Retail Partners
Chicago, IL

Chair-Elect

Hanna Porterfield
Senior Account Executive
Development Counsellors International
Brooklyn, NY

Immediate Past Chair

Jessica Layne Noonan
Group Manager
Weber Shandwick
New York, NY


Public Affairs & Government

Chair

Enrico L. Callender, Esq.
Chief of Public Affairs
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Chair-Elect

Judith E. Webb, APR
Executive Vice President
International WELL Building Institute
New York, NY

Immediate Past Chair

Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR
Sr. Public Affairs/Public Relations Exec
Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff's Office
Jacksonville, FL


Technology

Chair

Shawn Gaines
Director of Marketing Communications
kCura
Chicago, IL

Immediate Past Chair

Alyssa W. Eggum
Global Communications l Public Relations l Branding
Platform Communications Group, LLC
New York, NY


Travel & Tourism

Chair

Ali Collins Lundberg
Sr Vice President
J Public Relations
Santa Monica, CA

Chair-Elect

Scott Peacock
Director of Public Relations
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Raleigh, NC

Immediate Past Chair

Lauren Jarrell
President
LJ Communications
Atlanta, GA