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Section Council

Co-Chairs

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

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

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

Board Liaison

Kevin M. Waetke, APR
Vice President - Strategic Communications
National Pork Board
Clive, IA


Association/Nonprofit

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

William M. Madway
Press Secretary
Green in '18
Bryn Mawr, PA

Immediate Past Chair

Deanna Martin
Director of Operations
American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association
Chicago, IL


Corporate Communications

Chair

James M. Shackelford, APR
President/CEO
SomaComm, Inc.
New York, NY

Chair-Elect

Kathleen Q. Sebastian
Advisor, Internal Communications
BP
VALPARAISO, IN

Immediate Past Chair

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


Counselors Academy

Chair

Dana Phelps
CEO
Clairemont Communications
Raleigh, NC

Chair-Elect

Chuck L. Norman, APR
Owner/Principal
S&A Communications
Cary, NC

Immediate Past Chair

Tom Garrity
President
The Garrity Group
Albuquerque, NM


Counselors to Higher Education

Chair

Matthew Nagel, APR
AVP, Content and Communications
Carnegie Mellon University
Westfield, NJ

Chair-Elect

Michael Hemmesch
Executive Director of Public Relations
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN

Immediate Past Chair

James Nick Katsaounis
Vice President and CMO
The American College of Financial Financial Services
Bryn Mawr, PA


Educators Academy

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Alisa Agozzino, APR
Associate Professor
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH

Immediate Past Chair

Gemma R. Puglisi
Assistant Professor
American University
Washington, DC


Employee Communications

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Chuck Gose
Strategic Advisor / Founder
SocialChorus
Indianapolis, IN

Immediate Past Chair

Becky Graebe
Senior Director, Communication Expert
Dynamic Signal
San Bruno, CA


Entertainment & Sports

Chairs

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

Andrew J. McGowan
Clinical Instructor
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Immediate Past Chair

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


Financial Communications

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Alexander V. Laskin
Professor and Director
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Immediate Past Chair

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


Health Academy

Chair

Lisa Arledge-Powell
President
MediaSource
Columbus, OH

Chair-Elect

Jennifer E. Smith, APR
Director of Corporate Communications
Broward Health
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Immediate Past Chair

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


Independent Practitioners Alliance

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Paula MacDonald, APR
President
Image Suite PR
St. Petersburg, FL

Immediate Past Chair

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


New Professionals

Chair

Hanna Porterfield
Account Manager
Development Counsellors International
Chicago, IL

Chair-Elect

Robyn M. Rudish-Laning
Senior Marketing Manager
Airports Council International - North America
Camp Springs, MD

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Price
Corporate Communications Manager
Starwood Retail Partners
Chicago, IL


Public Affairs & Government

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Rachael A. Gibson
Deputy Administrative Officer
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Immediate Past Chair

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


Technology

Chair

Elizabeth Edwards
Founder & President
Volume PR
Greenwood Village, CO

Chair-Elect

Meghan O'Shaughnessy Macdonald
Corporate Media Relations
Lockheed Martin
Bethesda, MD

Immediate Past Chair

Shawn Gaines
Director of Product and Community Marketing
Relativity
Chicago, IL


Travel & Tourism

Chair

Scott Peacock
Director of Public Relations & International Tourism
Visit Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

Chair-Elect

Angela Berardino
Chief Strategy Officer
TURNER
Denver, CO

Immediate Past Chair

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