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Memphis Chapter

About Our Chapter

The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is a melting pot of more than 175 communicators in positions with large corporations, small private companies, consulting firms, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and freelancers. The Memphis Chapter was founded in 1952 when about 10 professionals met at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. Today, more than 50 years later, our members meet throughout the year for programs, professional development seminars, awards programs and socials.

Get Involved!

Our Chapter is always looking for new committee members to help make our chapter stronger.  If you would like to take a more active role in the PRSA Memphis Chapter, let us know, by sending an email to Chapter President Sarah Sherlock at

2018 Board of Directors

President - Sarah Sherlock, St. Jude/ALSAC
President-Elect, VP of Programs
Naomi Bata, Burson-Marsteller 
VP of Membership - Shannon Little, Independent
Treasurer - Valerie Morris, Morris Marketing Group
Secretary - Corey Carmichael, St. Jude
Director 1 - Peggy Reisser, UTHSC 
Director 2 - Vickye Ford, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Director 3 - Lela Garlington, MLGW
Immediate Past-President - James Dowd, First Tennessee
Professional Development Chair - David Brown, KQ Communications

Ethics Chair - Rebecca Greer, Memphis University School
Hospitality Chair - Amber Carter, UTHSC
Publicity Chairs - Karen Davis, Brooks Museum
Awards Chair - Hayley Grossman, Morris Marketing Group
Diversity & Inclusion Liaison - Anthony Hicks, APR, SRVS
VOX Chair - Rachel Cordray, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
APR Chair - Jodie Cornell, US Navy
PRSSA Liaison - Kim Marks-Malone, University of Memphis

Chapter Coordinator - Jamie Coggins, Jamie Coggins Marketing (

Upcoming PRSA Memphis Events

March Chapter Meeting & Luncheon
Thursday, March 8 | 11:30 am (check-in begins)
The University Club of Memphis
1346 Central Avenue
Register here!


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