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Executive Committee


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


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

Immediate Past Chair

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

Members At-Large

Shirley Jean Armbruster
Associate Vice President, University Communications
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA

Lori Bachand, APR
Associate Vice President, Advancement Communications & Stewardship
Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA

Andrea Boyle Tippett
Director, External Relations
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Kent Paul Cassella
Associate VP for Communications
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Nancy E. Collins, APR
Communications Strategist
Collins Communications
Haverford, PA

Jeanette M. De Diemar, Ph.D.
Vice President
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thomas E. Eppes, APR, Fellow PRSA
Chief Communications Officer
Ole Miss -- The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS

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

Charles J. Melichar, APR
Senior Consultant
Marts & Lundy
Franklin, TN

Amy B. Mengel
Vice President of Marketing
Merit Pages, Inc.
Albany, NY

John W. Morgan
Assoc VP PR
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Renea B. Morris, APR
Chief Marketing Officer
Ohio University
Athens, OH

Russell J. Yost, APR
Chief Communications Officer
Willamette University
Salem, OR

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