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PRSA National Task Forces, Committees and Boards

PRSA salutes the volunteers who lead our National communities.


Accreditation Marketing Committee

Co-Chairs

Elyse Hammett, APR
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Timothy S. Penning, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI


Advocacy Committee

Chair

Nance Louise Larsen, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President Integrated Marketing Communications
The Strive Group
Scottsdale, AZ


Audit Committee*

Chair

Michelle A. Olson, APR
Managing Director
Lambert
Phoenix, AZ


Board of Ethics & Professional Standards

Chair

BJ Whitman, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
BJW Public Relations
Lynnwood, WA


Champions for PRSSA

Co-Chairs

Aerial Monet Ellis
Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN

Gary D. McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA
Owner/Principal
GMc Communications, LLC
Knoxville, TN

Brian Price
Global Communications Partner
AXIS Capital
Chicago, IL


Civility Task Force

Co-Chairs

Jon Goldberg
Chief Reputation Architect
Reputation Architects Inc
Roseland, NJ

Gary Saffitz
Consultant
Gary Saffitz & Associates


College of Fellows

Chair

Barbara R. Kerr, APR, Fellow PRSA
Independent Practitioner
N/A
La Quinta, CA


Communications Committee

Chair

Ronele M. Dotson, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
RAD Strategies Inc.
Reno, NV


District Council

Chair

Natan Reuven Edelsburg
Chief Operating Officer
Muck Rack
New York, NY


Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Co-Chairs

Felicia Blow, APR
Associate Vice President of Development & Campaign Director
Hampton University
Hampton, VA

Andrea Gils Monzón
Marketing and Communications Manager
University of Kentucky - International Center
Lexington, KY


Educational Affairs Committee

Co-Chairs

Susan Gonders, Ed.D.
Professor
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO

Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professional-in-Residence
College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

ACEJMC

PRSA Representatives

Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President - Communications
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Washington, DC

Denise M. Hill, Ph.D., APR
Assistant Professor, Strategic Communication
Elon University
Elon, NC

Nance Louise Larsen, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President Integrated Marketing Communications
The Strive Group
Scottsdale, AZ


Commission on Public Relations Education

Co-Chairs

Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Judith T. Phair, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
PhairAdvantage Communications, LLC
Laurel, MD

ACEJMC and Commission on PR Education will report through the Educational Affairs Committee.

Finance Committee*

Chair

Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA
Chief Communications Officer
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Anchorage, AK


Global Affairs Committee

Chair

Quentin Alistair Langley
Educator
At Large
Brooklyn, NY


Governance Committee

Co-Chairs

Monica Ackerson, APR
President
Integrated Association Solutions
DeWitt, MI

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


Grievance Committee

Chair

John J. Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
DEVENEY
New Orleans, LA


Honors and Awards Committee

Chair

Michael S. Gross, APR
Partner
AKCG - Public Relations Counselors
Glassboro, NJ


Human Resources Committee*

Chair

Michelle A. Olson, APR
Managing Director
Lambert
Phoenix, AZ


International Conference Committee

Chair

Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President - Communications
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Washington, DC


Investment Committee

Co-Chairs

Blake D. Lewis, III, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal
Three Box Strategic Communications
Dallas, TX

Howard S. Sholkin
Lecturer
Boston University
Newton, MA


MBA/Business School Program Committee

Co-Chairs

Tricia L. Hansen-Horn, Ph.D.
Prof, PR, Dep't of Marketing and Public Relations
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO

Tracy A. Schario, APR
Strategic External Communications Lead
The MITRE Corporation
McLean, VA


Membership Committee

Chair

Joseph Abreu, APR
Director of Communications & Emergency Management
Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County
Fort Pierce, FL


Military Task Force

Chair

Robert T. Hastings, Jr., APR+M, Fellow PRSA
EVP, Government Affairs & Communications
Bell
Fort Worth, TX


Nominating Committee

Chair

Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Practice
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY


Professional Development Committee

Chair

Jo Ann S. LeSage Nelson, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President, Client Services
Pierce Communications
Albany, NY


Professional Interest Sections Council

Co-Chairs

Angela Berardino
Chief Strategy Officer
TURNER
New York, NY

Hanna Bolte, APR
Founder & CEO
bolte media
san clemente, CA

Kathleen Q. Sebastian
Advisor, Internal Communications
BP
Chicago, IL


PRSA Past Presidents/Chairs*

Chair

Debra D. Peterson, APR
President
Comm365
Overland Park, KS


PRSSA

National President

Carolyn Lok
University of Florida
Jacksonville, FL


Strategic Planning Committee*

Chair

Michelle A. Olson, APR
Managing Director
Lambert
Phoenix, AZ


Technology Committee

Co-Chairs

Sam James Morrey Sims, APR
VP of Communications
Collision Works
Yukon, OK

Scott Wesley Thornburg, APR
Senior Public Relations Manager
Sojern
San Francisco, CA


Universal Accreditation Board

Chair

Ann P. Knabe, Ph.D., APR+M
Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer
AK & Associates
Milwaukee, WI


*Committee Chair by virtue of current or previous Officer position.