PRSA Announces 2019 Board Slate

August 1, 2018

PRSA has announced officer and director nominees for the 2019 Board of Directors.

The nominees for 2019 officer positions are: chair-elect, T. Garland Stansell, APR, chief communications officer, Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.; treasurer, Ronele M. Dotson, APR, president, RAD Strategies Inc., Reno, Nev.; and secretary, Jo Ann S. LeSage Nelson, APR, vice president, client services, Pierce Communications, Albany, N.Y.

They will join Debra D. Peterson, APR, who becomes Chair on Jan. 1 to form the 2019 Executive Committee. Anthony W. D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, will serve as Immediate Past-Chair.

In addition, the PRSA Nominating Committee, led by Mark W. McClennan, APR, announced its selections for other 2019 Board leadership positions.

All the nominees will stand for election by a vote of the PRSA Leadership Assembly on Oct. 6, prior to the start of the PRSA International Conference in Austin, Texas.

“The PR profession is continuing to evolve rapidly, and the PRSA Board needs to be composed of diverse, disruptive and senior professionals who can help us chart the course to the future and find new ways to continue to improve our member value,” McClennan said in a statement. “I am confident the tremendously talented and innovative leaders who stepped up to serve, and are recommended by the Nominating Committee and the Board, will do amazing things for our members and the association in the coming years.”

The six individuals who were nominated for the open director positions on the PRSA Board of Directors are:

Candidates by petition

Article VII, Section 5 of the PRSA Bylaws states that nominations may also be made by petition by at least 10 Leadership Assembly delegates and filed with the Secretary of the Society at the PRSA headquarters at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Leadership Assembly.

Immediately upon receipt of any such nominations, the Secretary shall send a notice of such nominations to all members.

The nominees, along with any petitioning candidates, will be presented at the PRSA Leadership Assembly on Oct. 6 for approval.


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