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PRSA National Task Forces, Committees and Boards

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Accreditation Marketing Committee

Chair

Jacque A. Coe, APR
Seattle, WA


Advocacy Advisory Board

Chair

Joseph E. Cohen, APR
Senior Vice President
The MWW Group
New York, NY


Audit Committee

Chair

Jason Seth Kirsch, APR
Senior Director, Communications and Brand
Capital BlueCross
Harrisburg, PA


Board of Ethics & Professional Standards

Chair

George L. Johnson, APR, Fellow PRSA
Adjunct Professor
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Co-Chair

James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
The Lukaszewski Group Division, Risdall Marketing Group
New Brighton, MN


Brand Marketing Task Force

Co-Chairs

Todd Michael Griffin
Principal, Director of Accounts
Mustache Agency
New York, NY

Marisa Vallbona, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
CIM Incorporated
San Diego, CA


College of Fellows

Chair

Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Senior Manager, Communications
ITT Corporation
Seneca Falls, NY


District Council

Chair

Sam James Morrey Sims, APR
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
US Fleet Tracking
Edmond, OK


Diversity Committee

Chair

Cheryll Forsatz
Director, Communications
McDonald's
Iselin, NJ


Educational Affairs Committee

Co-Chairs

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

Gary D. McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Scripps Networks
Knoxville, TN

ACEJMC

Representatives

Rochelle Ford, Ph.D., APR
Professor & Chair
Syracuse University
Bowie, MD

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


Commission on Public Relations Education

Representatives

Kathleen Larey Lewton, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal
Lewton, Seekins & Trester LLC
Stamford, CT

John L. Paluszek, APR, Fellow PRSA
Sr Counsel
Ketchum
New York, NY

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

Finance Committee

Chair

Mark W. McClennan, APR
Senior Vice President
MSLGROUP
Waltham, MA


Honors and Awards Committee

Chair

James J. Roop, APR, Fellow PRSA
Pres
Roop & Co.
Cleveland, OH

Co-Chairs

Terry L. Bowman, APR
Strategic Organizational Communications
The MITRE Corporation
Arlington, VA

Tanya Maria Morah, APR
Associate Professor - Communications
Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, OH


International Conference Committee

Co-Chairs

Elise S. Mitchell, APR,Fellow PRSA
CEO
Mitchell Communications Group LLC
Fayetteville, AR

Jim Olson
Vice President, Global Corporate Communications and Americas Public Affairs
Starbucks Coffee Company
Seattle, WA


Investment Advisory Committee

Chair

Howard S. Sholkin
Principal
Sholkin Consulting
Newton, MA


MBA/Business School Initiative

Co-Chairs

Kristie Bohm Byrum, APR
PhD Student and Graduate Teacher of Record
Clemson University
Simpsonville, SC 29681, SC

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


Nominating Committee

Chair

Gerard F. Corbett, APR, Fellow PRSA
Chair and CEO
Redphlag LLC
San Bruno, CA


Past PRSA Presidents/Chairs

Chair

Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA
Managing Director
Ogilvy Public Relations
Atlanta, GA


PRSSA

President

Heather Leigh Harder
Elon University
Elon, NC


Research Committee

Co-Chairs

Julie Suzanne O'Neil
Assoc
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D.
Asst Prof
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT


Revenue Model Task Force

Chair

Mark W. McClennan, APR
Senior Vice President
MSLGROUP
Waltham, MA


Section Task Force

Co-Chairs

Katie Coates, APR
President
PR Projects
Huntington Beach, CA

Ben Garrett
Chief Get It Done Officer
Ben Garrett Group, LLC
Marietta, GA

Elizabeth Anne Greenaway
Web Content Coordinator
Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA


Strategic Planning Committee

Chair

Kathy Barbour, APR
Corporate Director, Public Relations and Marketing
Baptist Health South Florida
Coral Gables, FL


Task Force to Strengthen the APR

Co-Chairs

Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
JKD & Company, Inc.
Lakewood, CO

Elizabeth A. Pecsi, APR, Fellow PRSA
Independent
Elizabeth A. Pecsi
El Cajon, CA


Universal Accreditation Board

Chair

Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D., APR
Professor and Interim Director
San Diego State University
Santee, CA

Vice Chair

Elizabeth S. McMillan, APR
Director, Content Strategy
Fiserv
Norcross, GA


Work, Life and Gender Research Committee

Chair

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D.
Asst Prof
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Vice Chair

Hua Jiang, Ph.D.
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

 

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