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Past Presidents/Chairs

PRSA salutes these individuals who, as volunteers, were elected to the Society's highest office and who have guided the Society so ably during their terms. PRSA acknowledges and offers profound gratitude for the selfless service of the past presidents of the Society.

*Virgil L. Rankin1948
*Averell Broughton1949
 J. Handly Wright, APR, Fellow PRSA1950
*Milton Fairman, APR1951
*Ed Lipscomb, APR, Fellow PRSA1952
*William G. Werner1953
*Frederick Bowes, Jr.1954
*George M. Crowson1955
*W. Howard Chase, APR, Fellow PRSA1956
*Dan J. Forrestal, APR, Fellow PRSA1957
 Kenneth W. Haagensen, APR1958
*Carroll R. West, APR1959
*Kenneth Youel, APR, Fellow PRSA1960
*H.B. Miller, APR1961
*Walter W. Belson, APR1962
*Ward B. Stevenson, APR1963
*Thomas F. Robertson, APR1964
*Ovid R. Davis, APR1965
*Robert B. Wolcott, Jr., APR, Fellow PRSA1966
*J. Carroll Bateman, APR1967
*Edward P. VonderHaar1968
George Hammond, APR, Fellow PRSA1969
*Donald McCammond, APR, Fellow PRSA1970
Jon B. Riffel, APR1971
*Kalman B. Druck, APR, Fellow PRSA1972
*Betsy Ann Plank, APR, Fellow PRSA1973
*Dr. Carl F. Hawver, APR, Fellow PRSA1974
*James F. Fox, APR, Fellow PRSA1975
 Jay Rockey, APR, Fellow PRSA1976
*Kenneth Owler Smith, APR1977
 *Frank W. Wylie, APR, Fellow PRSA1978
*Kerryn King, APR1979
*Patrick Jackson, APR, Fellow PRSA1980
 James A. Little, APR, Fellow PRSA1981
Joseph F. Awad, APR, Fellow PRSA1982
 Judith S. Bogart, APR, Fellow PRSA1983
 Barbara W. Hunter, APR, Fellow PRSA1984
*David Ferguson, APR, Fellow PRSA1985
 Anthony M. Franco1986
 *John W. Felton, APR, Fellow PRSA1986-87
 Dwayne Summar, APR, Fellow PRSA1988
 John L. Paluszek, APR, Fellow PRSA1989
 H. J. (Jerry) Dalton, Jr., APR, Fellow PRSA1990
 Joe S. Epley, APR, Fellow PRSA1991
 Rosalee A. Roberts, APR, Fellow PRSA1992
*Harland W. Warner, APR, Fellow PRSA1993
 Joseph A. Vecchione, APR, Fellow PRSA1994
*John Beardsley, APR1995
 Luis W. Morales, APR, Fellow PRSA1996
 Debra A. Miller, Ed.D., APR, Fellow PRSA1997
 Mary Lynn Cusick, APR1998
 Samuel L. Waltz Jr., APR, Fellow PRSA1999
*Stephen D. Pisinski, APR, Fellow PRSA2000
 Kathleen Larey Lewton, APR, Fellow PRSA2001
 Joann E. Killeen, APR, Fellow PRSA2002
 Reed Bolton Byrum, APR, Fellow PRSA2003
 Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA2004
 Judith T. Phair, APR, Fellow PRSA2005
 Cheryl Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA2006
 Rhoda Weiss, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA2007
 Jeffery P. Julin, APR, Fellow PRSA2008
 Michael G. Cherenson, APR, Fellow PRSA2009
Gary D. McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA2010
Rosanna M. Fiske, APR2011
Gerard F. Corbett, APR, Fellow PRSA2012
Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA2013

* Deceased

 

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