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Section Council

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
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA

Board Liaison

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


Association/Nonprofit

Chair

Denise Bortree
Associate Professor
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Chair-Elect

Richard D. Waters
Associate Professor
University of San Francisco
San Jose, CA


Corporate Communications

Chair

Meghan Gross
President
GEM Strategic Communications
Pennington, NJ

Chair-Elect

Dina M. Silver Pokedoff, APR
External Communications Manager
Saint-Gobain Corporation
Valley Forge, PA


Counselors Academy

Chair

Michael Neumeier, Jr., APR
Principal
Arketi Group
Atlanta, GA

Chair-Elect

Abbie S. Fink
VP/General Mgr.
HMA Public Relations
Phoenix, AZ

Immediate Past Chair

Indra Gardiner
Founder/Chief Influence Officer
I.D.E.A.
San Diego, CA


Counselors to Higher Education

Chair

Joseph A. Brennan, Ph.D., APR
Vice President for Strategic Communications
Universty of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Chair-Elect

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


Educators Academy

Chair

Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

Chair-Elect

Marcia W. DiStaso, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Penn State University
University Park, PA


Employee Communications

Chair

Sean David Williams
Chair, Employee Comm Section & Owner
Communication AMMO, Inc.
Moreland Hills, OH

Chair-Elect

Nancy C. Syzdek, APR
Corporate Communications
JT3 LLC
Las Vegas, NV


Entertainment & Sports

Chair

Shawn Warmstein
Account Director
rbb Public Relations
Plantation, FL

Chair-Elect

Stefan Celuch
President
Steve Celuch Promotions, LLC
Madison, AL


Financial Communications

Chair

Kent Wissinger
Communications Manager
Wilmington Trust
Wilmington, DE

Chair-Elect

Pamela E. Kearney, APR
Director, Investor Relations
Tortoise Capital Advisors
Leawood, KS


Health Academy

Chair

Joyce A. Lofstrom, APR
Senior Director, Corp Communications
HIMSS
Chicago, IL

Chair-Elect

Candace Steele Flippin, APR
Vice President, Public Relations & External Communications
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
St. Paul, MN


Independent Practitioners Alliance

Chair

Nathan K. Hokama, APR
Principal
Strategic Communication Solutions, LLC
Honolulu, HI

Chair-Elect

Gina M. Milani
President
Milani Marketing & Public Relations, LLC
Menlo Park, CA


New Professionals

Chair

Heather Sliwinski
Account Supervisor
Grayling
San Francisco, CA

Chair-Elect

Nick Lucido
Account Supervisor
Edelman Digital
Chicago, IL


Public Affairs & Government

Chair

Brook DeWalt, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Public Affairs Officer
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Pearl Harbor, HI

Chair-Elect

Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR
Special Assistant to Sheriff
Office of the Sheriff
Jacksonville, FL


Technology

Chair

Stephen W. Loudermilk
Global Director, Media and Industry Analyst Relations
LexisNexis
Alpharetta, GA

Chair-Elect

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


Travel & Tourism

Chair

Mary Cracchiolo-Spain, APR
Regional Director
MGM Resorts International
Biloxi, MS

Chair-Elect

Jeffrey D. Ory, ABC, APR
President
il Stratega
Metairie, LA

 

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