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Section Council

Co-Chairs

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

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

Michael L. Warden, APR
Vice President, Institute Communications
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Board Liaison

T. Garland Stansell, APR
Chief Communications Officer
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, AL


Association/Nonprofit

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Michelle Stuffmann
Director of Outreach & Communications
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Los Angeles, CA

Immediate Past Chair

Denise Bortree
Associate Professor
Penn State University
University Park, PA


Corporate Communications

Chair

Courtney K. Reynolds
Director, Communications
Exelis
Clifton, NJ

Immediate Past Chair

Meghan Gross
President
GEM Strategic Communications
Pennington, NJ


Counselors Academy

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Martin Waxman, APR
President
Martin Waxman Communications
Toronto, ON

Immediate Past Chair

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


Counselors to Higher Education

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

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

Immediate Past Chair

Michael L. Warden, APR
Vice President, Institute Communications
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA


Educators Academy

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Immediate Past Chair

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


Employee Communications

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Ally R. Bunin
AVP, Internal Communications
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Great Neck, NY

Immediate Past Chair

Sean David Williams
2015 Past Chair, Employee Comm Section & Owner
Communication AMMO, Inc.
Moreland Hills, OH


Entertainment & Sports

Chair

Stefan Celuch
President
Steve Celuch Promotions, LLC
Madison, AL

Immediate Past Chair

Shawn Warmstein
Account Director
rbb Public Relations
Plantation, FL


Financial Communications

Chair

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

Immediate Past Chair

Kent Wissinger
Communications Manager
Wilmington Trust
Wilmington, DE


Health Academy

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Ellen Beth Levitt
Asst. Director, Internal Communications
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Immediate Past Chair

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


Independent Practitioners Alliance

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

James W. Arnold, APR
Principal
PRDC
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Immediate Past Chair

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


New Professionals

Chair

Nick Lucido
Account Supervisor
Edelman
São Paulo

Chair-Elect

Jessica Layne Noonan
Associate
Burson-Marsteller
New York, NY

Immediate Past Chair

Heather Sliwinski
Account Manager
MIGHTY PR
San Francisco, CA


Public Affairs & Government

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Rick Callender
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Immediate Past Chair

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


Technology

Chair

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

Immediate Past Chair

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


Travel & Tourism

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Lauren Jarrell
President
LJ Communications
Atlanta, GA

Immediate Past Chair

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

 

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