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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
Web content coordinator/Admissions eRecruitment & Engagement
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

Aaron Smullin
Communications Manager
Triumph Foods
St. Joseph, MO


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.
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
Sr Dir, Corporate Communications
Sunovion
Marlborough, MA


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 Forces, 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

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

Chair-Elect

Lauren Jarrell
Owner
LJ Communications
Atlanta, GA

 

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