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The Importance of Ethics in Today’s Communications Landscape

Your Society at Work

Sunday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.–noon

Join leaders from the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards as they reinforce the importance of ethical standards in today’s public relations planning and communications.

You’ll also:


Mary Graybill, APR, Fellow PRSA, principal, Graybill Communications

Photo of Mary Graybill, APR, Fellow PRSA Graybill works with a diverse family of clients and delivers a full scope of public relations services, including public outreach, public affairs, issues and crisis management, marketing communication and media relations. She chaired the Universal Accreditation Board in 2006, led the team that developed the Candidate’s Study Guide for Accreditation in Public Relations in 2007, and now serves on the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS), and as co-chair of the PRSA Fellows’ GoodFellows program.

George L. Johnson, APR, Fellow PRSA, adjunct professor, University of South Carolina

Janelle M. Guthrie, APR, communications director, Washington State Employment Security Department

Photo of Janelle M. Guthrie, APR Guthrie oversees the financial services, facilities, IT, public affairs and human resources. She previously served as a lobbyist, a communications director and executive communications manager for Microsoft.

James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, The Lukaszewski Group, Division of Risdall PR

Photo of James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Lukaszewski is among the most widely known crisis public relations practitioners and senior executive coaches in North America. His PRSA and IABC webinars, teleconferences and in-person programs have been attended by thousands of practitioners over the last 25 years. Corporate Legal Times lists him as one of the top 28 crisis consultants.

Emmanuel Tchividjian, senior vice president and chief ethics officer, Ruder Finn

Photo of Emmanuel Tchividjian Tchividjian became a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional in 2006, and is a member of the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association. He is the ethics officer of the PRSA New York Chapter, as well as a member (ex-officio) of the National Board of Ethics and Professional Standards.