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Silicon Valley Chapter


Executive Officers

President Mar Junge
President-Elect Elisabeth Handler
Immediate Past President David McCulloch
Secretary/Treasurer Melissa Junge


Programs Oversight Chair Elisabeth Handler
Blockbuster Events Co-Chairs Jason Grosse & Andy Steen
Event Logistics & Operations Director Monika Hathaway

Chapter Services

Advocacy Chair Vanessa Yanez
       Social Media Task Force Leaders Blake Menezes & Lisa Poulson
       Committee Members Lindsay Kniffin, Megan Alley, Sheerin Salimi, Kati Dahm, Chris Blake, Taylor Hirsh, Sahana Jayaraman
Assembly Representative Mar Junge
District Representative Travis Murdock
Marketing Co-Chairs Julie Quattro & Ken Ma
Membership Chair Krista Todd
      Committee Leader Carolyn Galvante
      Committee Members Jessica Monney, Kelly Maxwell, Prachi Bhardwaj, MattDentone
Nominating Committee Chair Mar Junge
Sponsorship Chair Laurie Garvey
Committee Member Melissa Junge
Board Member Emeritus Paula Dunne

Member Services

Accreditation Co-Chairs David Vossbrink & Elisabeth Handler
Diversity Chair Vanessa Villatoro
Mentorship Chair Scott Thornburg
      Committee Members Caroline Skinner & Carolyn Galvante
Networking Co-Chairs Ellie Javadi & Julianne Rowe
Professional Development Chair David McCulloch

Past Presidents 

1998 Anita Giani, APR, Founding President, PRSA Silicon Valley Chapter

1999 & 2000 Kathleen A. Martinelli, Assoc. Professor, Journalism & Mass Communications, San Jose State University

2001 Michele M. Pendergraft, APR, Marketing Manager, RadNet

2002 William Leonard, APR, Retired

2003 Gary Katz, APR, Founder and Chairman, Marketing Operations Partners

2004 Sheri Benjamin, Chair, Vistage International

2005 Dave Black, Executive Vice President, Voce Communications

2006 Julie McHenry, President, Communications Insight

2007 Paula Dunne, President and Senior Consultant, Contos Dunne Communications

2008 Travis Murdock, Senior Vice President, Edelman

2009 Ryan J. Donovan, Vice President Corporate Communications, Practice Fusion

2010 Samantha Moore, Chief Communications Officer, Jive Software

2011 David J. Vossbrink, APR, Director of Communications City of San Jose

2012 Vanessa Yanez, San Francisco Technology Practice Director, FleishmanHillard

2013 David McCulloch, Senior Director Corporate Communications, Cisco


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