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Executive Committee


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


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


Rosemary Reid Taylor, APR
Communications Director
City of Brookhaven, Georgia
Atlanta, GA


Rachael A. Gibson
Director, Local and Regional Government Affairs
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Members At-Large

Barbara A. Burfeind, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Chief, VI Strategy & Plans
Defense Visual Information (DVI)
Fort Meade, MD

Robert E. Dittmer, APR
Director of Public Relations
Indiana Department of Revenue
Indianapolis, IN

Stephanie M. McFarland, APR
Principal Owner
McFarland PR & Public Affairs, LLC
New Palestine, IN

Judith E. Webb, APR
Executive Vice President
U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC


Joseph V. Trahan, III, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
President/Chief Executive Officer & Media Relations Trainer
Trahan & Associates & GSU
Mcdonough, GA

Social Media Manager

Kimberly Lynn Balega
Public Relations Manager
Red Wing Shoe Company
Red Wing, MN

Membership Chair

Kara Ann Allison, APR
Director of Communications; Government & Community Relations
Hull & Associates, Inc.
Dublin, OH


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