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Executive Committee


Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR
Sr. Public Affairs/Public Relations Exec
Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff's Office
Jacksonville, FL


Enrico L. Callender
Director of Government Relations
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Immediate Past Chair

Brook DeWalt, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Public Affairs Director
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Honolulu, HI


Rosemary Reid Taylor, APR
PR Focus
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/CEO/InternationalMedia Relations Trainer
Trahan & Associates
Mcdonough, GA

Social Media Manager

Kimberly Lynn Balega
Public Relations Manager
Wingstop Inc.
Dallas, TX

Membership Chair

Kara Ann Allison, APR
Director, Project Development & Communications
Environmental Management Specialists, Inc.
Groveport, OH

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