August 2, 2011
The PRSA Nominating Committee has announced its nominees for PRSA’s 2012 leadership positions.
Completing the nomination process, the committee, led by 2009 PRSA Chair and CEO Michael G. Cherenson, APR, Fellow PRSA, selected 11 candidates for officer, open board and Assembly Delegate-at-Large Positions. The nominees will stand for election by a vote of the PRSA Leadership Assembly Oct. 15 at the PRSA 2011 International Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The nominees for 2012 officer positions are: chair-elect, Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA, managing director, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Atlanta; treasurer, Kathy Barbour, APR, communications manager, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.; and secretary, David C. Rickey, APR, senior vice president, communications, Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham, Ala.
The committee also nominated eight individuals for open PRSA Board of Directors and PRSA Assembly-at-Large positions, as follows:
Jane E. Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, JKD & Company Inc., Lakewood, Colo.
Diane Gage Lofgren, APR, Fellow PRSA, senior vice president, brand strategy, communications and public relations, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Oakland, Calif.
Mark W. McClennan, APR, senior vice president, Schwartz Communications Inc., Waltham, Mass.
Elizabeth A. Pecsi, APR, Fellow PRSA, director, executive communications, Unisys Corp., El Cajon, Calif.
Janet C. Hart, CFEE, APR, vice president, public relations and communications, Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont, Charlotte, N.C.
Kurt A. Wise, Ph.D., APR, associate professor and chair, public relations department, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn.
International Assembly Delegates-at-Large
Peter J. Codella, II, APR, CEO, Codella Marketing LLC, Woods Cross, Utah.
Quentin Alistair Langley, lecturer, London Metropolitan University, Woking, United Kingdom.Incumbent Directors
Rounding out the roster of PRSA leaders are the incumbent members of the Board, including:
PRSA Chair and CEO Rosanna M. Fiske, APR, program director and associate professor of public relations and advertising, Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Miami.
PRSA Chair- and CEO-elect Gerard F. Corbett, APR, Fellow PRSA, CEO and founder, Redphlag LLC, San Bruno, Calif.