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Meet The PRSA Team

Meet Our Volunteer Leadership

PRSA is powered by dedicated members who share their professional expertise and passion. Our volunteer leadership comprises:

  • National Board of Directors, which has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and oversight of the organization.
  • National Committees, which work on a wide variety of subjects and initiatives of interest to the professional, and further the goals of the Society.
  • Chapter Leadership, offering opportunities in more than 100 local Chapter member organizations.
  • District Leadership, representing Chapters.
  • Past Presidents/Chairs
  • Members Emeriti, a group of professionals who have served PRSA for more than 50 years

Board of Directors

Officers

Jane Dvorak

Chair, APR, Fellow PRSA

President
JKD & Company, Inc.
Lakewood, Colorado

Anthony W. D’Angelo

Chair-Elect, APR, Fellow PRSA

Professor of Practice in Public Relations
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse, New York

Debra Peterson

Treasurer, APR

Vice President
External Communications and Community Relations
CenturyLink

T. Garland Stansell

Secretary, APR

Chief Communications Officer
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

Mark W. McClennan

Immediate Past Chair, APR

Senior Vice President
MSLGROUP
Waltham, Massachusetts

Directors

Richard J. Batyko

APR, Fellow PRSA

Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications and Development
Team NEO
Cleveland, Ohio

Amy T. Coward

APR, Fellow PRSA

Vice President, Public Relations
Palmetto Health Foundation
Columbia, South Carolina

Ronele M. Dotson

APR

President
RAD Strategies Inc.
Reno, Nevada

Don Hale

Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Georgia State University
Atlanta

Robert T. Hastings, Jr.

APR+M, Fellow PRSA

Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs
Bell Helicopter
Fort Worth, Texas

Jo Ann S. LeSage Nelson

APR

Vice President, Client Services
Pierce Communications
Albany, New York

Andrew McCaskill

APR

Senior Vice President
Nielsen
New York, New York

Michelle Olson

APR

General Manager
Fingerpaint
Scottsdale, Arizona

Sam James Morrey Sims

APR

Director of Public Relations and Marketing
US Fleet Tracking
Edmond, Oklahoma

Bonnie P. Upright

APR

Senior Vice President
Olympus Foundation Management
Orange Park, Florida

Samantha Julie Villegas

APR

President
SaVi PR, LLC
South Riding, Virginia

Kevin M. Waetke

APR

Vice President, Strategic Communications
National Pork Board
Clive, Iowa

Senior Counsel

Raymond L. Kotcher

Fellow PRSA

Professor of the Practice
Boston University College of Communication
Boston, Massachusetts

Non-Executive Chairman
Ketchum
New York

Scott W. Thornburg

Public Relations Specialist
Oracle
Redwood City, California

Staff

Joseph P. Truncale

Chief Executive Officer

Philip T. Bonaventura

Chief Financial Officer

Laura Kane

Chief Communications Officer



Jeneen Garcia

Executive Director of PRSSA

Jay Starr

Senior Vice President of Membership