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The Public Relations Society of America Seeks Candidates to Fill Three Annually Available Executive Committee Positions and Six Director Positions; One At-Large Seat is Available to both APR and Non-APR Member

To be eligible for an officer position, the candidate must meet the eligibility criteria required of a District director and must have served on the PRSA National board. A person currently serving as a director may seek to be elected for an officer position.

Final selections will be presented for a vote by the PRSA Leadership Assembly in Boston, Mass. on Saturday, Oct. 7. For questions about the nomination process, contact Donna Jonas at PRSA Headquarters or by phone at (212) 460-1403.

NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 – The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is seeking eligible members to lead the society in 2018. The annual PRSA Board of Directors leadership recruitment process is now open and all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Members of the PRSA Board of Directors serve as the public face and voice of the organization, act on behalf of the entire public relations profession, assist with committees and provide strategic guidance and valuable insight into industry trends.

“For 70 years, PRSA has lead the communication profession as a connector of professionals, an advocate for the industry, and a facilitator of education and ethical practices,” said Kathy Barbour, APR, 2017 chair of the Nominating Committee. “As we enter a profound time of change in our profession, this is an opportunity for our members to both add to our rich history and guide the evolution and growth of public relations by serving in a leadership capacity with PRSA’s board of directors. I encourage all qualified PRSA members to step up for board service and accept this challenge.”

PRSA is seeking candidates to fill the three annually available Executive Committee positions as well as Director positions for five Districts and one At-Large position. The open positions are as follows:

  • Chair-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director, Midwest District (two-year term)
  • Director, North Pacific District (two-year term)
  • Director, Southeast District (two-year term)
  • Director, Southwest District (two-year term)
  • Director, Sunshine District (two-year term)
  • Director, At-Large (available to non-APR members)

Teleconferences hosted by members of the PRSA Executive Committee and PRSA’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph Truncale are scheduled to discuss the requirements for serving on the PRSA Board of Directors and to answer candidates’ questions.

Board Candidates Calls:

Chair-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary Applicants
Wed., March 22, 2017
4 p.m. (ET)

District Director and At-Large Director Applicants
Thurs., March 23, 2017
3 p.m. (ET)

 

Dial-in Information
See Leadership Recruitment Forum in MyPRSA

 

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for a District director position, the applicant must be Accredited in Public Relations (APR), be a member of the society in good standing and have at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Held a leadership role within the Society, including, but not limited to, served as a member of a Chapter, District or Section board of directors, chaired a national or local committee or task force, or served as an Assembly delegate; or
  • Served as a public relations professional for 20 or more years, with increasing levels of responsibility.

To be eligible for an At-Large director position, the applicant must be a member of the society in good standing and have at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Held a leadership role within the Society, including, but not limited to, served as a member of a Chapter, District or Section board of directors, chaired a national or local committee or take force, or served as an Assembly delegate; or
  • Served as a public relations professional for 20 or more years, with increasing levels of responsibility.

About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the largest professional organization serving the communications community committed to advancing communication professional and profession. PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities; and sets the standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct for the public relations industry.  PRSA has more than 32,000 members, representing more than 21,000 professional members and approximately 11,000 student members in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which is active at more than 340 colleges and universities.

Contact(s):
Annmarie Gioia
PRSA
Director, Integrated Communications
212-460-0307