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Section Council

Co-Chairs

Marcia W. DiStaso, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Abbie S. Fink
VP/General Mgr.
HMA Public Relations
Phoenix, AZ

Jeffrey D. Ory, ABC, APR
President
il Stratega
Metairie, LA

Board Liaison

Don Hale
V P, PR and Marketing Communications
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA


Association/Nonprofit

Chair

Michelle Stuffmann
Director of Outreach & Communications
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Los Angeles, CA

Chair-Elect

Deanna Martin
Membership and Communications Director
American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association
Chicago, IL

Immediate Past Chair

Richard D. Waters
Associate Professor
University of San Francisco
San Jose, CA


Corporate Communications

Chair

Sandra L. Knight, APR
Director, Corporate Public Relations
SmithGroupJJR, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Chair-Elect

Sarah P. Huddle, APR
President
Albright Group Strategic Communications
Richmond, VA

Immediate Past Chair

Courtney K. Reynolds
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Northwestern Mutual
Milwaukee, WI


Counselors Academy

Chair

Martin Waxman, APR
President
Martin Waxman Communications
Toronto, ON

Chair-Elect

Tom Garrity
President
The Garrity Group
Albuquerque, NM

Immediate Past Chair

Abbie S. Fink
VP/General Mgr.
HMA Public Relations
Phoenix, AZ


Counselors to Higher Education

Chair

James Nick Katsaounis
Associate Vice President, University Communications
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Chair-Elect

Matthew Nagel, APR
Director of Public Affairs
New York University
Westfield, NJ

Immediate Past Chair

Joseph A. Brennan, Ph.D., APR
Vice President for Communication & Marketing
University at Albany
Albany, NY


Educators Academy

Chair

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Chair-Elect

Gemma R. Puglisi
Asst Prof
American University
Washington, DC

Immediate Past Chair

Marcia W. DiStaso, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Penn State University
University Park, PA


Employee Communications

Chair

Ally R. Bunin
AVP, Organizational Communications
Northwell Health
Great Neck, NY

Chair-Elect

Becky Graebe
Sr Corporate Communications Manager
SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, NC

Immediate Past Chair

Nancy C. Weaver, APR
Internal Communications Manager
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV


Entertainment & Sports

Chair

Natalie P. Mikolich
President/Publicist
NPM | PR
Boca Raton, FL

Chair-Elect

Andrew J. McGowan
Visiting Professor
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA


Financial Communications

Chair

Pamela E. Kearney, APR
Director, Investor Relations
Tortoise Capital Advisors
Leawood, KS

Chair-Elect

Stacy L. Schubert
Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Anchorage, AK

Immediate Past Chair

Kent Wissinger
Communications Manager
Wilmington Trust
Wilmington, DE


Health Academy

Chair

Ellen Beth Levitt
Asst. Director, Internal Communications
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Richardson, TX

Chair-Elect

Brendon Thomas Shank
Associate Vice President, Communications
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Immediate Past Chair

Candace Steele Flippin, APR
Vice President, Public Relations & External Communications
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
St. Paul, MN


Independent Practitioners Alliance

Chair

James W. Arnold, APR
Principal
PRDC
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Immediate Past Chair

Gina M. Milani
President
Milani Marketing & Public Relations, LLC
Angels Camp, CA


New Professionals

Chair

Jessica Layne Noonan
Associate
Burson-Marsteller
New York, NY

Chair-Elect

Brian Price
Assistant Account Executive
Edelman
Chicago, IL

Immediate Past Chair

Nick Lucido
Senior Account Supervisor
Edelman
Chicago, IL


Public Affairs & Government

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

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

Immediate Past Chair

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


Technology

Chair

Alyssa W. Eggum
Global Communications l Public Relations l Branding
Platform Communications Group, LLC
New York, NY

Chair-Elect

Shawn Gaines
Director of Marketing Communications
kCura
Chicago, IL

Immediate Past Chair

Sam James Morrey Sims, APR
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
US Fleet Tracking
Edmond, OK


Travel & Tourism

Chair

Lauren Jarrell
President
LJ Communications
Atlanta, GA

Chair-Elect

Alison Collins Lundberg
Vice President
J Public Relations
San Diego, CA

 
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