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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

Anthony W. D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA

Chair

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

Debra Peterson, APR

Chair-Elect

Vice President
External Communications and Community Relations
CenturyLink

T. Garland Stansell, APR

Treasurer

Chief Communications Officer
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

Ronele M. Dotson, APR

Secretary

President
RAD Strategies Inc.
Reno, Nevada

Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA

Immediate Past Chair

President
JKD & Company, Inc.
Lakewood, Colorado

Directors

Joseph Abreu

APR

Communications Manager
Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County
Fort Pierce, Floria

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

Michelle Egan

APR, Fellow PRSA

Corporate Communications Director
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Anchorage, Alaska

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

Robert “Pritch” Pritchard

APR, Fellow PRSA

Instructor & Faculty Adviser, Lindsey+Asp
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma

Scott W. Thornburg

APR

Senior Public Relations Manager
Sojern
San Francisco, California

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

Felicia Walker Blow

APR

Associate Vice President of Development & Campaign Director
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia

Raymond L. Kotcher

Fellow PRSA

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

Non-Executive Chairman
Ketchum
New York

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