National Leadership Team

PRSA is powered by dedicated members who share their professional expertise and passion.

Our volunteer leadership comprises:

Governing Documents:

Board of Directors

Officers

Debra Peterson, APR

Chair

Vice President
Corporate Communications
CenturyLink
New Century, Kansas

T. Garland Stansell, APR

Chair-Elect

Chief Communications Officer
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

Ronele M. Dotson, APR

Treasurer

President
RAD Strategies Inc.
Reno, Nevada

Jo Ann S. LeSage Nelson, APR

Secretary

Vice President, Client Services
Pierce Communications,
Albany, New York

Anthony W. D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA

Immediate Past Chair

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

Directors

Joseph Abreu

APR

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

Richard J. Batyko

APR, Fellow PRSA

Executive Director, Marketing
YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Errol Cockfield

Senior Vice President for Communications
MSNBC
New York, New York

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

Jane N. Law

APR

Communications Manager
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
Bedford, New Hampshire

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

Ana Toro

APR, Fellow PRSA

Senior Partner, Multicultural Marketing
Clearview Communications & Public Relations
Atlanta, Georgia

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 Blow

APR

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

Brian Price

Corporate Communications Manager
Starwood Retail Partners
Chicago, Illinois

Staff

Joseph P. Truncale

Chief Executive Officer

Philip T. Bonaventura

Chief Financial Officer

Torry Burdick

Chief Marketing Officer



Jeneen Garcia

Executive Director of PRSSA

Jay Starr

Senior Vice President of Membership