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National Leadership

Staff Leadership

Staff Leadership

Philip Bonaventura

Philip T. Bonaventura

Chief Financial Officer  

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Torry Burdick

Torry Burdick

Chief Marketing Officer  

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Jeneen Garcia

Jeneen Garcia

Executive Director of PRSSA

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Karen Mateo

Karen Mateo

Chief Communications Officer  

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Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Vice President of Information Technology

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John Robinson

John Robinson

Vice President of Business Development

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Jay Starr

Jay Starr

Senior Vice President of Member Services

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Karla Voth

Karla Voth

Vice President of Special Events and Programs

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Officers

Garland Stansell

T. Garland Stansell, APR, Chair

Chief Communications Officer
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

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Portrait Headshot of Michelle Olson

Michelle Olson, APR, Chair-Elect

Managing Director
Lambert
Phoenix, Arizona

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Michelle Egan

Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA, Treasurer

Corporate Communications Director
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Anchorage, Alaska

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Amy Coward

Amy T. Coward, APR, Fellow PRSA, Secretary

Vice President, Public Relations
Prisma Health Midlands Foundation
Columbia, South Carolina

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DebraPeterson

Debra Peterson, APR, Immediate Past Chair

President
Comm365
Overland Park, Kansas   

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Directors

Rick Batyko

Richard J. Batyko, APR, Fellow PRSA

Executive Director, Marketing 
YMCA of Greater Cleveland

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Jacqueline Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA

Jacqueline Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA

West Regional Government Relations & Public Affairs
LafargeHolcim NA
Lees Summit, Missouri

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Erroll Cockfield

Errol Cockfield

Senior Vice President for Communications
MSNBC
New York, New York

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JorgeDGaray

Jorge F. D’Garay

President & CEO
MXUS Public Relations
San Diego, California

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AngelaWaltersEveillard_APR

Angela Walters Eveillard, APR

Strategic Communications Officer
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, Florida

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HeideHarrell_APR

Heide Harrell, APR

Director of Marketing and Business Development
Rose Law Firm
Little Rock, Arkansas

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DeniseHill_Board

Denise Hill, Ph.D., APR

Assistant Professor
Elon University School of Communications
Elon, North Carolina

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Jane Law

Jane N. Law, APR

Communications Manager 
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
Bedford, New Hampshire  

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KayeSweetser_Board

Kaye Sweetser, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA

Professor
San Diego State University School of Journalism & Media Studies
San Diego, California

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Ana Toro

Ana Toro, APR, Fellow PRSA

Public Affairs Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

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Scott_Trotter_APR

Scott Trotter, APR

Senior Director of Communications
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah

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Samantha V

Samantha Villegas, APR

Senior Consultant
Raftelis
South Riding, Virginia

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Senior Counsel

Brian Price

Brian Price

Global Communications Partner
AXIS Capital
Chicago, Illinois

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