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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 Membership

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Karla Voth

Karla Voth

Vice President of Special Events and Programs

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Officers

DebraPeterson

Debra Peterson, APR, Chair

President
Comm365
Overland Park, Kansas   

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Garland Stansell

T. Garland Stansell, APR, Chair-Elect 

Chief Communications Officer
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

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Ronele Dotson

Ronele M. Dotson, APR, Treasurer 

President
RAD Strategies Inc.
Reno, Nevada

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Jo Ann LeSage Nelson

Jo Ann S. LeSage Nelson, APR, Secretary

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

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D.Angelo.lowres

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

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Directors

Joseph-Abreu 1

Joseph Abreu, APR

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

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Rick Batyko

Richard J. Batyko, APR, Fellow PRSA

Executive Director, Marketing 
YMCA of Greater Cleveland

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Erroll Cockfield

Errol Cockfield

Senior Vice President for Communications
MSNBC
New York, New York

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Amy Coward

Amy T. Coward, APR, Fellow PRSA

Vice President, Public Relations
Palmetto Health Foundation
Columbia, South Carolina

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Michelle Egan

Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA

Corporate Communications Director
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Anchorage, Alaska

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Jane Law

Jane N. Law, APR

Communications Manager 
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
Bedford, New Hampshire  

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Michelle Olsoln

Michelle Olson, APR

Managing Director
Lambert
Phoenix, Arizona

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Pritch

Robert “Pritch” Pritchard, APR, Fellow PRSA

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

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Scott Thornburg

Scott W. Thornburg, APR

Senior Public Relations Manager
Sojern
San Francisco, 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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Samantha V

Samantha Villegas, APR

Senior Consultant
Raftelis
South Riding, Virginia

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Kevin Waetke

Kevin M. Waetke, APR

Vice President, Strategic Communications
National Pork Board
Clive, Iowa

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Senior Counsel

Felicia Blow

Felicia Blow, APR

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

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Brian Price

Brian Price

Global Communications Partner
AXIS Capital
Chicago, Illinois

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