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Debra D. Peterson, APR, Fellow PRSA, Immediate Past Chair

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

Anthony W. D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a professor of practice in public relations at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, director of its Executive Master’s Program in Communications Management and its Financial and Investor Communications Emphasis. His appointment followed more than 25 years of service in the corporate and agency sectors, including communications leadership roles for ITT Corporation, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Magna International, United Technologies and Sage Marketing Communications.

Currently serving as PRSA’s immediate past chair, D’Angelo’s practice areas include change management, reputation management, branding and marketing communications. He has contributed to two popular public relations textbooks, as well as an array of industry publications, blogs and podcasts. He is also a past chair of PRSA’s College of Fellows, and a founder of PRSA’s MBA program to bring strategic communications content to MBA curricula nationwide.

D’Angelo’s pieces on the importance of strategic communications to organizational leadership have appeared in BusinessWeek, The Financial Times and The Public Relations Strategist, and he has served as a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s “Crisis of the Week” column. He has presented seminars on change management at several conferences and universities over the past 15 years, and writes and speaks regularly on trends in the rapidly changing public relations profession.