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PRSA 2021 Board of Directors Applicants

The 2021 Board of Directors application process is complete, with seven PRSA members submitting applications for Officer positions and 18 members submitting applications for Director positions for review and consideration.



Amy T. Coward, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President, Public Relations
Prisma Health Midlands Foundation
Columbia, South Carolina

Ronele M. Dotson, APR
RAD Strategies Inc.
Reno, Nevada


Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA
Chief Communications Officer
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Anchorage, Alaska


Joseph Abreu, APR
Communications & Emergency Management Director
Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County
Fort Pierce, Florida

Susan Balcom Walton, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Public Relations Professor
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, Idaho

Felicia Blow, APR
Associate Vice President for Development & Campaign Director
Hampton University
West Hampton, Virginia

Anita Ford Saunders, APR
AFS Communication
Middletown, Connecticut


Board of Directors

East Central District Director

Jennifer Day, MS, APR
Great Lakes Regional Coordinator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mid-Atlantic District Director

Kevin Gaydosh, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director of Public Relations/Strategic Planner
Obrien et al. Advertising
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mitchell E. Marovitz, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director, Communications, Journalism, and Speech Program
University of Maryland Global Campus
Adelphi, Maryland

Jeff Wilson, APR
Vice President, Agency Marketing and Promotion
Richmond, Virginia

Northeast District Director

Jane N. Law, APR
Internal/HR Communications Manager
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
Bedford, New Hampshire

Joseph Stabb, Ph.D., TE, APR, ACUE
Assistant Professor
State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, New York

Tri-State District Director

James Shackelford, APR
President & CEO
SomaComm Inc
New York, New York

Western District Director

Dr. Kaye Sweetser, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Professor of Public Relations & Director of
Glen M. Broom Center for Professional Development
San Diego State University
San Diego, California

M. Eilene Wollslager, Ph.D., APR
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
Regis University
Denver, Colorado

Director At-Large

J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA
PRDC Public Relations
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Charles Robert Bloom
Executive Associate Athletics Director/Chief Communications Officer/Chief of Staff
University of South Carolina Athletics Department
Columbia, South Carolina

Ray Day
Vice Chair
Arlington, Virginia

Valerie Fields
Chief PR PRO
Raleigh, North Carolina

Ellie Javadi, APR
Vice President
Norwest Venture Partners
Palo Alto, California

Cathy Morley Foster
Morley Foster Consulting
Moraga, California

Dr. Mike Porter, APR
Distinguished Service Professor, Opus College of Business
University of St. Thomas
Bloomington, Minnesota

Rita Tateel
The Celebrity Source
Los Angeles, California

Peter C Woolfolk
Communications Strategies
Brentwood, Tennessee


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For questions about logging into MyPRSA, submitting comments, nominating by petition or any additional information, contact Romie Ares romie.ares@prsa.org or at (212) 460-1403.

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