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Public Affairs and Government Section Leadership


Chair

Rachael A. Gibson
Deputy Administrative Officer
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, Ca


Chair-Elect

Jennifer Elting
Senior Public Information Specialist (PIO)
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Cleveland, OH


Immediate Past Chair

Judith E. Webb, APR
Executive Vice President
International WELL Building Institute
New York, NY


Secretary

Lori Croy
Director of Communications
Division of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration
Jefferson City, MO


Members At-Large

Barbara A. Burfeind, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Consultant, Mentor/Trainer, Fairfax,VA

Rick Callender, Esq.
Chief of External Affairs
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Jennifer N. Day, APR
Great Lakes Regional Coordinator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ann Arbor, MI

Brook DeWalt, APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Director of Public Affairs Operations
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Janelle M. Guthrie, APR, Fellow PRSA
Communications Director
Washington State Employment Security Department
Tumwater, WA

Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR
Owner
Cat 5 Communications, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Melanie Brown
Public Affairs
State of Michigan
Farmington Hills, MI

Dr. Joe Trahan, APR, Fellow PRSA
President / CEO
Trahan & Associates
McDonough, CA

Jennifer Elting
Senior Public Information Specialist (PIO)
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Cleveland, OH

Jane Groff
Community Relations Manager
City of Maryville
Maryville, TN

Lori Croy
Director of Communications
Division of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration
Jefferson City, MO