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National Capital Chapter Announces 2013 Board of Directors

November 1, 2012

Fairfax, Va.  – The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) today announced its 2013 slate of elected officers, board of directors, and assembly delegates. The board, led by incoming chapter president, Samantha Villegas, APR, oversees the chapter’s more than 50 annual professional development and awards programs designed to advance professionalism and support career growth.

“The 2013 slate represents an excellent mix of leadership in the nonprofit, corporate and government fields of public relations, and therefore reflects the membership of the chapter quite well. As I look down the list I am humbled by the amazing talent that will join me each month around the table. It’s going to be a great year,” said Villegas.

Villegas is joined by 12 newly elected members of the board of directors and seven assembly delegates, as well as six returning directors, who are serving two-year terms, and returning assembly delegates.  The Chapter’s 2013 leadership team is listed below:

President: Samantha Villegas, APR, President, SaVi PR, LLC

President-Elect: Rebecca Andersen, APR, Partner, Pacific Bridge Marketing

Vice Presidents:
Ellen Birek, Vice President, External Relations, Ogilvy Washington
Amy Goodwin, APR, Director, Institutional Communications, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Robert Udowitz, Principal, RFP Associates, LLC

Treasurer:
Mitchel Marovitz, APR, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College

Secretary:
Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Director of Public Relations, Goodwill Industries International

Immediate Past President:  Suzanne Holroyd, Ph.D., APR+M, Department of Defense

Two-Year Directors:
Sultana Ali, APR, Senior Public Relations Manager, Liquidity Services, Inc.
Debbie Friez, Vice President, Major Accounts, BurrellesLuce
Sabrina Kidwai, Senior PR Manager, ASAE
Pam Mooring, APR, Communications Manager, DC Water
Jay Morris, President, Jay Morris Communications, LLC
Jennifer Schleman, APR, Senior Associate Manager, Public Relations, American Hospital Association

One-Year Directors:
Marmie Tuerff Edwards, APR, CAE, Communications Consultant
Sheri Singer, President, Singer Communications
Tiffany Young, Public Relations Manager, American Public University System

Assembly Delegates:
bj Altschul, APR, Director, External Relations, Montgomery County Humane Society
Rebecca Andersen, APR, Partner, Pacific Bridge Marketing
John Clemons, APR, IABC Fellow, President, Clemons Communications
Aaron Ellis, APR, Director, Communications, American Association of Port Authorities
Rochelle Ford, APR, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, School of Communications, Howard University
Tia Mason Howard, APR, Communications Specialist, SAIC
Sabrina Kidwai, Senior PR Manager, ASAE
Jill Kurtz, APR
Michelle Leff Mermelstein, APR,
Wireless Device Public Relations Group Manager, Sprint
Mitchell Marovitz, APR, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
Pam Mooring, APR, Communications Manager, DC Water
Phil Simon, APR, Managing Director, American Institute of Architects

About the National Capital Chapter
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