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PRSA-NCC Announces 2015 Board of Directors and National Assembly Delegates

(FAIRFAX, Va. Nov. 3, 2014) The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) today announced its 2015 board of directors and assembly delegates. The board oversees the chapter’s more than 50 annual professional development and awards programs designed to advance professionalism and support career growth. The assembly delegates represent the chapter at the annual PRSA National Assembly. 

“There couldn’t be a more exciting time to lead the nation’s largest PRSA chapter,” said Mitchell Marovitz, Ph.D., APR, incoming president of the NCC and adjunct professor at several universities in the Washington, D.C. area. “Now in our 65th year, and having hosted a highly successful PRSA International Conference, the chapter is entering 2015 with the highest numbers of chapter membership ever. The bar was set high this year, and the new board plans to build on that momentum by offering members relevant and useful professional development and networking opportunities and by developing a thought leadership capability on issues important to the modern practice of public relations. I am honored to serve with these exceptional professionals as we advance the profession in the nation’s capital.”

“Mitch has served the National Capital Chapter as a dedicated volunteer and leader for several years,” said Rebecca Andersen, APR, outgoing president of the NCC and Director of Public Relations at Coriant. “He is an advocate for our industry and a champion of the value of the APR credential. I look forward to supporting him and the 2015 board of directors as they usher the chapter into another year of success.”

The Chapter’s 2015 leadership team includes:

President:
Mitchell Marovitz, Ph.D., APR, Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, George Washington University, University of Maryland University College and Webster University

President-Elect:
Sultana Ali, APR, Public Relations Director, Liquidity Services

Vice Presidents:
Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Director of Public Relations and National Spokesperson, Goodwill Industries International
Jennifer Schleman, APR, Senior Associate Director of Media Relations, American Hospital Association
Susan Apgood, President and CEO, News Generation, Inc.

Treasurer:
Robert Udowitz, Principal, RFP Associates, LLC

Secretary:
Lisa Kiefer, President, Mosaic Communications, LLC

Immediate Past President:  
Rebecca Andersen, APR, Director of Public Relations, Coriant

Two-Year Directors:
Laura Bynum, Media Relations and Communications Manager, American Public Works Association
Stacy Hope, Communications Director, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Myra Oppel, APR, Regional Communications Vice President, Pepco Holdings Inc.
Ellyn Pollack, APR, Fellow PRSA, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Amy Robinson, APR, CAE, Strategic Communications Consultant

One-Year Directors:
Trent Flood, APR, Vice President, Employee Engagement, Edelman
Daniel Selnick, Senior Vice President, Strategic Markets (Public Policy/LatinoWire), Business Wire
Pamela Mooring, APR, Communications Manager, DC Water

2015 National Assembly Delegates:
Jackie Allder, APR, Director, Public Relations and Communications, The Long and Foster Companies
Rebecca Andersen, APR, Director of Public Relations, Coriant
Jennifer Bemisderfer, APR, Principal, jB Communications
Aaron Ellis, APR, Public Affairs Director, American Association of Port Authorities
Suzanne Holroyd, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA, Senior Prevention Advisor, U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Tia Mason Howard, APR, Deputy Director, Media Relations, Leidos
Brigitte Johnson, APR, Communications Manager, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, Senior Public Relations Manager, American Society of Association Executives
Jill Kurtz, APR, Director of Public Relations, American Public University System
Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Director of Public Relations and National Spokesperson, Goodwill Industries International
Mitchell Marovitz, Ph.D., APR, Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, George Washington University, University of Maryland University College and Webster University
Michelle Leff Mermelstein, APR, Public Relations Manager, Wireless Devices, Sprint Corporate Communications
Pam Mooring, APR, Communications Manager, DC Water
Samantha Villegas, APR, Vice President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
 

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About PRSA’s National Capital Chapter
The National Capital Chapter of PRSA (PRSA-NCC) is a professional public relations association of more than 1,500 members in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. PRSA-NCC provides professional development programs, accreditation instruction, and networking. PRSA-NCC also promotes public relations education through five area Public Relations Society of America student chapters. For more information, please visit www.prsa-ncc.org or call (703) 691-9212. Connect with us on Facebook: PRSANCC or follow us on Twitter: @PRSANCC.