New Year, New Board, New Opportunity

Happy New Year PRSA Pittsburgh members! After serving as your Vice President for the last year, I’m excited (and a bit overwhelmed) to take over as President in 2016. Last year, we did some networking, learned a ton, and had a lot of fun. Through it all, I had the opportunity to get to know many of you, but unfortunately, there are still dozens of our members I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet. I hope that changes in 2016.

One of the reasons I moved back home to Pittsburgh last year was to be a part of the revitalization of this city. From academia to healthcare to tech, it seems like everywhere you look, someone is doing something that’s never been done here before. I was incredibly lucky to see firsthand that this same energy and passion exists within our PR and marketing communities. In 2016, I hope to amplify this across all of our 200+ members.

And this all starts with our fantastic Board of Directors. I’m thrilled that many of our Board members have chosen to stay involved this year, and I can’t wait to work with them again. Below you’ll find our 2016 Board of Directors.

Position: Name:
President Steve_Radick
Immediate Past President Meredith_Blake_Amoroso
Vice President Meredith_Klein
Treasurer Caitlin_Driscoll
Secretary Darcey Garda
Programming Director Elizabeth_Bacheson
Renaissance Awards Co-Chair Amanda_Hardt
Renaissance Awards Co-Chair Noah_Fleming
Speaker Series Lead Mendy_Nestor
Professional Development Co-Chair Robin_Rectenwald
Professional Development Co-Chair  
Young Professionals Co-Chair Jamie_Kurke
Young Professionals Co-Chair Livia_Vissat
Communications Director Chelsea_Cummins
Social Media/Publicity Samantha_McClintock
Blog Coordinator  Valerie_Bennett
Website Lead JoAnn_Jenny
Multimedia Lead Tim_Long
Member Services Jessica_Franklin
Diversity/Ethics Eric_Winkfield
Student Liaison Bob O’Gara
Student Liaison Eric_Winkfield
Directory/Job Bank Dr.Andrew_Lingwall
Public Service  
Accreditation Jeff_Worden
Senior Practitioners Liaison Allison_Peiritsch

If you are interested in submitting your name for a role not currently filled, please let me know ASAP. Email me at

In 2016, I’m looking forward to working with them and you to make PRSA Pittsburgh more valuable, collaborative, and fun than ever before. Several of us are meeting in early January to work through the 2016 Strategic Plan, but I do know that we’ll be focused on three things in the New Year:

  1. Activating a greater % of our 200+ members.
  2. Enhancing our communications and engagement with our membership.
  3. Increasing the value proposition that PRSA Pittsburgh offers you, your organization, and the community.

Check back often as we’ll be using our blog and our social channels Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube to involve you as much as possible as we work toward these goals.

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