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.
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
|Immediate Past President||Meredith_Blake_Amoroso|
|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|
|Student Liaison||Bob O’Gara|
|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 email@example.com.
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:
- Activating a greater % of our 200+ members.
- Enhancing our communications and engagement with our membership.
- Increasing the value proposition that PRSA Pittsburgh offers you, your organization, and the community.