Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest and foremost organization for public relations professionals. PRSA is responsible for representing, educating, setting standards of excellence, and upholding principles of ethics for its members and, in principle, the multi-billion U.S. public relations profession.  The Society has more than 21,000 members and its student affiliate, the Public Relations Student Society of America, has more than 10,000 members.

PRSA National Mission

As the preeminent association for public relations and communications professionals, PRSA empowers a diverse community of members at every stage of their career with the knowledge and resources to advocate for the profession, achieve ethical and professional excellence, and drive the strategic outcomes of their organizations.

PRSA Pittsburgh is one of the largest chapters within the East Central District, one of 10 PRSA districts. The East Central District represents members in 16 PRSA chapters concentrated in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western and Northwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The PRSA Pittsburgh Mission

To create, educate, and empower a diverse community of communications professionals who value the role that public relations plays in their careers, their organizations, and the region.

Our Value Proposition

PRSA Pittsburgh believes public relations serves an increasingly vital role in the leadership, business, marketing, and communications functions of all organizations, and we aim to provide our members with the tools, support, education, and networking to play this role in their respective organizations.

We do this through:

  • Encouraging research, analysis, and discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing PR professionals today.
  • Strengthening and maintaining the highest standards of service and ethical conduct by all members of the profession.
  • Supporting the creation of mutually beneficial relationships between our members where diverse ideas, strategies and tactics can be shared.
  • Recognizing, rewarding, and sharing our members’ accomplishments.