The members of the PRSA Pittsburgh Board serve as the public face and voice of the organization, act on behalf of the entire Pittsburgh PR community, and provide strategic guidance and valuable insight into industry trends. The Board is comprised of industry professionals from across the Pittsburgh region and includes a diverse mix of professionals, including recent graduates, marketing and advertising professionals, and senior managers.



2018 Executive Board


VICE PRESIDENT – Ben Butler, APR, Top Hat

TREASURER – Caitlin Driscoll, Better Business Bureau

SECRETARY – Darcey Mamone, NAMI


2018 Committee Leads

Communications Committee Chair – Jordan Mitrik, BRUNNER

  • Social Media / Publicity – Sydney Carver, Summer Wind Blog
  • Web Content Manager – Ashley Jones, BRUNNER
  • Website Lead – Ben Butler, APR, Top Hat
  • Multimedia Lead – Tim Long, Em-Media

Member Services Committee Chair – Steve Radick, BRUNNER

Programming Committee Co-Chair – Kristen Hammett, Berkshire Hathaway

Programming Committee Co-Chair – Taylor Bombalski, Engineers Society of Western PA

  • Programming Co-Lead – Robin Rectenwald, WordWrite Communications
  • Renaissance Awards – Cassidy Graham, MINC
  • Renaissance Awards – Maura Fenske, Em-Media
  • Professional Development Day – Maggie McCauley, Ohio Valley Hospital
  • Professional Development Day – Michael Battisti, Havas PR
  • Young Professionals – Brian Ackerman, Havas PR
  • Young Professionals – Kariann Mano, Havas PR

Accreditation Director – Ben Butler, APR, Top Hat

Public Service Lead – Deanna Tomaselli, Havas PR

Public Service Lead – Jennifer Rignani, BRUNNER

Student Liaison Emeritus – Bob O’Gara, APR, Point Park University

Director at Large – Meredith Amoroso, Philips

Sponsorship Lead – John Norman, Waynesburg University