Board and Committees

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.


2022 Executive Board

President | Jordan Mitrik, Brunner

Vice President  | Robin Rectenwald, Pipitone Group

Secretary | Ashley Jones, Red Havas

Treasurer | Brian Ackermann, Weber Shandwick

Assistant Treasurer | Jeff Krakoff, Krakoff Communications, Inc.

2022 Committee Leads

Communications Chair | Stacey Federoff, Point Park University

Website Lead | Ben Butler, APR, Top Hat

Member Services Co-Chair | Emily Stock, Matter Communications
Member Services Co-Chair | Megha Pai, Pipitone Group

Programming Co-Chair | Jesse Ferguson, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Programming Co-Chair | Nicole Tobias, Interdependence PR

Accreditation Lead | Michele Papakie, APR, Slippery Rock University

Public Service Lead | Austin Price, Highmark Health

Student Liaison | Steve Radick, BCW Global

Sponsorship Lead | Jeff Krakoff, Krakoff Communications, Inc.

Diversity and Inclusion Chair | Charlene Payne, Carnegie Mellon University