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.


2021 Executive Board

President | Jordan Mitrik, Brunner

Vice President  | Robin Rectenwald, WordWrite

Secretary | Kristen Wishon, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Treasurer | Darcey Mamone, NAMI 

Assistant Treasurer | Brian Ackermann, Health+Commerce

2021 Committee Leads

Communications Chair | Ashley Jones, Red Havas

Website Lead | Ben Butler, APR, Top Hat

Member Services Co-Chair | Kariann Mano, Spectrum Science
Member Services Co-Chair | Lily Whorl, Bospar

Programming Co-Chair | Emily Stock, Matter Communications
Programming Co-Chair | Nelli Tokleh, 9Rooftops Marketing

Accreditation Lead | Michele Papakie, APR, Slippery Rock University

Public Service Lead | Jeff Krakoff, Krakoff Communications, Inc.

Student Liaison | Camille Downing, Point Park University

Sponsorship Lead | Steve Radick, BCW Global

Diversity and Inclusion Chair | Taylor Fife, Red Havas