PRSA Pittsburgh Chapter Named PRominent Chapter Award Winner

The Public Relations Society of America East Central District (PRSA ECD) announced today that the Pittsburgh Chapter is a winner of the 2023 PRominent Chapter Award.

The PRominent Award was established by PRSA ECD in 2021 and was awarded to five Chapters this year. The district represents 16 chapters in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Nominees for the award were required to demonstrate excellence in diversity and inclusion initiatives, membership outreach, community service and professional development programming.

The Pittsburgh Chapter was founded in 1953 and represents more than 150 public relations and communications professionals. It is one of two Chapters in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Chapter received special recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusion through initiatives like its Black Excellence Award, granted annually to a rising star in the profession. The Chapter was also applauded for its annual community service project that provides pro-bono public relations services for a different local nonprofit each year.“We are honored to congratulate the Pittsburgh Chapter for their achievement in public relations excellence,” said Kaylin Staten, PRSA ECD’s 2023 Chair.

Robin Rectenwald, president of the Pittsburgh Chapter’s board of directors, credited the work of past and current board members who volunteer their time to support the chapter.

“Our chapter is incredibly proud to be recognized by our regional peers for all the outstanding work our volunteer board has accomplished over the past few years,” said Rectenwald, an account director at BCW and adjunct professor at Duquesne University. “2023 marks a special anniversary for us as we reflect on our 70-year impact while thinking about the future and how to best support our members thrive in their careers. This award comes at the perfect time to recognize and honor all of our members who have played a role in shaping our chapter by bringing new opportunities and programming to our diverse network of communications professionals.”