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PRSA Puget Sound Chapter

The Puget Sound Chapter of PRSA serves public relations professionals throughout Western Washington. Based in Seattle, we are one of the 10 largest chapters in the country. There's always something going on. Check us out today!

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The Totems Are Turning 40!

This Totem Awards Program marks the 40th year of recognizing excellence among Puget Sound public relations professionals. Be a part of this milestone and share your best work of the past year with us. Totem Awards submissions are currently being accepted until noon on Dec. 1. Please visit the Totem Awards webpage for all of the details. 

Special Benefit for PRSSA Graduating Seniors and Young Professionals: Join our Puget Sound Chapter for Free!

When you join PRSA National at the low Associate Member rate, you can apply to have your local PRSA Puget Sound Chapter dues of $60 paid for you! This is through the generosity of a local champion for students and young professionals; longtime national PRSA leader and esteemed practitioner Bob Frause, APR, Fellow PRSA. View the application form.

APR Q&A: Getting to Know Tim Smith, APR, Executive Vice President and Group Head, Corporate & Public Affairs, Edelman

Tell us about your role and responsibilities.

I lead the Corporate & Public Affairs practice in Edelman’s Seattle office. The team is comprised of about 30 communications professionals with a wide range of expertise spanning media relations, public affairs, employee engagement, CSR and sustainability, crisis communications, reputation management, media relations, thought leadership, executive visibility among others. I provide senior communications counsel to help clients navigate a growingly complex communications landscape and actively promote our agency’s ideas and thought leadership (i.e., the annual Edelman Trust Barometer).

How did you get started in PR?

My first direct work in PR was with the US Information Agency, on a bilateral cultural exchange in the former Soviet Union, and then at the US Embassy in Moscow as part of the Press & Culture Section. From there, I transitioned to the private sector leading corporate affairs and communications for multinational companies before coming to the agency world.

Read the full interview


Here is a small selection of the free On-Demand Webinars offered to PRSA members. More On-Demand Webinars can be found here.

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