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PRSA Leaders Wanted: Inquire Within

Leadership in PRSA Puget Sound is an opportunity to make an impact on your profession, meet new colleagues, learn from others, and have fun!  We have opportunities to match every interest, experience level or time commitment. Consider the following opportunities and benefits they bring to you and others, and feel free to reach out to any member of the board of directors with questions!

Board of Directors Leadership

Interested in impacting wide ranging decision-making, and representing the chapter? Our board of directors connect with professionals across Puget Sound to ensure programs and events are meaningful and relevant.

Recruitment for open seats on the board of directors begins each spring with a chapter-wide call for leadership.  The process involves filling out a simple Nomination Form. Members are strongly encouraged to self-nominate, nominate other members (with the members’ consent) and a nomination committee also conducts outreach for board prospects. All nominees, whether self-nominated or otherwise, must be PRSA national and chapter members in good standing. 

The nominating committee prepares a slate of candidates (minimum of one, maximum of three) for all available offices based upon the nominations received.  Members attending the annual meeting vote on the slate of candidates.  To read about the positions on the board and more about the process, read the chapter bylaws here. To download the nomination form, click here.  Deadline is August 30.

Committee Leadership

Have an area that interests you?  Committee leadership is an opportunity to lead a team of colleagues to do good work in a specific area, such as diversity, student outreach, membership, or programs. Browse our committees below to see a fit that works for you.

Committee Member or Special Project

Interested in giving back but time is limited? A role as a committee member may be the ticket. Are you a natural networker? Sharp and snappy writer? Social media ninja? Business rock star? Share and develop your skills, build your resume, and network, and contribute to the success of our chapter.

PRSA volunteer opportunities have various time commitments. We can match you with opportunities that fit the interest and time you have available. Browse the options below and contact a member of the board with a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you:

Diversity Support outreach to ensure our chapter is diverse, inclusive, and reflective of our PR community. Whether it’s identifying speakers for events, recruiting volunteers, new members and prospective leaders who can contribute important and wide-ranging perspectives, adding your skills to our diversity efforts helps make the chapter stronger.

Communications Promote chapter news and events. Are you an amazing writer or social media rock star? Our chapter communications help members stay connected and allows us to hear what’s on their minds.

Programs and Events Use your contacts or expertise to plan a workshop or event.  By developing relevant and interesting programs and events which reflect member interests and needs, you can stay on top of trends in the profession and connect with leaders in our field to share the latest strategy or success story.

Membership Contacting new members to ensure they’re welcome and aware of all the great member benefits is essential to a vibrant chapter. By connecting with new members early, you’ll help us stay current with their career interests, needs and contributions. Plus, planning fun events to welcome new members is a blast! 

Awards Help with annual Totem and Professional Achievement Awards. Our fun and popular annual awards draw professionals from across the region to share their best work and celebrate the success of others. 

Sponsorships Build chapter relationships with business sponsors. By developing relationships with business, our chapter remains connected and healthy. Sponsorships are a great way to meet business leaders.

PRSSA Support PR students at local universities through the local Public Relations Student Society of America. A strong connection with PRSSA helps students and professional alike.  

Accreditation Encouraging professionals to pursue accreditation in public relations (APR) is rewarding and helps with important maintenance requirements.

Ethics Create engaging and fun ethics conversations to keep integrity at the center of our profession.