PRSA Puget Sound November Newsflash
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2020 PRSA Puget Sound Annual Meeting! Not only did we unanimously update our bylaws to broaden opportunities for chapter leadership, we celebrated fellow professionals and reflected on a busy year, despite a pandemic shifting us to a virtual world.
In case you missed it, you can still hear keynote speaker Ron Sims’ call for us to continue being catalysts for positive change, telling the truth, and instilling confidence in the community. We also heard Jay Rockey Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Phil Bussey, retired PSE executive, who shared memories of working with Jay and career advice for all.
Check out the main program recording on our Facebook page!
Alicia Lawver, MBA, APR
President, PRSA Puget Sound
Questions? [email protected]
Welcome to Our New 2021 Board Members
Congratulations 2020 Chapter Award Winners
Thank You to Our Annual Meeting Sponsors
Call for Volunteers: We Want You!
As we gear up to greet the new year, PRSA Puget Sound seeks leadership for a variety of roles. Volunteering with PRSA Puget Sound is an opportunity to make an impact on your profession, meet new colleagues, learn from others, and have fun. Consider giving back to your local PR community through one of the following open positions:
-Scholarship Committee Chair: Manages strategic engagement, promotion, and selection of the Chapter's annual scholarship program.
-Scholarship Fund Manager: Provides oversight of scholarship fundraising and fund administration for the benefit of both Chapter funding awards.
-Totem Awards Chair: Manages professional awards entry solicitation and promotion and recognition of winners.
-Membership Chair: Oversees Chapter membership engagement and opportunities for growth.
What is a “PRSA Fellow?”
Suzanne Hartman, APR, Fellow PRSA
I often get asked, “Just what IS a PRSA Fellow?” Most think it’s some kind of secret handshake club or they’ll ask, “Are there PRSA Gals, too?” It is neither a secret club – nor a gender-designating reference. There are prescribed requirements for achieving the designation of a PRSA Fellow.
Likely, most of you have heard of the APR – Accredited in Public Relations. And for those of you who have gone through the accreditation process, you know that it is rigorous and thorough. Earning your APR is an acknowledgment of your public relations/communications proficiency. While it is not the same as a “CPA” designation – nor is it an officially recognized licensure – an APR does indicate that you have earned a high level of achievement within our profession.
Notes & Noteworthy
- The PRSA Puget Sound jobs board lists current openings and lists openings at multiple organizations including The Fearey Group, University of Washington, MultiCare Health System, and many more. Check to see if your next opportunity is listed here.
- Join PRSA using code TRIPLEPLAY20 and get a triple bonus! Get a free 1-yr Chapter, free 1-yr Section, and free initiation fee or reinstatement fee. Restrictions apply. Join here.
Welcome New and Returning Members
- Aaron Blank
- Katherine Boury
- Heather Bradshaw
- Carol Bua
- Brenda Collons
- Kathleen Fearn-Banks
- Mark Firmani, APR
- Bob Frause, APR, Fellow PRSA
- Jacqueline Goodwill, APR
- Marion Haithcox, APR
- Jennifer Hansen
- Randy Hurlow, APR
- Jennifer Keller
- Brooke Mattox-Ball
- Maria McLeod
- Derek Moscato
- Roger Nyhus
- Francesca Petrizzo
- Scott Thompson
- Elle Warmuth, APR
- Jay Weisberger, APR
- Joleen Zanuzoski