Karen Brune Mathis, ex-biz editor, Florida Times-Union and now at the Daily Record of Jacksonville, has been asked to cover PRSA's boycott against the O'Dwyer Co. National chair Kathy Barbour is VP-communications at Acosta Sales and Marketing, Jacksonville.
The shift of 2015 PRSA chair Kathy Barbour from Baptist Health South Florida to a marketing firm and the continued battle in the Hamptons over a Jewish religious boundary called an eruv involve religion, law, PR and the media.
Kathy Barbour,2015 PR Society chair, has taken a non-healthcare post after 16 years at Baptist Health South Florida, Mayo Clinic, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida. New Employer Acosta helps market consumer packaged goods.
PR profs, including Tina McCorkindale and Marcia DiStaso of the PRSA Educators Academy, hail "dialogic looping" (i.e., people talking to each other) as the sine qua non of PR. But they don't practice it.
PRSA CEO Bill Murray, who had a $61K bonus in 2012, got another bonus of $63K in 2013 for a total of $430K, according to the group's 's 2013 IRS Form 990. He quit the Society March 7, 2014, effective June 1.
Joseph Truncale, who "joins" PRSA as CEO, a release said yesterday, actually won't arrive until January. He is from a merger of three printing, mailing and fulfillment trade groups (AMSP, NAPL and NAQP).
The PRSA Assembly Oct. 11 voted 185 to 57 to allow non-accredited members to run for the board for the first time since the 1970s. Mark McClennan bested Blake Lewis for chair-elect by a 156-110 margin.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.