Stephanie Cegielski, VP-PR of PRSA, has cited, as a reason for denying us membership in the Society, the 35 charges that were in a 23-page document dated Sept. 1, 2011. It “clearly lays out why you are unfit to be a member of our organization,” she said in an e-mail April 11.
PRSA treasurers, including 2014’s Mark McClennan of Schwartz MSL, cave to information-stingy staff. The title is fake just like the castrated secret Assembly, the bogus APR process, and the Ethics Code of the Society which champions the “free flow of information.”
PR Society of America is continuing to refuse to reveal when it filed its 990 tax return for 2012, a document that showed COO Bill Murray received a $61,000 bonus although 2012 revenues of $11,083,420 were below the 2006 revenues of $11,426,867.
PR Society of America, in a desperate effort to keep its membership from slipping below the 2000 mark of 20,266, is offering member prospects all sorts of gifts including the latest, free access to its quarterly, PR Strategist.
Nearly 300 leaders of the PR industry will gather at the Yale Club in New York tonight for the annual Institute for PR dinner which will feature an address by Kate James, who is moving from the Gates Foundation to Pearson after the first of the year.
“How to work with senior managers who defer to the legal function and the court of law rather than PR and the court of public opinion” was the title of a workshop at the PR Society of America conference Oct. 28 in Philadelphia. That is exactly the situation that Stephanie Cegielski, VP-PR of the Society, finds herself in.
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