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PRSA Names Walsh Marketing/Sales Chief

Wed, Feb. 12, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Maureen WalshPublic Relations Society of America has named Maureen Walsh chief marketing & sales officer. She was CEO of Winn Feline Foundation, which supports research into medical conditions affecting cats.

PRSA Records 15% Surge in '18 Revenues

Mon, Nov. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Joe TruncalePublic Relations Society of America reported a 15 percent jump in 2018 revenues to $13.8M, sparked by a sharp rise investment income, according to its recently released Form 990.

PRSA Puts Search for CEO "On Hold"

Tue, Oct. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Joe TruncalePublic Relations Society of America has put the search for the CEO "on hold" until early next year when more people are looking for jobs. Joe Truncale stepped down as chief on July 15.

Olson of Fingerpaint Elected PRSA Chair

Mon, Oct. 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Michelle OlsonMichelle Olson, who runs Scottsdale office of New York's Fingerpaint, was elected 2021 PRSA National Chair at the 2019 PRSA Leadership Assembly in San Diego.

PRSA/LA Steps Up Commitment to Diversity

Fri, May 24, 2019

By Steve Barnes

shawn smithPRSA/Los Angeles is stepping up its committment to diversity with networking event with Black PR Society/LA and diversity celebration with Hispanic PR Assn.

PRSA/NY Awards Achievement in Diversity

Tue, May 21, 2019

By Steve Barnes

awardsPublic Relations Society of America's New York chapter is honoring companies and PR firms that foster diversity in the workplace and champion underrepresented groups with the new Big Apple Leadership in Diversity Award. 

Bylaw Change Calls for 'Non-Partisan' PRSA

Wed, Jun. 27, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mary Beth WestPRSA fellows Mary Beth West and Susan Hart call for PRSA to operate as a non-partisan organization. They say Society should not be perceived as 'organization representing a particular group of political ideology like-mindedness.' (2 reader comments)

More PRSA Bylaw Amendments Introduced

Mon, Jun. 25, 2018

By Steve Barnes

PRSAProviding PRSA with a non-voting ethics officer on its national board, eliminating the role of the national board in officer nominations and adding a voting ethics representative are goals of bylaw amendments introduced by PRSA fellows Susan Hart and Mary Beth West.

PRSA Members Target Ethics Reforms

Thu, Jun. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Susan HartTwo long-standing PRSA members have introduced what they say is the first in a series of five bylaw amendments that call for reforms in the organization’s ethics, governance, organizational transparency and nonpartisanship. (2 reader comments)

Capozzi Challenges PR to ‘Touch One More Life’

Thu, May 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lou CapozzoIn accepting PRSA Foundation’s 2018 Paladin Award last night, former MSL Group chairman Lou Capozzi challenged the audience to “touch one more life, mentor one more kid.”

Questions for Ray Kotcher, PRSA Board 'Counsel'

Thu, Oct. 19, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ray KotcherWe have questions for Ketchum’s Ray Kotcher, permanent “senior counsel” to PRSA’s board and another indication of Omnicom/Ketchum’s influence on the Society.

Jay Baer Touts Word-of-Mouth PR to PRSA

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jay BaerJay Baer, who touts the importance of customer service, told PRSA Oct. 10 that word-of-mouth is the key to business success.

PRSA Members Blocked Board Attempt to Gut Assembly

Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA ICON 2017Opposition by PRSA members stopped bylaw proposals that would have increased board power to amend bylaws and which would have eliminated district representation on the board.

PRSA Flops on Ethics Code’s Info Promise Says Ex-Director

Mon, Oct. 9, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA ICON 2017Removal of PRSA board minutes from the Society’s website “flies in the face of multiple Code provisions” calling for the “free flow of information,” former board member Mary Beth West said in an email to the board.

PRSA Board Power Grab Stopped by Ex-Board Member

Sun, Oct. 8, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Mary Beth WestMember opposition yesterday stopped PRSA bylaw proposals that would have greatly increased board power to amend bylaws and which would have eliminated district representation on the board.

Radiation Perils Should Be Told to PRSA Conference

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

WiFiThe dangers of microwave radiation from cellphones, cell towers, and routers in offices should be on the program of the PRSA national conference starting tomorrow. But it isn’t.