Joe Truncale
Joe Truncale

Public Relations Society of America has put the search for the CEO "on hold" until early next year when more people are looking for jobs. Russell Reynolds was doing the search.

Joe Truncale stepped down as CEO on July 15, taking on the role of consultant. PRSA CFO Phil Bonaventura took over Truncale's CEO duties on an interim basis.

In announcing Truncale's transition to consultant, Debra Peterson, PRSA chair, said PRSA expected the search for a new CEO to be completed by the time of the international conference in San Diego, which wrapped up Oct. 22.

She did note that PRSA is "more intent on hiring the right person versus adhering to the prescribed timeline."

Garland Stansell, chair-elect, told the Assembly in San Diego that the search for Truncale's replacement was being pushed back into 2020 after the holiday season when more people are looking for new jobs.