MSLGroup senior VP Mark McClennan will square off against Dallas PR counselor Blake Lewis to be chair-elect of PRSA.

Lewis, McClennan
Lewis, McClennan

McClennan, who is currently treasurer of the group, was with Schwartz Communications in Boston for 15 years and joined MSLGroup with its acquisition of Schwartz in 2011.

Lewis is secretary of PRSA and was national treasurer in 2013. He has run Lewis PR for the past 14 years and was previously at EDS, Edelman and the American Heart Association.

PRSA's nominating committee will choose candidates in August to be presented to the group's assembly at its October international conference in Washington. Deadline for comments on candidates is July 8.

Colorado PR pro Jane Dvorak is running against San Diego's Marisa Vallbona to be treasurer.

Kelly Davis, PR director for Riggs Partners in West Columbia, S.C., is unopposed to be secretary of PRSA.

A full list of 2015 board applicants is at

Joe Cohen of MWW is 2014 chair of PRSA.