Committees


PRSA committees support the local chapter in many ways, such as coordinating events, awarding scholarships, supporting member communications, and connecting professionals with one another.

Being active on committees not only helps to support the local chapter, but is also an excellent opportunity for networking within the local public relations community.

Accreditation Committee

Chairs: Christian Hunter, APR
Helps to monitor the local process for professional interested in pursuing their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).

Cleveland Rocks Awards Committee

Chair: Kelly McGlumphy, APR
Supports PRSA Cleveland’s annual awards program. For more information, see the awards page.

Hill, Lightouse and Young Awards Committee

Chair: Courtney Clarke
Supports the local chapter’s three signature awards. For more information, see the awards page.

Professional Development Events Committee

Chair: Lorraine Schuchart
Supports programming that provides continuing education and skills training for members.

Publicity, Website and Member Communications committees

Chair: Heather Kessen
Develops communications and publicity to help communicate with local members and to help publicize the chapter’s efforts and benefits.

Recruitment and Retention Committee

Chair: Jessica Novak
Develops programs designed to recruit and retain local chapter members.

Student of the Year Committee

Chairs: Melissa Carney and Cari Steiner
Coordinates the PRSA Scholarship program which supports education for public relations careers in Greater Cleveland.

Sponsorships Committee

Chairs: Kevin Ziegler and Katie Kennedy
Solicits support for the chapter’s programs through the development of contributions from agencies, corporations and private individuals.

Student Day Committee

Chairs: Katie Kennedy
PRSSA Liason: Hallie Fisher
Supports the chapter’s annual Student Day activities.

Young PRos

Chair: Kelsey Spellman
Encourage activities and provides networking opportunities for chapter members with seven or year’s less experience.

Public Relations Society of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter