Advancing the Profession and the Professional

Committees

Committees from the backbone of any organization, giving it strength, direction and energy. The committees of PRSA-WV Chapter are staffed by volunteers who devote their time, energy and talent to strengthening the members, the chapter and the public relations profession in West Virginia.

Below is a brief listing of our committees and their duties for 2015. Committee chairpersons are listed in italic type.

Accreditation Committee
  • provides assistance and information to chapter members on accreditation
  • schedules APR study sessions and administers exam

Jennifer Goddard, APR
All chapter APRs



Awards Committee
  • develops entry forms and issues call for entries
  • arranges for judging of entries and orders awards
  • designs, schedules and prepares for gala and presentation of awards

John Womack
Bryna Butler, APR
Tammy Harper



Bylaws Committee
  • provides guidance on update needed to chapter bylaws
  • submits chapter-approved bylaws revisions to PRSA national for final acceptance

Jeanette Rowsey, APR
George Manahan
Jeri Matheney, APR




Chapter Excellence Committee
  • develops entry materials for East Central District Chapter Excellence competition

Sara Payne Scarbro


Corporate Sponsorship Committee
  • develops advertising and sponsorship packages for potential sponsors
  • solicit sponsors for chapter events and publications

Brandon Totten

Stacy Deel

 


Ethics Officer


Cathryn Harris, APR, Fellow PRSA



Membership Committee
  • provides membership directory for all PRSA members; updates directory as needed
  • distributes information on membership to prospective members
  • acts as liaison to PRSA membership division
  • provides treasurer with list of members for invoicing of membership investment

Diane Holley-Brown, APR
Alisha Maddox

Susan Lavenski
George Manahan
Jeri Matheney, APR
Amanda Ramey

 

Mentor Committee
  • match experienced practitioners with young practitioners or students to provide career and work place guidance

Amanda Ramey
Karl Brack

 

Nominating Committee
  • presents a slate of officers for election by the membership at the annual business meeting
  • the committee shall be composed of three members who are Accredited

Jeri Matheney, APR
Joe Gollehon, APR, Fellow PRSA
Deb Wheeler, APR

Past Presidents' Council
  • provide guidance, as requested, to current president
  • suggest and assist with special projects


Sara Payne Scarbro

All chapter past presidents



Professional Development Committee
  • responsible for designing, scheduling, securing speakers, locations and all other preparations necessary in regard to two professional development programs each year

Rachel Coffman

Karl Brack
Emily Myers Duke
Jeri Matheney, APR
Amanda Ramey
Deb Wheeler, APR



Program Committee
  • develops programs for each month
  • arranges for speakers, locations, meeting notices and all other necessary preparations

Stacy Deel

 

Public Relations Committee
  • produce and distribute monthly issue of Chapter & Verse
  • work with Social Media Committee to keep members informed of chapter activities, member news and industry trends

Kristin Meeks

Stacy Deel
Tee Ford-Ahmed
Patrick Gregg
Diane Slaughter, CAE, APR, Fellow PRSA
Lisa Wharton

 


Public Service Committee
  • selects public service effort and secures approval of same from board of directors
  • implements program with assistance of chapter members, reporting results to board of directors

Sara Payne Scarbro
Stacy Deel
Emily Myers Duke
Patrick Gregg
Leah Payne



Social Media Committee
  • work with Public Relations Committee to keep members informed of chapter activities, member news and industry trends
  • manage chapter Facebook and Twitter accounts and recommend other social media platforms for chapter use

Brandon Totten



Student Liaison Committee
  • works with college PRSSA chapters
  • selects scholarship/grant candidates

Leah Payne

Karl Brack
Bryna Butler, APR
Susan Lavenski

Jeanette Rowsey, APR

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