Advancing the Profession and the Professional


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 2014. 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
Kelly Weikle

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

Jeri Matheney, APR

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

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
Alisha Maddox


Mentor Committee

Laura Jordan


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

Joe Gollehon, APR, Fellow PRSA


Past Presidents' Council

Jeri Matheney, APR

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
Amy Pellegrin

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

Andy Wessels

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

Brandon Totten
Jessica Sharps

Social Media Committee

Joe Long, APR

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

M.E. Gamble 
Matt Turner



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