Advancing the Profession and the Professional


Monthly meetings provide the opportunity for interaction and education for PRSA-WV Chapter members and guests. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, generally for a breakfast or luncheon. Our monthly meetings feature local and regional speakers who can bring new perspective to our members, while providing time for networking and exchanging ideas and information.

Reservations are required for these meetings, so please contact or view our calendar to make your reservation for our next meeting.

Professional development is critical to today's public relations professionals. It provides a mechanism for personal and professional growth by enhancing current job skills and developing new ones. For those who earn the APR designation, it is also mandatory for maintenance of accreditation. In today's business environment, where both time and dollars for education are often scarce, the two half-day professional development seminars provided by PRSA-WV Chapter are a major benefit to chapter members and other professionals in our state. As part of our annual calendar, we feature two outstanding seminars, one in the summer and one in the fall

To be included on our mailing list for these seminars, please e-mail


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

How public service can boost your career and your organizations

Jim Strawn, Highland Hospital
Winner of 2014 Jefferson Award
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

12:00 p.m.
Location TBA, Charleston, WV
Our February speaker is very active in our community, firmly believing that community service and volunteerism is the cornerstone of all mankind. He often states, “I cannot do anything about the length of my life, but I can do something about the width and the depth my life runs.”

Jim Strawn was named the 2014 Volunteer of the Year at the Greenbrier Classic and received the prestigious Jefferson Award, which is the Nobel Prize for public service. Jim represented our state in Washington, DC.
This co-author of the Sad Mad Glad Books with friend and colleague Chuck Stump is the past president of the Mental Health Association in the Greater Kanawha Valley and currently serves on 15 different not-for-profit boards of directors. And you thought you were busy!

A native West Virginian, Strawn earned his undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his masters degree from WV College of Graduate Studies. He has been the director of marketing and community education at Highland Hospital since 1996 and is happily married to his college sweetheart, Lisa.

While our meeting location is temporarily in flux, we will notify you immediately of the new location.

February 18, 2015

How public service can boost your career and your organizations

TBA, Charleston, WV

12:00 PM

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How public service can boost your career and your organizations

TBA, Charleston, WV

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