Advancing the Profession and the Professional

Who We Are

Chartered on November 10, 1979, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA is in its 30th year of service to public relations professionals in West Virginia, continuing with the energy and enthusiasm that have built and sustained this chapter.

PRSA-WV Chapter is governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by an executive director. The board is elected by the chapter membership and is responsible for setting the chapter's direction each year. The officers for 2015 are:

Officers
President Andy Wessels
Sterling Communications
844 Carroll Road
Charleston, WV 25314
Phone: 304.590.3778
E-mail:awessels.sterling@gmail.com

President-elect Stacy Deel
Highmark West Virginia

200 Tracy Way
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: 304.347.7758
E-mail:stacy.deel@highmark.com

Treasurer Brandon Totten
AMFM, Inc.

240 Capitol St., Ste. 500
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304.344.1623
E-mail:btotten@amfmwv.com

Secretary Terry Hapney, Ph.D.

Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 235755

Phone:  304.696.2735

E-mail: hapney@marshall.edu

Immediate Past President Sara Payne Scarbro
Office of Senator Joe Manchin
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304.417.0938
E-mail:sara_payne@manchin.senate.gov

 

Assembly Delegate Joe Long APR (2014)
Lookout Public Relations

3 Bayfield Lane
Charleston, WV  25320
Phone: 304.984.2779
E-mail: lookoutpr@frontier.com

 

 

Directors

Rachel Coffman (2015)
Dollar Energy Fund

PO Box 3879
Charleston, WV 25339
Phone: 304.549.8991
E-mail: rcoffman@dollarenergy.org


Emily Myers Duke (2016)
Moroch

5119A Dover Drive

Cross Lanes, WV  25313
Phone: 304.419.3291
E-mail:  eduke@moroch.com

Kyra Harris. (2017)

Charles Ryan Associates
601 Morris St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone:  304.941.1000

E-mail: kharris@charlesryan.com

 

 
Executive Director
Diane Slaughter, CAE, APR, Fellow PRSA
PRSA-WV Chapter
P.O. Box 13604
Charleston, WV 25360
Phone: 304.984.0308
Fax: 304.984.3718
E-mail: we.are.pr@prsawv.org
 

 

 

The chapter has been led by a number of outstanding professionals throughout its 32-year history:

 

President Year

Sara Payne Scarbro
Jeri Matheney, APR
Deborah S. Starks
Lisa Wharton
George Manahan
Buddy Davidson
Tammy Harper
Todd Beane
Bill Bissett
Brian Peterson
Bryan Brown
John Womack, CAE
John Golden, APR
Erika Bailey
Harry Mitchell
Virginia R. Painter
Dolores A. Kinder, APR
Randy Bobbitt, APR
Karen Mess Frashier, APR
Penney A. Hall, APR
Susan Akers Nelson, APR
Helen Matheny, APR
Karl Brack
Rae Lynn Cupp
Bonnie J. McCarthy, APR
Diane Slaughter, CAE, APR, Fellow PRSA
Joe B. Long, APR
Ann S. Green
Roberta P. Fowkles, APR
Benjamin J. Polis
Joe W. Gollehon, APR, Fellow PRSA
Cathryn Gibbs Harris, APR, Fellow PRSA
Joel Curry
W. William Chaddock, APR

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
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2006
2005
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1996-1997
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1979-1981

 

 

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