Central PA PRSA

Turning Around Public Perceptions of Your Organization

Thursday, Jan. 22
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Camp Hill Giant Community Center
3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill

There have been great challenges in formulating a public relations strategy for a new agency tackling the controversial subject of gambling. Doug Harbach, Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Commission, will provide some insight on his early efforts, including the failures and lessons learned, and the successful endeavors to change the perception of gambling and the work of the Gaming Control Board.

Member: $20
Non-member: $25
PRSSA member: $15

Doug  has served as Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Commission since 2006, and he is responsible for media and public relations, along with ensuring that the Board’s business is visible to the citizens of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Gaming Board, Doug worked for the PA House of Representatives, as a business consultant, and in broadcast news. He is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators and speaks frequently on behalf of the Gaming Control Board throughout the state. Doug is also very involved in local and regional organizations including Past Chairman of the Board of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Board of the Patriot Federal Credit Union along with a long time association with both the Lions Club and Masonic organizations. He earned his Communications degree from Shippensburg University where he previously served as a Gubernatorial appointee to the school’s Council of Trustees, and currently is a member of the Alumni Association Board and the Presidential Search Committee.



November 6, 2014

Images courtesy of Roger That Photography.

PRSA Central PA Chapter
SAVE THE DATE: April 24, 2015
PRSA’s PR for a Day

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter announces the launch of its Public Service Project benefiting the many communities in which we work. You are invited to join your fellow PR and marketing professionals in the Capital Region to give back to our communities by participating in the “PRSA`s PR for a Day” initiative.

On Friday, April 24, 2015, you will be partnered with a the small non-profit agency in your area to donate your experience and talent to the public relations or marketing projects of firms lacking appropriate skills or resources.

You decide the number of hours you would like to donate, however, you are encouraged to donate at least three hours of your time to the non-profit agency at its office. Prior to the day of the event, you will be provided with some background information on a non-profit agency that you are partnered with, and their projects and challenges, in order to maximize the time spent on-site.

If you have an agency in mind that you believe can benefit from this initiative, please provide their contact information to us in the survey below so that we can include them on our list and find the best PR professional volunteer match for them.

So that we can partner you with the agency whose needs are most relevant to your experience, please fill out the survey below by Monday, December 15, 2014. More details will be shared with you in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact Valeria Beussink and Liz Greenaway, Public Service Committee Co-Chairs.

Take the PR Survey!





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