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2017 Chapter Officers and Committee Chairs


Greg Swartzlander, Director of Digital Communications, Select Medical

Lara Brenckle, Online Communications Manager, Select Medical

Leslie Amorós, Principal, Amorós Communications

Molly McGowan APR, Public Relations Specialist, Phoenix

Delegate One and Mid-Atlantic District Representative:
Liz Smith, APR, President of Integrated Communications Ventures and Professor of Communications

Delegate Two:
Thomas P. Boyle, Ph.D., APR, Professor of Communication, Director of Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, Millersville University

Michael Taluto, Safety Press Officer, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Elizabeth Greenaway, Marketing and Communications Strategist, MoJo Active Inc.

Kristie Byrum, Ph.D, APR, Fellow PRSA, Assistant Professor, Mass Communications, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Past President: Chris Brand, External Communications and Public Affairs Lead, Ahold USA


Communications Chair

Program Co-Chairs
Dwendy Johnson CVA, community relations team leader at Gift of Life Donor Program
Debra Davis, public relations coordinator, Masonic Villages
Valeria Beussink, administrative assistant, Ahold USA
Kim Brenner-Zirkle, marketing specialist, Members 1st FCU

APR Co-Chairs
Bob Saline APR, Fellow, president of PRWorks Inc.
Jason Kirsch APR, senior director, communications and brand, Capital Blue Cross

Awards Chair
Molly McGowan APR, public relations specialist at Phoenix Contact

Social Media Co-Chairs
Jeff McCloud, president at McCloud Strategic Communications
Elizabeth Greenaway, web content coordinator at Lycoming College

Diversity Chair
Chad Perry APR, Fellow, assistant professor of communications, York College

Student Chapter Chairs
Jean Waverka APR, owner of Jean Waverka Communications

Membership Chair

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs

Public Service Co-Chairs
Valeria Beussink, administrative assistant, Ahold USA
Elizabeth Greenaway, web content coordinator at Lycoming College

Chapter Administrator
Leslie Ocko, sole proprietor, Ocko Graphics

PRSA Mid-Atlantic District Representative and Chair
Liz Smith APR, president of Integrated Communications Ventures and adjunct professor of communications at York College of Pennsylvania and Elizabethtown College.

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