As public relations professionals, we have an obligation to faithfully serve both our clients and the public interest – a challenging task at times for sure. With use of the phrase “fake news” now commonplace, and trust in government and institutions continuing to decline, it is more vital than ever that we fulfill our role as ethical counselors for the organizations we serve. During this program, we’ll discuss PRSA’s principles and guidelines that can help you navigate ethical dilemmas and uphold high standards of ethical public relations practice.
This event is sponsored by PRSA Central PA Chapter and the Millersville University PRSSA Chapter. All PRSSA Central PA student chapters are encouraged to attend.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 26.
6 to 6:30 p.m.: Registration and social time (complimentary beverages)
6:30 to 7 p.m.: Boxed Dinner
7 to 8 p.m.: Program
Where: McIlwaine Multipurpose Room, Gordinier Hall, Millersville University.
Please note: No alcoholic beverages will be served at this event.
People can park across the street in the McComsey Parking lot.
About the Presenters
Jason S. Kirsch, APR Senior Counselor
Jason S. Kirsch, APR is senior counselor with PRworks. In this role, he brings to clients more than 20 years of experience building brands, leading campaigns and providing strategic communications expertise.
Jason previously was senior director in the marketing organization at Capital BlueCross, where he led brand management, public relations, digital marketing, advertising and creative services. He also formerly oversaw marketing and public relations for Metro Bank, and conducted media relations and served as spokesperson for two Pennsylvania governors.
Throughout his career, Jason has managed communications and provided public relations counsel for a range of issues and critical junctures for businesses such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory actions, data breaches, and high-profile organizational changes.
Jason holds the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential, a mark of distinction in the profession that signifies a distinguished level of expertise and a commitment to ethical conduct.
He serves as accreditation co-chair for the Public Relations Society of America’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter; is an instructor for the Accreditation in Public Relations program nationally; and teaches media law and ethics at York College of Pennsylvania.
He is past-president of the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society, past-president of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association, and a member of the Communication/Journalism Department Advisory Council at Shippensburg University.
Jason is a recipient of the Frederick E. Leuschner Award for Excellence in Public Relations (presented by PRSA’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter); and the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (presented by Shippensburg University’s Alumni Association).
He earned his master’s degree in communication studies from Bloomsburg University and his bachelor’s degree in communication/journalism from Shippensburg University.
Past President & CEO of PRworks, Inc.
Having recently retired, Bob brings a 45-year-plus proven track record of experience and commitment to public relations and marketing communications. Bob has offered strategic and crisis communications counsel to effectively meet public relations and communications challenges for a wide range of clients in an array of industries—from telecommunications to utilities to healthcare to non-profit to business-to-business and family-owned businesses. He is a recognized media relationship coach for corporations, non-profits and associations.
Bob Saline is a recognized leader in the field of public relations, dedicated to excellence, professional development and the highest ethical standards. He is among the 4% of public relations practitioners nationwide who have achieved accreditation by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). As a senior practitioner, he was inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows. He is a recipient of numerous communications industry awards.
Bob Saline demonstrates his commitment to the profession of public relations and the community in which he lives and works by serving in a variety of growth and development opportunities.
- Past President Elect of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg
- Serving as PR Chair for Rotary District 7390
- Charter member and past president of PRSA’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter
- Past president of the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society.
- Professional advisor to PRSA’s student PRSSA chapter at Penn State University.
- Previous adjunct professor at York College
- Frequent guest lecturer at Messiah College, York College, Millersville University, Shippensburg University and Susquehanna University.
He also coaches PRSA peers at the regional and national level on how to become accredited in the public relations profession.
Registration deadline is Sept. 22. Pay online or by cash or check at the door.
$15 PRSSA members and students
$25 PRSA members