The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) announced its 2018 Board of Directors and National Assembly delegates. The PRSA-NCC Board oversees the chapter’s more than 40 professional development programs each year and the annual Thoth Awards designed to advance professionalism and support career growth. The National Assembly delegates represent the chapter at the annual PRSA National Assembly.

“I’m extremely honored to continue as president in 2018 and serve the Washington, D.C., area public relations industry professionals,” said Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, president, PRSA-NCC (and shown above). “Our goal is to provide great programming and opportunities for professionals, so they can enhance their skills in communication, learn the latest trends in the industry, and encourage ethical communication practices. Looking forward to working with the incoming Board of Directors and the Leadership Team in 2018.”

The Chapter’s 2018 leadership includes:

President:

  • Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, Senior Public Relations Manager, ASAE

President-Elect:

  • Stacy Hope, Communications Director, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Vice Presidents:

  • Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Senior Director, Public Relations, Goodwill Industries International
  • Kelsey Pospisil O’Planick, Client Engagement & Media Relations Manager, News Generation, Inc.
  • Robert Udowitz, Principal, RFP Associates

Secretary:

  • Jackie Allder, APR, Vice President, Public Relations and Communications, The Long and Foster Companies

Treasurer:

  • Susan Apgood, President & CEO, News Generation

Two-Year Directors:

  • Patrick Evans, APR, Defense Department Spokesman, Office of Secretary of Defense
  • Lisa Johnson Kiefer, Vice President, Wakefield Research
  • Leah McConnell, Senior Communications Advisor, The Walker Marchant Group
  • Sergei Samoilenko, PR Faculty, George Mason University
  • Danny Selnick, Senior Vice President, Strategic Markets, Business Wire
  • Katelynn Wiggins, Assistant Director, Staff Initiatives, American Psychological Association

One-Year Directors:

  • Robert Krueger, Senior Director, Public Relations & Social Media, Urban Land Institute
  • Brendon Miller, Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Donor Relations, Crown Agents, USA
  • Shelby McRae, APR, Technology & Communications Manager, Prince George’s County Government

2018 Assembly Delegates:

  • Jackie Allder, APR, Vice President, Public Relations and Communications, The Long and Foster Companies
  • Jennifer Bemisderfer, APR, Managing Director, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
  • Brigitte Johnson, APR, Faculty, Georgetown University
  • Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Senior Director, Public Relations, Goodwill Industries International
  • Serge Samoilenko, PR Faculty, George Mason University
  • Rebecca Andersen, APR, Director of Public Relations, The Optical Society
  • Barbara Burfeind, APR+M, Fellow PRSA, Director, DMOC, DoD – Defense Media Activity
  • Steven Grant, APR, Associate Director of Communications, National Education Association
  • Ann Knabe, APR+M, Dean of Students, National Defense University – College of International Security Affairs
  • Mitch Marovitz, APR, Fellow PRSA, Chair, PR Program, University of Maryland University College
  • Tracy Schario, APR, Communications Strategist, SJ Communications
  • Erin Wendel, APR, Manager, Media Relations and Consumer Communications, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Katelynn Wiggins, Assistant Director, Staff Initiatives, American Psychological Association

PRSA-NCC is a professional public relations association of more than 1,100 members in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. PRSA-NCC provides professional development programs, accreditation instruction, and networking. PRSA-NCC also promotes public relations education through five area Public Relations Society of America student chapters. For more information, visit www.prsa-ncc.org or call (703) 691-9212.

 

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