PRSA Richmond announced its 2016 slate of officers, and chapter members will vote on this slate at a Sept. 30 luncheon. The slate of new officers, who will be installed at a Nov. 18 luncheon, includes:

President Andrew Ryan, APR, currently serves as the president-elect of the PRSA Richmond Chapter. He has been a member of PRSA since 2008 and has served on the PRSA board of directors since 2009 and held a number of volunteer and leadership positions with PRSA Richmond, including second vice-president for awards, third vice president for membership, secretary, and media relations chair. He serves as the chapter’s representative to PRSA’s Mid-Atlantic District and represented the chapter at the PRSA Leadership Assembly, International Conference, Quick Start and Leadership Rally. Ryan is a co-founder and partner with Commonwealth Partnerships, a public relations, marketing, and community relations firm. Honored by PR News as one of 2009’s “15 to Watch” top young PR professionals, he is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

President-Elect Jennifer Guild currently serves as PRSA Richmond’s third vice president for membership. A PRSA Richmond member since 2006, Guild has served on the board for six years as first vice president for professional development, secretary and social media coordinator for two years and chair of the next wave committee for two years. Prior to her board service, she served on the public service committee for three years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Mass Communications (concentration Public Relations) in 2004 and has worked at two private history museums—Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and Virginia Historical Society—for a combined eight years. In 2014, Jennifer joined the communications team at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as a PR Specialist.

First Vice President for Professional Development Cameron McPherson, APR, currently serves as PRSA Richmond’s vice president for the Virginia PR Awards. A PRSA Richmond member since 2010, he previously served on the chapter’s board as director-at-large, student relations chair and media relations chair. Prior to his board service, he was a committee member for the Virginia PR Awards. McPherson is a senior account manager at The Hodges Partnership and is a 2007 graduate and proud alum of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Second Vice President for Virginia PR Awards Greg Surber, APR, currently serves as PRSA Richmond’s APR chair, organizing the chapter’s first APR bootcamp in 2015. A PRSA Richmond member since 2009 and former “Rising Star” awardee, Surber previously served on the chapter’s board as vice president for membership, two years as treasurer, Thomas Jefferson and Rising Star awards chair and public service co-chair. Surber is an account manager at the Hodges Partnership and holds a master’s in public relations from Boston University and a bachelor’s in media arts and design from James Madison University.

Third Vice President for Membership Judi Crenshaw, APR, currently serves as PRSA Richmond’s first vice president of professional development. She previously served on the board as chair of the nonprofit section, and prior to her board service, she served on the awards committee. She has won multiple PRSA Richmond awards of merit and excellence, in categories from media relations and press conferences to internal video series. Crenshaw is director of communications and development relations for the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE), a nonprofit affiliated with VCU that trains K-12 teachers to incorporate financial literacy throughout Virginia’s public schools. Judi also teaches social media for PR and PR campaigns at VCU’s Robertson School of Media & Culture and created a social media practicum for VCU students during the upcoming UCI Road World Championships.

Secretary Casey Ferguson currently is the student relations chair for the chapter, serving as a liaison to students and PRSSA chapters in the Richmond region. Prior to joining the PRSA Richmond board, she volunteered with the chapter’s awards committee, which led to two additional years where she coordinated the visual presentation and script development for the ceremony. Ferguson is currently a project manager in the communications office at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, where she oversees print and web projects and helps develop content and communications strategy. Previously, she worked with The Hodges Partnership as an account manager, and concurrently worked with Hodges Digital where she served as a project manager for mobile and web development projects and acted as a liaison between the two companies.

Treasurer Windy Campbell currently serves as PRSA Richmond’s secretary. An active PRSA Richmond member since 2002, she has previously served on the chapter’s board as chair of the independent practitioners section. She is owner of Campbell Communications, an independent public relations practice. She began her career in Washington, D.C., serving five years in communications capacities at national non-profit organizations.

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