PRSA’s CEO to Deliver State of the Industry in Cleveland

PRSA Cleveland Welcomes PRSA National CEO Joe Truncale for a “State of the Industry” Outlook

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Greater Cleveland Chapter is proud to welcome PRSA National CEO Joe Truncale to the city. The two-day event will feature a PRSA networking event at Progressive Field on April 26 and a “State of the Industry” breakfast on April 27.

“We are honored to welcome Joe to Cleveland,” said Lorraine Schuchart, president of PRSA Greater Cleveland. “We are excited to hear his perspective on our profession, and welcome him back to our city in traditional Cleveland fashion, with a ball game and food.”

The networking event begins April 26 at 5 p.m. in the Press Room, and attendees are encouraged to arrive on time for a casual conversation and meet and greet with Truncale. Afterward, attendees who have purchased game tickets will move to the Club Lounge Seats to watch the Indians take on the Houston Astros.

Local public relations professionals and students are invited the next morning for a “State of the Industry” breakfast with Truncale. During the April 27 breakfast, Truncale will provide commentary on the changing demands on the profession, ethical issues and the importance of sharpening skill sets and competencies.

“My comments will focus on what I call ‘The Portfolio Professional’ and how commitment to continuous learning contributes to and even correlates with enduring career success,” he said. “I’ve been to Cleveland many times, including to two Browns/Giants games – the Giants won both – and I recall buying shirts at Higbee’s Department Store! I look forward to this return visit to catch a Tribe game and to hear about the efforts of the Cleveland and Akron PRSA chapters.”

The “State of the Industry” breakfast is sponsored by West Virginia University’s online Integrated Marketing Communications master’s degree program. Chad Mezera, assistant dean of online programs, will be present to discuss the program and the upcoming INTEGRATE Conference.

Tickets can be purchased at https://prsaapril2017.eventbrite.com. For more information, go to PRSACleveland.org/events.

 

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And the Winners Are…

We’re excited to announce the recipients of 2016 East Central District Diamond Awards!

The East Central District of the Public Relations Society of America called for shining examples of public relations campaigns and tactics for its 39th annual Diamond Awards competition…and that’s what we got!

The Diamond Awards are presented to public relations practitioners who have successfully addressed a communication challenge with exemplary skill, creativity and resourcefulness.  The Diamond Awards are open to any public relations professional who is a member of the 17 chapters of PRSA East Central District, or any nonmember whose place of business is within the district’s boundaries. The East Central District covers the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

We thank the PRSA-Central Michigan Chapter for leading the Diamond Awards process. 

And now, the 2016 winners are:

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Platinum Award Winner – 2016

Please join us in recognizing our 2016 Platinum Award recipient Joe W. Gollehon, APR, Fellow PRSA.  The award,  the East Central District’s top individual recognition, was presented in November by 2016 ECD Secretary MJ Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA. During that meeting, we was recognized with the PRSA-West Virginia Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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2017 ECD Board

Please join us in welcoming the 2017 East Central District Board of Directors!

2017 PRSA ECD Board of Directors

Immediate Past Chair
Sarah Bednarski, APR
Communications Director, Mercy Health – Toledo Region
Northwest Ohio Chapter

Chair
Gretchen Fri, APR
Director of Safety Communications, Tradesmen International
Akron Area Chapter

Chair-Elect
Andrea Clark, APR
Manager – Public Relations & Social Media, Amway North America
West Michigan Chapter

Treasurer
Vanessa Stiles, APR
President, Victory Sun, Inc.
Hoosier Chapter

Secretary
Kelly McGlumphy, APR
Public Relations Manager, GOJO Industries
Greater Cleveland Chapter

Directors – Terms Ending 2017
Chris Kemper, APR
Director of External Communications, FirstGroup America
Cincinnati Chapter

Meredith Amoroso
Account Director, PR/SI, Mullen
Pittsburgh Chapter

Sara Payne Scarbro
Deputy State Director, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin
West Virginia Chapter

Directors – Terms Ending 2018
Jennifer Flowers, APR
Director, Communications, FordDirect
Detroit Chapter

Sue Patrick, APR
Director of Communications & Marketing, Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education
Thoroughbred Chapter

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Our New Fellows

Please join us in welcoming our six new members of PRSA’s College of Fellows (not in order below):

Mary J. Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA, Senior Leadership Consultant, Integrated Leadership Systems, Central Ohio Chapter

Dr. Deborah A. Davis, APR, ABC, Fellow PRSA, Assistant Professor, Ball State University, Hoosier Chapter

Mary T. Henige, APR, Fellow PRSA, Founder and Chief Consultant, Magnetica Communications LLC, Detroit Chapter

Jeri Matheney, APR, Fellow PRSA, Communications Director, Appalachian Power, West Virginia Chapter

Robert F. Schultz, APR, Fellow PRSA, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Events, Downtown Indy, Inc., Hoosier Chapter

Jaron M. Terry, MS, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, Jaron Terry Communications Ltd., Central Ohio Chapter

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Diamond Awards Due NOW

We’re excited to announce that it’s time for the 2016 East Central District Diamond Awards!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE HOST CHAPTER’S AWARD SITE

The East Central District of the Public Relations Society of America is once again calling for shining examples of public relations campaigns and tactics for its 39th annual Diamond Awards competition.

The Diamond Awards are presented to public relations practitioners who have successfully addressed a communication challenge with exemplary skill, creativity and resourcefulness.

The Diamond Awards are open to any public relations professional who is a member of the 17 chapters of PRSA East Central District, or any nonmember whose place of business is within the district’s boundaries. The East Central District covers the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

We’re also pleased to announce that the Central Michigan PRSA chapter is leading the Diamond Awards process this year and next and has some great plans in store. Last year was a learning year as we’ve transitioned planning of the awards to CMPRSA. 

Once again, please visit the host chapter’s Diamond Awards page, with payment information and further details HERE.

Speaking of which, take a moment to Save the Dates below to ensure you’re planning accordingly:

Entry Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2016
Late Entries Accepted Until: November 3, 2016 (with late entry fee payment)

Now is an excellent time to begin reviewing your campaigns and tactics for submission. Remember that strategic, multifaceted public relations campaigns that exemplify the four-step process and meet specific goals are ideal for campaigns. And a single project designed to accomplish a specific purpose that may be part of a larger campaign are perfect entries for tactics.

Start your planning now! We’re so looking forward to seeing all of the entries and winners this year. For more information, contact the 2016 Diamond Awards chair, Greg Rokisky, at ecdprsadiamondawards@gmail.com

 

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2016 PRSA ICON

The PRSA International Conference is coming to the East Central District this year. It will be in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 23 – October 25, 2016. To register and learn more about the program of the event, go here: 2016 PRSA International Conference

 

Destination map from Indy re 2016 PRSA International Conference

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Borrowing Brilliance

Borrowing Brilliance: ECD QuickStart Leadership Conference
September 24, 2016

Join your fellow chapter leaders for this annual one-day conference. Take advantage of this opportunity to “Borrow Brilliance”. Sign-up now!

 

 

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