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Section Council

Co-Chairs

J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal
PRDC Public Relations
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Enrico L. Callender, Esq.
Chief of External Affairs
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA

Sarah P. Huddle, APR
President
Albright Group Strategic Communications
Richmond, VA

Board Liaison

Kevin M. Waetke, APR
Vice President - Strategic Communications
National Pork Board
Clive, IA


Association/Nonprofit

Chair

Brooke Weberling McKeever, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, MMC Program Coordinator
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Chair-Elect

William M. Madway
Communications Director
Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth
Bryn Mawr, PA

Immediate Past Chair

Deanna Martin
Membership and Communications Director
American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association
Chicago, IL


Corporate Communications

Chair

James M. Shackelford
President and CEO
SomaComm, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Chair-Elect

Kathleen Q. Sebastian
Director of Communications
1982
VALPARAISO, IN

Immediate Past Chair

Sarah P. Huddle, APR
President
Albright Group Strategic Communications
Richmond, VA


Counselors Academy

Chair

Dana Phelps-Hughens
CEO
Clairemont Communications
Raleigh, NC

Chair-Elect

Chuck L. Norman, APR
Owner/Principal
S&A Communications
Cary, NC

Immediate Past Chair

Tom Garrity
President
The Garrity Group
Albuquerque, NM


Counselors to Higher Education

Chair

Matthew Nagel, APR
Managing Director, Office Public Affairs
New York University
Westfield, NJ

Chair-Elect

Michael Hemmesch
Executive Director of Public Relations
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN

Immediate Past Chair

James Nick Katsaounis
Associate Vice President, University Communications
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA


Educators Academy

Chair

Melissa D. Dodd, APR
Assistant Professor, Advertising-Public Relations
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Chair-Elect

Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH

Immediate Past Chair

Gemma R. Puglisi
Asst Prof
American University
Washington, DC


Employee Communications

Chair

Elisabeth Wang
Executive Director, Communications and Public Relations
Piedmont Healthcare
Buford, GA

Chair-Elect

Chuck Gose
Host and Founder
ICology
Brownsburg, IN

Immediate Past Chair

Becky Graebe
Director, Internal Communications
SAS Institute Inc.
Cary, NC


Entertainment & Sports

TBD


Financial Communications

TBD


Health Academy

Chair

Lisa Arledge-Powell
President
MediaSource
Columbus, OH

Chair-Elect

Jennifer E. Smith, APR
Manager, Operations Communications
Tenet Health
Dallas, TX

Immediate Past Chair

Brendon Thomas Shank
Vice President, Social Media & PR
Domus
Philadelphia, PA


Independent Practitioners Alliance

Chair

Lauren M. Leetun, APR
President
Sprout Public Relations
Orlando, FL

Chair-Elect

Paula MacDonald, APR
President
Image Suite PR
St. Petersburg, FL

Immediate Past Chair

J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal
PRDC Public Relations
Fort Lauderdale, FL


New Professionals

Chair

Hanna Porterfield
Senior Account Executive
Development Counsellors International
New York, NY

Chair-Elect

Robyn M. Rudish-Laning
Senior Marketing Manager
Airports Council International - North America
Camp Springs, MD

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Price
Digital Marketing Manager
Starwood Retail Partners
Chicago, IL


Public Affairs & Government

TBD


Technology

Chair

Elizabeth Edwards
Founder & President
Volume PR
Greenwood Village, CO

Chair-Elect

Meghan O'Shaughnessy Macdonald
PR & Media Relations Manager, Americas
Arrow Electronics
Centennial, CO

Immediate Past Chair

Shawn Gaines
Director of Marketing Communications
kCura
Chicago, IL


Travel & Tourism

Chair

Scott Peacock
Director of Public Relations
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Raleigh, NC

Chair-Elect

Angela Berardino
Chief Strategy & Integration Officer
Turner Public Relations, Inc.
New York, NY

Immediate Past Chair

Ali Collins Lundberg
Sr Vice President
J Public Relations
Santa Monica, CA