Commission Members

Organizational Member Representatives

Arthur Page Society

Krishnamurthy Sriramesh, Ph. D.
Professor, Public Relations
University of Colorado Boulder
ksriramesh@colorado.edu

Richard Woods
CCO, Capital One (retired)
Adjunct Professor, Baruch College
Richardawoods3@gmail.com

Arthur W. Page Center

Denise Bortree, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Bellisario College of Communications
Pennsylvania State University
dsb177@psu.edu

Marlene Neill, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Baylor University
Marlene_Neill@baylor.edu

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations Division

Kenneth D. Plowman, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
Brigham Young Univerity
kenneth_plowman@byu.edu

Hongmei Shen, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor
San Diego State University
hshen@mail.sdsu.edu

Canadian Public Relations Society

Blair Peberdy
Vice President, Government & Corporate Relations
Alectra Inc.
blair.peberdy@gmail.com

Amy Thurlow, Ph.D., APR, FCPRS
Associate Professor
Mount Saint Vincent University
amy.thurlow@msvu.com

Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Emma Leech
Vice President
Loughborough University
e.j.leech@lboro.ac.uk

Alastair McCapra
CEO
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
alastairm@cipr.co.uk

Conference Board

Joe DiBlasi
Associate Director, Corporate Communications
joseph.diblasi@conference-board.org

Alexander Parkinson
Senior Researcher and Director, SNCR
alex.parkinson@conference-board.org

European Public Relations Education and Research Association

Ángeles Moreno, Ph.D.
Executive Director
European Public Relations Education and Research Association
Professor (TU), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
gmorenofdez@yahoo.es

Ralph Tench, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Leeds Business School
Leeds Beckett University
r.tench@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Global Alliance for Public Relations and Strategic Communications

Gregor Halff
Dean
Copenhagen Business School
gregor.halff@esmt.org

Jean Valin, APR, Fellow CPRS, Hon. Fellow CIPR
Principal
Valin Strategic Communications
jvalinpr@gmail.com

Institute for Public Relations

Sarab Kochhar, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Institute for Public Relations
sarab@instituteforpr.org

Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR
President and CEO
Institute for Public Relations
tina@instituteforpr.org

International Communication Association, Public Relations Division

Chun-Ju Flora Hung-Baesecke
Senior Lecturer School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
Massey University, New Zealand
flora.hung@gmail.com

Ansgar Zerfass
Chair, ICA – PR Division
Professor
University of Leipzig
zerfass@uni-leipzig.de

International Communications Consultancy Organization

Sue Wolstenholme
Managing Director
Ashley Public Relations
ashley1@ashley-pr.co.uk

National Black Public Relations Society

Neil Foote
Foote Communications, LLC
President, National Black Public Relations Society, Inc.
neil@neilfoote.com

National Communication Association, Public Relations Division

Denise P. Ferguson, Ph.D., APR
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research
Azusa Pacific University
dferguson@apu.edu

Michael Kent, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Relations
University of New South Wales
m.kent@unsw.edu.au

PR Council

Kim Sample
President
kim@prcouncil.net

Neil Mortine
President and CEO
Fahlgren-Mortine
neil.mortine@fahlgren.com

Public Relations Society of America

Sonja Popp-Stahly, APR, Fellow PRSA
Global Communications
Eli Lilly and Company
spopp-stahly@lilly.com

Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA
Professional in Residence
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
mickeynall2@gmail.com

PRSA College of Fellows

Debbie Davis, Ed.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Assistant Professor of Practice
Texas Tech University
debbie.davis@ttu.edu

Dave Remund, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Executive Director, University Communications and Marketing
Drake University
dave.remund@drake.edu

PRSA Educators Academy

Melissa D. Dodd, Ph.D., APR
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
melissa.dodd@ucf.edu

Dean E. Mundy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
dmundy@uoregon.edu

PRSA Foundation

Vanessa Wakeman
CEO
The Wakeman Agency
vwakeman@thewakemanagency.com

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations

Karla K. Gower, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations
University of Alabama
gower@apr.ua.edu

Bruce Berger, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Advertising and Public Relations
University of Alabama
berger@apr.ua.edu

Universal Accreditation Board

Douglas F. Cannon, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Communication
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
dcannon@cannonapr.com

John E. Forde, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor and Head, Department of Communication
Mississippi State University
jforde@comm.msstate.edu

At-large Members

Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
sbowen@sc.edu

John R. Deats
Adjunct Instructor
New York University
jrdeats@aol.com

Marcia D. DiStaso, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Public Relations
University of Florida
mdistaso@ufl.edu

Terence (Terry) Flynn, Ph.D., APR, FCPRS
Associate Professor
McMaster University
drterenceflynn@gmail.com

Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President, Communications, Atlantic Region
Wells Fargo
del.galloway@wellsfargo.com

Kim Hunter
Chairman and CEO
The LAGRANT Foundation
kimhunter@lagrant.com

Carolyn Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Relations
Director of Public Relations Programs
Biola University
carolyn.kim@biola.edu

Emily S. Kinsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
West Texas A&M University
ekinsky@mail.wtamu.edu

Spiro Kiousis, Ph.D., APR
Executive Associate Dean
Professor of Public Relations
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
skiousis@jou.ufl.edu

Nance Larsen, APR, Fellow PRSA
Vice President, Integrated Marketing Communications
The STRIVE Group
nance.larsen@gmail.com

Gary D. McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA
Principal
GMc Communications
gary.d.mccormick@gmail.com

Julie O’Neil, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Strategic Communication
Texas Christian University
j.oneil@tcu.edu

John Paluszek, APR, Fellow PRSA
Executive Editor
Business in Society
john.paluszek@ketchum.com

Kathleen Donohue Rennie, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Associate Professor
New Jersey City University
kathleen@themcgrawgroup.com

Maria Russell, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director, Executive Education and Professor
Newhouse School
Syracuse University
mprussel@syr.edu

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Strategic Communication
Quinnipiac University
hilary.fussellsisco@quinnipiac.edu

Stacey Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA
Senior Counsel and Partner
Jackson, Jackson & Wagner
ssmith@jjwpr.com

Shelley Spector
President, Spector Corporate Communications
Founder and Director, Museum of Public Relations
shelley@spectorpr.com

Katerina Tsetsura, Ph.D.
Gaylord Family Professor of Strategic Communication/Public Relations
University of Oklahoma
tsetsura@ou.edu

Judy VanSlyke Turk, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor Emerita
Virginia Commonwealth University
jvturk@vcu.edu

Officers

Co-chair, Educators
Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
eltoth@umd.edu

Co-chair, Practitioners
Judith T. Phair, APR, Fellow PRSA
President
PhairAdvantage Communications, LLC
jphair@phairadvantage.com

Vice Chair
Sandra Duhé, Ph.D., MBA, APR, Fellow PRSA
Associate Professor, Director of Public Relations
Chair of the Division of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs
sduhe@smu.edu

Secretary-Treasurer
Gemma Puglisis, M.A.
Assistant Professor, School Of Communication
American University
puglisi@american.edu

Immediate Past Co-chair, Practitioners
Kathleen L. Lewton, M.H.A., M.S.J., Fellow PRSA
Principal
Lewton, Seekin & Trester
kathylewtown@aol.com