NEW YORK (Feb. 19, 2019) –Nominations are now open for the 2020 PRSA ( board of directors. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, April 30, 2019.  

“For more than 70 years, PRSA has been a champion for its members and the industry through its advocacy, professional development and network,” said 2019 National Nominating Committee Chair Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA. “This is an enormous opportunity for members to give back to their profession while gaining personal and professional growth. It is a chance to work with some of the industry’s finest thought leaders to help position PRSA now and into the future.”  

PRSA is seeking candidates to fill the three annually available Executive Committee positions as well as Director positions for five Districts and one At-Large position. Members of the board serve as the public face and voice of the organization, act on behalf of the entire public relations profession, assist with committees and provide strategic guidance and valuable insight into industry trends. The open positions are as follows:

Executive Committee

  • Chair-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary


  • Midwest District Director (two-year term)
  • North Pacific District Director (two-year term)
  • Southeast District Director (two-year term)
  • Southwest District Director (two-year term)
  • Sunshine District Director (two-year term)
  • Director At-Large* (two-year term)

*  In 2019, there is one open director at-large position, and both APRs and non-APRs can apply.

Application Information 

(Note: You must log into MyPRSA to gain access to the application)

Eligibility for Director Position

  • Must be Accredited in Public Relations (APR)
  • Be a member of the society in good standing

Eligibility for Director At-Large Position

  • Be a member of the society in good standing

For either Director position, nominees should have at least one of the following:

  • Leadership experience in the Society; such as within Chapter, District or Section, chair of a national or local committee or task force, or service as an Assembly delegate; or
  • 20 or more years as a public relations or communication professional with leadership responsibilities.

Eligibility for Officer Position

  • Must meet criteria required of District Director
  • Must have served on the PRSA National board
  • Currently serving Directors may seek Officer positions

Final selections will be presented for a vote by the PRSA Leadership Assembly in San Diego, Calif. on Sat, Oct. 19. For questions about the nomination process, contact Donna Jonas at PRSA headquarters or by phone at (212) 460-1403.

About PRSA

PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community. The organization’s mission is to make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career. PRSA achieves this by offering its members thought leadership, innovative lifelong learning opportunities to help them develop new skills, enhance their credibility and connect with a strong network of professionals. The organization sets the standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct for the public relations industry. PRSA collectively represents more than 30,000 members consisting of communications professionals spanning every industry sector nationwide and college and university students who encompass the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Learn more about PRSA at

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