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PRSA-NY Announces 2019 Board of Directors, New Programs, and Focus on Ethics

Thursday, December 27, 2018  
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 27, 2018--The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, PRSA-NY, the premier organization serving communications and public relations professionals in the New York metropolitan area, today announced its 2019 Board of Directors and Chapter priorities for 2019.

Beginning in January 2019, PRSA-NY will present 20 programs throughout the year including networking events and career guidance programs for young professionals and professional development with top-level industry leaders. Highlighting the year will be a series of PRSA-NY’s successful Meet the Media events, as well as programs on trending issues such as artificial intelligence and the changing media landscape.

PRSA-NY will also present its signature awards events – The Big Apple Awards, which recognize excellence in dozens of categories, and the 15 Under 35 Awards, which recognize outstanding new leaders. All events are open to members and non-members alike.

According to Leslie Gottlieb, 2019 PRSA-NY President: “PRSA-NY is committed to presenting a wide range of programs that will deliver value to PR professionals throughout the metropolitan area, while offering a variety of services to advance the profession. In addition, we will continue our important work on diversity issues and add a strong emphasis on the vital role ethical conduct plays in today’s media and communications environment. This is especially important now, as freedom of the press and factual reporting are under attack.”

The 2019 PRSA-NY Executive Committee is comprised of:

President - Leslie Gottlieb, President, LG Strategic Communications
Immediate Past President - Sharon Fenster, President, Fenster Communications
President-Elect - Kellie Jelencovich, Brand Public Relations Manager, Avon
VP, Marketing - Andrew Graham, Founding Partner, Clear
VP, Membership - Penny Mitchell, Executive Vice President and Healthcare Practice Lead, Makovsky
VP, Programming - Shawna Gallagher-Vega, APR, Director of Communications, Xavier High School
Secretary - Natalia Lopez, Vice President, Finn Partners
Treasurer - Chavonne Jones, Senior Vice President, Media Relations, Weber Shandwick

The following will represent the Chapter as Directors on the Board for 2019:

Programming Associate Director - Kennedi Fuller, Account Executive, Affect Strategies Director of Finance - Traci Brodnax, Director, Global Gateway Advisors
Programming Senior Director - Cessie Cerrato, Sr. Director, Public Relations, Palace Resorts
Marketing Senior Director - Lisa Marzullo, Manager, Corporate Communications, Turner
Membership Senior Director - Justin Goldstein, Account Supervisor, Finn Partners
15 Under 35 Senior Director - Kate Ryan, Managing Director, U.S., Diffusion PR
Big Apple Senior Director - Troy Blackwell, Sr. Account Executive and Communications Consultant, BerlinRosen
Marketing Associate Director - Yifan Feng, digital marketing and PR professional
Membership Associate Director - Meredith Ulrich, Sr. Strategy Consultant, Essense Partners

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