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PRSA-NY Announces Opening of 2021 Board Nominations

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PRSA-NY Announces Opening of 2021 Board Nominations

Contact: Sabrina Browne
Vice President of Marketing, PRSA-NY or +1 646 979 0172

NEW YORK, NY (August 17, 2020)— The 2021 PRSA-NY Nominating Committee is seeking nominations from members for the Chapter’s next selection of leaders who will compose its Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The call for nominations is open now, with a deadline of September 9, 2020.

The elections for the 2021 PRSA-NY Board of Directors will be held on October 29, 2020. Each nominee must be a current member of PRSA-NY.

The Chapter’s mission is to is to lead, educate, mentor and inspire public relations and communications professionals to advance their knowledge, skills and careers. PRSA-NY members who embody that mission are highly encouraged to review the open board positions and consider serving on the organization. Beyond generating executive visibility, board membership provides individuals with the opportunity to expand their network and gain immeasurable experience from one of the largest, most diverse PRSA organizations nationwide.

“Serving on the PRSA-NY Board is an invaluable opportunity for dynamic PR professionals who desire to make an impact in the Greater New York City Area,” said Kellie Jelencovich, PRSA-NY President. “At this moment in time, when multiple national crises have evolved the way we execute public relations, it is more imperative than ever that our Executive Committee and Board Members reflect the communities where we live. We are proud of the Chapter’s progress to date and recognize the opportunity to diversify our efforts to continue driving success now, in 2021 and beyond.”

The 2021 PRSA-NY Board of Directors will include three new positions, focused on accelerating diversity and inclusion across the organization’s internal and external efforts. This includes Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, which will be a key member of the Executive Committee. The additional positions include Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion.

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors are expected to proactively participate and prepare for regularly meetings to accelerate PRSA-NY’s mission, as well as submit monthly reports as appropriate. Unexcused absences for three consecutive meetings may lead to removal by the board.

The 2021 Nominating Committee consists of Kellie Jelencovich, PRSA-NY President; Andrew Graham, PRSA-NY President-Elect; Leslie Gottlieb, PRSA-NY Immediate Past President; Terrell Merritt, PRSA-NY Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member; Henry Feintuch, PRSA-NY Past President; and Sandra Fathi, PRSA-NY Past President. The Nominating Committee’s responsibility is to recommend to the Chapter’s membership the 2021 Board of Directors.


The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of the oldest, largest, and most prominent public relations chapters in the country. Located in the media capital of the world, it offers top-level professional development, networking, mentoring, and awards. PRSA-NY serves communications professionals in agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government, as well as independent practitioners.

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