WMPRSA Announces New Board Members and Officers for 2016

The West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA) is pleased to announce new board members and officers for 2016. The WMPRSA Board meets monthly to plan educational programs and special events for public relations practitioners, as well as serve the community through the “PRforGood” program. It also sponsors the annual PRoof Awards that recognize the year’s best PR programs, projects and people in West Michigan. The board works to advocate for public relations in West Michigan and promote WMPRSA’s mission to “help public relations professionals develop and sustain the essential knowledge, skills and standards that will reinforce their integral role in the effective management of organizations.”

BOARD OFFICERS (elected to serve a one-year term beginning in January 2016)

  • President: Rick Jensen, Spectrum Health
  • President Elect: Adam Russo, COM616
  • Secretary: Adam Russo, COM616
  • Treasurer: Bradley Gordon, Holland Hospital

NEW BOARD MEMBERS (elected to serve a three-year term beginning in January 2016)

  • Karen Hogan Kirchenbauer, APR, SeyferthPR
  • Kim Skeltis, APR, Blue Blaze PR
  • Sarah Pazdziora, SeyferthPR
  • Andrea Wolschleger, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Also continuing to serve on the 2016 WMPRSA board are Carl Apple (Aquinas College), Katie Halloran, APR (Mercy Health Saint Mary’s), Jane Kreha (ACSET), Amy LeFebre (Truscott Rossman), Austin Langlois (Amway), Leah Twilley (Grand Valley State University), Lyndsie Post (Davenport University), Sasha Wolff (Priority Health) and Heather Halligan (Hungerford Nichols). Jennifer Griffin (Steelcase) will serve as immediate past president.