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The Public Relations Society of America Maryland Chapter (PRSA Maryland) announces Lisa Brusio Coster, president of Coster Communications, has been re-elected president of the chapter’s board of directors effective January 1, 2020.

Coster has been a dedicated member of PRSA since 1995. She has held multiple leadership roles within the Maryland chapter over the years, including sitting on the PRSA Maryland board of directors since 2018, chairing the 2017 Maryland “Best in Maryland” annual awards program, and co-chairing the 2004 PRSA Maryland annual conference. She is the founder of Coster Communications, which she started in 1997.

“Being re-elected is an honor,” says Coster. “Leading this wonderful chapter is only possible when there is a great board working beside me. I have been fortunate to have had that in 2019 and look forward to the same in 2020.”

The 2020 PRSA Maryland board of directors consists of:


Lisa Brusio Coster, M.A., President, Coster Communications


Ken Smith, APR


Christine P. Barnhart, M.S., APR

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR, Managing Partner, Van Eperen

Dianna Fornaro, APR, Senior Communications Specialist, Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Dr. David Marshall​, APR, Professor and Chair, Department of Strategic Communication, Morgan State University

Emily McDermott, Account Supervisor/Project Manager, Van Eperen

Debra Schindler, Regional Director of Media and Public Relations, MedStar Health

Lauren Walbert, Vice President, Sandy Hillman Communications

Phillip Yerby, Group Manager, Weber Shandwick

Assembly Delegates:

Cathy E. Nyce, Director, Marketing and Communications, Maryland Auto Insurance

Kenneth Smith, APR

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Click here to learn more about PRSA Maryland.

–Industry News