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Joining PRSA Maryland makes you part of a professional community of more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals and over 10,000 student members across the country, including top PR and communications pros right here in Maryland. You’ll network with local professionals and gain access to local and national PRSA support and programs.

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Expand your network and develop your skills through volunteering.


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With a variety of ways to get involved, you can donate as much or as little time as you want. Whether you’re interested in serving as a member of one of our committees, planning or participating in an event, or helping out occasionally, your efforts improve your professional and personal credentials. For more information, email info@prsamd.org.

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What’s in it for you?

  • Earn APR credits
  • Expand your network of industry professionals
  • Enhance your professional skill set
  • Network with members of the professional and the business communities
  • Build relationships with PRSA Maryland Chapter leaders
  • Receive 50% off registration fee to a monthly event when you help plan and/or work onsite for that event. Click here to learn more.

Check out Volunteering for your association has benefits for more. Or Finding your place in PRSA Maryland.


Joining a committee is one of the best ways to get more involved with PRSA Maryland. Whether your skillsets are advanced or expanding, there is a place for you on one of our committees. For more information, email info@prsamd.org.

You can work when you want and how much you want. Contact us for more information.

APR Committee

Members of the APR Committee provide training necessary for applicants to successfully obtain the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential. Volunteers provide study resources, mentoring and coaching to APR candidates as well as help applicants prepare for the panel presentation and APR exam.

Dianna Fornaro, APR, Chair

Communications Committee

Write content for and design the chapter’s member newsletter, WebNotes; write content for and post to the chapter’s social media channels; write and distribute press releases to the media; as well as develop and execute publicity plans for major chapter events.

Nikki Bracy and Jeffrey Davis, APR, Co-chairs

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Newly formed in 2020, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee will develop and oversee the D&I strategy and goals for the Chapter. If you would like to participate, please contact us below.

Kaletha Henry & Mary Miles, Co-chairs

Mentoring Committee

Recruit experienced chapter members to be mentors to new professionals. Potential mentees complete an application and then committee members match mentors with mentees.

Chair – Open

Programming Committee

Help plan monthly networking and professional development events for chapter members. Plus, when you help plan and/or work a monthly event, you receive a 50% discount to that event. Click here to learn more.

Emily McDermott, Chair



If you cannot commit to a long-term assignment or don’t want to serve on a committee, we have a number of opportunities for ad hoc volunteers. You can work when you want and how much you want. Contact us at info@prsamd.org for more information.

Best in Maryland Awards Gala Committee

Help plan the chapter’s premier event, Best in Maryland Award Gala. Volunteers help develop the event’s agenda, secure speakers and assist with logistics the day of the event.

Chair – Open


Conference Committee

The annual Maryland Conference is the chapter’s largest professional development and networking event. Volunteers help develop the agenda, secure speakers and assist with logistics the day of the event. Have an idea for a speaker/topic? Want to be involved? Contact us.

Laurie Farrell, 2020 Chair

Membership Committee

Manage member recruitment and retention plans. Create and execute membership campaigns to attract new members and keep current members involved with the chapter.

Erika Murray, Chair/Volunteer Coordinator


New Professionals Committee

The New Professionals Committee organizes networking events for local PR professionals who have fewer than five years of experience. Committee volunteers work with our local PRSSA student chapters to get them involved with the Maryland Chapter.

Jessie Krebs, Chair

Sponsorship Committee

Secure in-kind and financial sponsors to support the chapter’s initiatives. Volunteers maintain and update chapter sponsorship materials and communicate with sponsors on an as-needed basis to maintain mutually beneficial partnerships.

Chair, Open

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