PRSA Maryland is seeking engaged and committed leaders who are ready to make a difference in our profession. The Board is issuing an open call for nominees to serve during the 2021 term which starts January.
As businesses and organizations move to recover from the effects of COVID-19, public relations and communications professionals will be key drivers in organizational success. There is no better time to be a part of PRSA MD whose collective voice can be part of the solutions we all need to thrive.
As an organization, we are focused on mentoring and inspiring professionals in our ranks to achieve their career goals. We need fresh voices to help our profession navigate these turbulent times.
There are two open board seats on the slate for 2021. To qualify, you must be a PRSA member in good standing. The slate will be announced in October and the elections for Board of Directors will be held in December.
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for consideration, please submit your nomination here by October 1.
In addition to the open Board positions, we invite you to consider serving or leading one of the following committees:
- Awards and Judging: This committee is responsible for organizing and judging entries from sister PRSA chapters each year for their awards competition.
- APR Committee: Members of the APR Committee provide assistance for applicants to successfully obtain the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maryland 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.
- Mentoring Committee: Recruit experienced chapter members to be mentors to new professionals
- 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.
- New Professionals Committee: The New Professionals Committee organizes networking events for local PR professionals who have fewer than five years of experience.
- Programming Committee: Help plan monthly networking and professional development events for chapter members.
- 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.
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for consideration, please submit your nomination here.