PRSA Announces 2011 Board Candidates

June 23, 2009

PRSA announced the leaders who submitted applications for PRSA National leadership to the 2010 Nominating Committee for review and consideration at its July 30 – Aug. 1 meeting in Chicago.  

Midwest District leaders who submitted applications for the 2011 Board of Directors include: 

Rose M. McKinney, APR
Risdall McKinney Public Relations
New Brighton, MN

Debra D. Peterson, APR
Manager, External Communications and Community Relations
Overland Park, KS

PRSA members are encouraged to send candidate insights and comments via e-mail to the 2010 Nominating Committee at or mail the letter to PRSA, Attn: Nominating Committee, 33 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038. The deadline for submitting comment letters on behalf of candidates is Monday, July 12, 2010.

For more information, please visit the PRSA website.

PRSA National Board Applications Due Today

June 15, 2009

Thinking about a PRSA leadership position?  Well, don’t delay because the deadline is today. Here is a link to PRSA documents and information about the 2009 National Board Nominating Process: Nominating Web pages. This year, there are three opportunities for which a candidate from the Midwest District may apply:

  • Director-at-Large
  • Assembly Delegate-at-Large (two positions)
  • Assembly International Delegate-at-Large (two positions)

Candidates seeking a director-at-large position have no geographic restriction and can be from anywhere in the world. The following requirements must be met: 1) Be a member in good standing; 2) Be Accredited in Public Relations; and 3) Served as a voting Delegate in at least one National Assembly or as a Chapter President, Section or District Chair, or as Chair of a National Committee, National Advisory Board or National Task Force.

Assembly Delegates are to be active and informed members of the PRSA annual business meeting termed “Assembly Meeting.” The Delegate-at-Large represents members who do not reside in an area served by a Chapter. The International Delegates-at-Large represent members outside the United States and Canada.

All candidate applications must be received today by 5 p.m. in the time zone in which the candidate resides.

District Revitalization

June 9, 2009

Public Relations Society of America

The Public Relations Society of America’s Midwest District is reemerging and we’d love for leaders from all of the chapters within our District to be involved.

Within the PRSA structure, a district’s key role is to support chapter leaders and assist them in making chapters organizationally effective. The secondary role is to serve as a route for leadership between the chapter and national levels. Strong districts are important elements in chapter success and provide a vital link between the local and national organizations.

Many districts offer professional and leadership development at a regional and local level that complement national programs. These can include district conferences, leadership training, and other programs that help improve organization effectiveness, support the society’s mission and further enhance the value of PRSA membership.

If you are interested in helping shape the district’s future, please let us know.