Join us for our next GFW PRSA luncheon on Wednesday, June 13, at Colonial Country Club!

For the past 25 years, Ruth Fitzgibbons of Richards Partners, the public relations arm of The Richards Group, has been on the front lines with a variety of clients who unexpectedly found themselves in the glaring light of uninvited media scrutiny – at a terrible time. Television cameras on your doorstep are bad, but a Twitter storm may be even worse. This program will offer the 10 Commandments of Crisis Communications (with color commentary from personal experience), plus some best practices and do’s and don’ts with earned and social media.

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM
Central Time

Where: Colonial Country Club 

Register here.

2018 PRSA Free Chapter Offer

Having access to thousands of communications professionals through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is a wonderful thing, but there is also something special about being a part of something local.  

Join PRSA by April 30, 2018 and you will also receive a membership to the Greater Fort Worth Chapter for free — when you use the promo code CHAPTERS18.

Why Should You Join Our Chapter?

The more involved you are with your profession and community, the more likely you are to be engaged in the workplace. The Greater Fort Worth Chapter provides our members with knowledge, training and the opportunity for professional growth and connections.

 

Below are four reasons why you should join our Chapter today:

 

  • Be with Your People – By attending our Chapter events, you get out of the office and are able to mingle with people who share your passion for PR and communications.

 

  • Networking – Our Chapter members are able to connect with other members and industry experts in a variety of ways, such as in-person meetings and by building one-on-one relationships.

 

  • You Are Not Alone  If you are an independent practitioner or work in a small communications/PR department you might not have many people around to bounce ideas off of. However you are not alone, we have many members that know what you’re going through and are more than happy to give you advice and feedback.

 

  • Career Connections  No one knows more about what is happening in the PR/communications industry with regards to career opportunities, job openings and potential future connections to advance your career than the members of our Chapter.

 

What is a Chapter?

PRSA has more than 100 local groups, known as Chapters. PRSA Chapters are based on geography and are located in all 50 states, with some states having multiple Chapters. Click here to find your local Chapter.

What You Will Gain by Joining a Chapter:

  • Become better known in your local public relations community
  • Learn about business and career opportunities
  • Engage in professional development
  • Volunteer leadership opportunities
  • Discounts to events (when applicable)
  • Valuable industry contacts and lifelong friends

Sign up today to start taking advantage of your PRSA benefits, including a members-only app, a members-only online community, a daily e-newsletter featuring breaking industry headlines, a library of informative webinars, networking tools and many other resources.

If you have any questions, the PRSA Membership team would be happy to help. Feel free to call (212) 460-1400 or email Member Services.

P.S.: Don’t delay – there won’t be another free Chapter offer until October 2018!

* Offer is not valid for current members, renewing members, PRSSA Graduates, Graduate Students, Associate Members, Associate Members 1 or Associate Members 2. Refer to https://www.prsa.org/membership/membership-categories for details.

PRSA 2018 Officer Slate

The 2017 PRSA nominating committee is pleased to present the slate of officers for 2018. Members will be asked to vote on the slate at the October luncheon. Please plan to attend and cast your vote!

  • President: Lisa Albert
  • VP Membership/President Elect: Beth Lamb
  • VP Programs: Tracy Greene
  • Treasurer: Brian Murnahan
  • Treasurer-elect: Kate Norris
  • Secretary: William Moore
  • Past President: Claire Bloxom Armstrong

Director (3 year term)

  1. Richie Escovedo, APR (year 2 of 3 year term – Jan. 2017- Dec. 2019)
  2. Michelle Clark, APR (year 1 of 3 year term – Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2020)
  3. Amiso George, APR, Fellow PRSA (year 1 of 3 year term – Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2020)

Assembly Delegates (3 year term)

  1. Margaret Ritsch, APR, Fellow PRSA (year 2 of 3 year term – Jan. 2017- Dec. 2019)
  2. Gigi Westerman, APR, Fellow PRSA (year 2 of 3 year term – Jan. 2017- Dec. 2019)
  3. Based on current membership we are not eligible for 3 delegates- Michelle Clark’s director position will double as a third delegate should we reach the membership threshold during her director term.

When in Nigeria…

As part of her Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, FWPRSA’s advocacy chair, Amiso George, had the opportunity to give a workshop on “Understanding How Public Relations Can Enhance the Work of HR Managers,” to a variety of companies in Lagos, Nigeria! Thanks for representing FWPRSA all the way from Nigeria, Amiso!

PRSA Chapter Chat – Diversity & Inclusion

Be a part of the conversation! Join the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) on Thursday, August 24, at 2 p.m. CST, for their Chapters Chat on diversity & inclusion.