About the President
PRSA Richmond’s president serves a one-year term, which begins at the November President’s Luncheon, when the executive board is formally installed. The term ends at the following year’s November luncheon, when the president-elect is installed as president.
2024 President David Bass
David is a senior communications manager at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership where he coordinates economic development announcements and press events with the Governor’s office, and promotes VEDP’s target industries, Virginia’s advantage for business in core sectors, and the VEDP’s brand through media relations. A graduate of the University of Richmond, David has 15 years of experience as a public relations practitioner, including leading economic and financial education outreach strategy at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, overseeing public relations and communications strategy at the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as working on media and public relations at a Richmond-based agency on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, special events, and nonprofit clients. David is active in the Richmond community currently serving on the board of the Church Hill Central Civic Association and founding member of FLUX: Connect with Modernism, a local group that develops gatherings and events for enthusiasts of modern architecture and design. He recently served on the board of Modern Richmond, the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition, and was founder and served 14 years as president of the Manchester Alliance. He has served on the PRSA Richmond board since 2016, including serving as president-elect, first vice-president of Professional Development, second vice president of Awards, third vice president of Membership, acting as the chapter’s Secretary, and chairing the professional development workshops, sponsorship fulfillment and media relations committees.
Questions for PRSA Richmond’s president? E-mail president(at)prsarichmond(dot)org.