Join a Committee

Pathway to Leadership

All members of PRSA Richmond are strongly encouraged to join a committee.

The path to leadership in PRSA Richmond includes volunteering, committee membership and perhaps joining the Board of Directors.

Complete our interest form, and we will connect you with a Board member.

What interests you?

Career & Professional Development

Accreditation Committee
Board Member: Shannon Marshall

The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) certifies your drive, professionalism, and principles. 
Help members striving to earn their APR.

Professional Development Committee
Board Member: David  Bass

Enjoy participating in event planning? Help secure speakers for nine lunch programs throughout the year.

Event Planning

Awards Committee
Board Member: Mike Frontiero

Be a part of planning our signature event of the year – the Virginia Public Relations Awards.

Special Events/Workshops Committee
Board Member: Connie Riba Kottmann, APR

Coordinate and plan at least two professional development seminars/workshops per year.

Community Support

Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Board Member: Judi Crenshaw, APR  & Saher Randhawa

Helps board members achieve their diversity-related objectives.

Public Service Committee
Board Member: Karen L. Gill, APR

Solicits applications from nonprofit organizations that would like to receive pro bono public relations assistance. Selects one organization to receive comprehensive support. Hosts a free half-day public relations workshop for all nonprofits that applied.


Membership Committee
Board Member: Abby Kittrell

Implements an annual membership campaign to recruit new members and retain existing ones.

Student Relations Committee
Board Member: Joshua Smith

Acts as a liaison to PRSSA chapters at universities across Central Virginia. Runs Student Mentoring Week, which pairs PRSA members with college students interested in the public relations profession. Visits colleges and other venues to speak about careers in public relations. Helps send several students each year to the PRSA International Conference.


Media Relations Committee
Board Member: Meg Irvin

Pitches stories about PRSA Richmond, its programs and its members to local and regional media outlets.

Social Media Committee
Board Member: Taylor Thornberg

Communicates about PRSA Richmond and its programs across the chapter’s social media channels. Channels currently include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Sponsorships Committee
Board Member: Pryor Green, APR

Provides agencies, vendors and other corporate entities with comprehensive information about the chapter’s sponsorship package. Ensures chapter delivers on all its sponsorship incentives.