January President’s Message

Taya M. JarmanHappy New Year!

As we crawl out of the “Holidays – New Year” laze, I am recharged and ready to take on the year. I am thankful that our past president and board members laid a steady foundation and finished 2022 off strong. I approach this year with great expectations and excitement that we will maintain our chapter’s momentum.

What to expect: My theme this year is “Curious Innovation.” After an energetic board meeting in December, our board is charged and ready to approach our offerings with fresh eyes and innovative solutions. We will make decisions based on your feedback and survey results and not rest on our strong foundation or past preferences.


We will maintain our strong programming and present new ways to stay connected such as “Coffee Chats,” committee lunch meetings, and shared networking experiences.

The Big Picture: Based on survey results and conversations with other chapters,  PRSA Richmond has an excellent reputation. My commitment to our board, committee chairs, and membership is to affirm our position as innovative communicators, public relations thought leaders, and local knowledge sources. We will think outside the box to partner with our peers and enhance our chapter’s value-add.

Getting more: If you are interested in helping grow your network, increasing resume experiences, and volunteering, please consider serving on a committee.

While my formal title is chapter president, my real job is to listen and amplify your voices. If you want to share feedback or suggestions, contact me at president(at)prsarichmond.org.

Looking forward: I look forward to working with you as we reset our strategies and focus on PRSA23. Here’s to our chapter’s next chapter!

With gratitude + spark,

Taya M. Jarman, APR
2023 PRSA Richmond President