Advancing the Profession, and the Professional

After decades of serving the different communities within our region, the Greater Oregon, Oregon Capital and Portland Metro chapters of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) joined forces to become PRSA Oregon in 2017. Dedicated to serving all communicators at every stage of their career across the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington (including Longview, South of Centralia and West of Yakima), our membership represents businesses of all types, counseling firms and professional service firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, non-profit organizations and more.

PRSA Oregon strengthens, unifies and advances the public relations profession and the local practitioner through a unique combination of service, advocacy and professional development activities, including educational programs, skills training, networking, information exchange, leadership, training for APR certification, and more. We encourage members to use their membership to be fulfilled, to gain credibility and to grow as they build their strategic communications career. Those who do find immeasurable value through continued career growth and advancement as a result of our programs and networking opportunities.

In order to remain transparent and collaborative throughout the transition process in 2017-2018, we’re publishing monthly reports on transition progress in our blog and newsletter, along with directly engaging members during a listening tour to learn how a statewide organization can best serve us all.

What can PRSA Oregon do for you?

Whether you’re a newcomer to the area, an emerging professional or a seasoned pro, PRSA Oregon membership can help you:

  • Expand your circle of colleagues and contacts.
  • Network at local meetings and programs.
  • Exchange knowledge with local experts.
  • Earn recognition through industry awards.
  • Step into a leadership role.
  • Advocate for the profession.
  • Learn about business development and job opportunities in your community.

Visit our Events calendar to stay up-to-date on our schedule of events designed to help you grow your connections and develop professionally.

2017 PRSA Oregon Board of Directors

The PRSA Oregon Chapter is governed by a team of dedicated volunteers that serves as the board of directors. Each position is elected for one year.  Board members serve from January through December.

President,
Chief Executive Officer

President-Elect

Colby-Reade

Colby Reade, APR (bio)

president@prsaoregon.org

JulieWilliams_022413

Julie Williams, APR (bio)

president-elect@prsaoregon.org

Immediate Past President

MarkMohamm_Web

Mark Mohammadpour, APR (bio)

past-president@prsaoregon.org

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Jill Peters, APR (bio)

past-president@prsaoregon.org

loralyn

Loralyn Spiro, APR (bio)

past-president@prsaoregon.org

Treasurer and Chief
Financial Officer

Secretary and Chief
Operations Officer

Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson, APR (bio)

treasurer@prsaoregon.org

Tracey Lam

Tracey Lam, APR (bio)

secretary@prsaoregon.org

Leadership Assembly Delegates

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Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA (bio)

assembly@prsaoregon.org

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John Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA (bio)

assembly@prsaoregon.org

Colby-Reade

Colby Reade, APR (bio)

assembly@prsaoregon.org

JulieWilliams_022413

Julie Williams, APR (bio)

assembly@prsaoregon.org

Directors-at-Large

beverly-brooks

Beverly Brooks (bio)
Communications

comms@prsaoregon.org

megan-h-donaldson

Megan Donaldson (bio)
Student Affairs

studentaffairs@prsaoregon.org

taylor-long3

Taylor Long (bio)
Service

service@prsaoregon.org

olivia-mackenzie

Olivia MacKenzie (bio)
Events

events@prsaoregon.org

amy-ruddy

Amy Ruddy (bio)
Sponsorship

sponsorships@prsaoregon.org

siobhan-taylor

Siobhan Taylor (bio)
Membership

membership@prsaoregon.org

2017 Committees

We have many active operational and ad hoc committees managing our chapter operations, membership services and programs. Our motto is “Don’t just join, join in!” Learn more about open positions and service opportunities.

  • Transition Steering Committee
  • Outreach Task Force
  • Operations Task Force
  • Finance Task Force
  • Website Task Force
  • Membership Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Service Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Communicators Conference Committee
  • Spotlight Awards Committee
  • Recognition & Judging Committee
  • Accreditation Committee
  • Advocacy Committee
  • New Professionals Committee

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