Advancing the Profession, and the Professional

After decades of serving the different communities of Oregon, the Greater Oregon, Oregon Capital and Portland Metro chapters of PRSA joined forces to become PRSA Oregon in 2016. Dedicated to serving communicators of every form across the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington (including Longview, South of Centralia and West of Yakima), our membership represents business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional service firms and non-profit organizations.

PRSA Oregon strengthens, unifies and advances the public relations profession and the local practitionerthrough 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.

What can PRSA do for you?

Whether you’re a newcomer to the area, an emerging professional or a seasoned PR 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 page to stay up-to-date on our schedule of events designed to help you develop new contacts and increase your knowledge.

2017 PRSA Oregon Board of Directors

President,
Chief Executive Officer

President-Elect

Colby-Reade

Colby Reade, APR (bio)

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ulie Williams, APR (bio)

Immediate Past President

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Mark Mohammadpour, APR (bio)

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Jill Peters, APR (bio)

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Loralyn Spiro, APR (bio)

Treasurer and Chief
Financial Officer

Secretary and Chief
Operations Officer

Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson, APR (bio)

Tracey Lam

Tracey Lam, APR (bio)

Leadership Assembly Delegates

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Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA (bio)

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John Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA (bio)

Colby-Reade

Colby Reade, APR (bio)

JulieWilliams_022413

Julie Williams, APR (bio)

Directors-at-Large

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Beverly Brooks (bio)
Communications

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Megan Donaldson (bio)
Student Affairs

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Taylor Long (bio)
Service

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Olivia MacKenzie (bio)
Events

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Amy Ruddy (bio)
Sponsorship

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Siobhan Taylor (bio)
Membership

2017 Committee

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

We have many active operational and ad hoc committees managing our chapter operations, membership services and programs. Use the form below to contact us about Service opportunities or learn more here.

Our motto is “Don’t just join, join in!”

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