The official blog of PRSA Oregon

PRSA Oregon 2023 Board Candidates

We are pleased to present you with our slate of candidates for the 2023 PRSA Oregon Board of Directors. If you are a PRSA Oregon member, you can vote beginning Nov. 8 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. Officers Leadership Assembly Delegates Directors at Large

Congratulations 2022 PRSA Oregon Spotlight Award and Award of Distinction Honorees

For more information: Sally Ridenour, 2022 Spotlights committee, 503-507-7445 On Friday, Oct. 7, Public Relations Society of America’s Oregon chapter celebrated the best campaigns and tactics our local PR pros delivered this year. The PRSA Oregon Spotlight Awards recognize campaigns and tactics that exemplify excellence and leadership in public relations, digital media, and integrated communications.Continue reading “Congratulations 2022 PRSA Oregon Spotlight Award and Award of Distinction Honorees”

Congratulations, Joshua Romero, APR!

Joshua Romero is PRSA Oregon’s Secretary and it’s newest APR. Congratulations, Joshua! Joshua is passionate about engaging and empowering employees as the Employee Experience and Engagement Program manager at the City of Bend, one of the fastest growing mid-sized cities in the nation. In this new role, he will use the knowledge, skills and abilitiesContinue reading “Congratulations, Joshua Romero, APR!”

About Rhonda Morin, APR, President Elect

Rhonda Morin, APR, was appointed as president-elect for PRSA Oregon/Southwest Washington by the board of directors on September 20, 2022, to serve the rest of the 2022 term. She will then run for chapter president for 2023 during the upcoming November election. Morin is a public relations, communications and marketing professional with 25 years ofContinue reading “About Rhonda Morin, APR, President Elect”

Learn about PRSA’s Mentor Match

The chapter has revived its Mentor Match program to provide a resource within our chapter that fosters career growth through mentoring relationships. Chapter members who want to be matched with a mentor should contact Tom Unger, APR, ABC, Fellow PRSA at Chapter members who would like to volunteer to serve as a mentor to othersContinue reading “Learn about PRSA’s Mentor Match”

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Four keys for comms pros to win the trust of senior executives

By Tom Unger, Oregon Chapter Volunteer Coordinator and past chapter president, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA I had not thought about it much before but when I was asked to speak to a bank’s communications team in Texas recently, I had to reflect on my career and the four regional presidents I served. The Texas bankersContinue reading Four keys for comms pros to win the trust of senior executives

Helping educate future APRs

Did you know we have an education fund for public relations professionals who are seeking their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). The certification helps professionals build on their degrees and keep current on today’s best practices and applications in the ever-evolving communications world. If you’re interested in making a donation email You can alsoContinue reading “Helping educate future APRs”

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Say thank you to a colleague or mentor,
nominate them for an Award of

You have the opportunity to honor and celebrate the achievements and efforts of your fellow members of PRSA Oregon. The annual Awards of Distinction nomination period is open. Our chapter presents up to four awards annually, commemorating commitment, support, leadership and lifetime achievement. This year the awards will be presented in person at our Communicator’sContinue reading “Say thank you to a colleague or mentor,
nominate them for an Award of

Three PRSSA Students are Shining Stars

The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications have three new shining stars in local PRSSA leaders Megan Mortensen, Danielle Ng and Ellie Shalvarjian, all who graduated from the UO’s School of Journalism and Communications in mid-June. Megan Mortenson was named the 2022 honoree of the Liz Cawood Award. The award is presented eachContinue reading “Three PRSSA Students are Shining Stars”

Why you should include age in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Michelle Walch, Walch Communication Aging is one thing everyone experiences. Ageism is the “ism” many of us are likely to experience as we grow older. Age activist and author of This Chair Rocks Ashton Applewhite said it perfectly: “Like racism and sexism, ageism serves a social and economic purpose: to legitimize and sustain inequalitiesContinue reading “Why you should include age in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

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Save the Date! CommCon 2022: Reemerging! and Spotlight Awards

Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Oregon Zoo CommCon 2022: Reemerging! The rumors are correct – we are REEMERGING this fall for a not-to-be-missed Communicators Conference (CommCon) and Spotlight Awards.  And, for the first time, we’ll be celebrating the Spotlight Awards during the conference for one fabulous day that is sure to inspire and re-energizeContinue reading “Save the Date! CommCon 2022: Reemerging! and Spotlight Awards”


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