Chapter Committees

    If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact us.

    Accreditation Committee

    This committee encourages professionals to pursue their Accreditation in Public Relations. It helps them prepare to pass PRSA's accreditation exam. Committee contacts: Sid Bridge, APR & Liz Brooks, APR

    Awards Committee

    This committee oversees our chapter's annual awards program. This includes the Pinnacle Awards for outstanding work as well as our P. Lee Starkey Award for outstanding service, Professional of the Year Award and Rising Star Award. Committee contact: Meghan Arbuckle


    Coordinates chapter programs to promote and create awareness of ethnic and cultural diversity in the public relations profession. Committee contact: Julie Braley

    Ethics committee

    This committee keeps the PRSA Code of Ethics in the forefront of our members’ minds and helps them understand and apply the guideposts to their work. Committee contacts: Jordan-Ashley Walker

    Membership Committee

    This committee attracts and welcomes new members and makes sure current members are engaged and getting the most from their membership.  Committee contacts:  Virginia Hilton

    Nominating Committee

    This committee proposes officers and directors for the coming year. Committee contact: Jennifer McCarrel, APR 

    PRSSA committee

    This committee works with our two Public Relations Student Society of America chapters at Hampton University and Old Dominion University to nurture future professionals. ODU PRSSA contact: Brendan O'Hallaran  HU PRSSA contact: Keisha Reynolds

    Professional Development & PROGRAM Committee

    This committee plans and oversees chapter meetings, workshops and other professional development opportunities bringing interesting and timely topics and excellent presenters to share insight with our members and guests. Committee contacts: Paula Miller

    Public Service Committee

    This committee puts the expertise of chapter members to work helping help charitable organizations in Hampton Roads. Committee contact: Vanessa Coria

    social media COMMITTEE

    This committee oversees our chapter’s Facebook and LinkedIn presence. Committee contacts: Daniel Shuman

    Sponsorhip & partnership COMMITTEE

    This committee helps secure sponsorships and partnerships so the chapter can have outstanding speakers and programs.

    Strategic planning COMMITTEE

    This committee plans for our chapter’s future bydeveloping a strategic roadmap to guide it.