Chapter Member Nominated for National Chair-elect Position

    We are proud to announce that our very own Felicia Blow, APR, was recently nominated to lead the PRSA National Board of Directors in 2022. The associate vice-president for development and campaign director at Hampton University, Blow was selected from across the nation as the nominee for the 2021 chair-elect position.

    Blow is a longtime PRSA member who has served in multiple capacities for both the local and national chapter, including having served as President of the Hampton Roads Chapter in 2000. She currently serves as Co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee for PRSA national, playing an integral role in the development of the 2020-2022 plan. She was senior counsel on the 2018 and 2019 national PRSA boards and served as director representing the Mid-Atlantic District from 2013-2014. And Felicia had a key, lead role when she served as chair of the Universal Accreditation Board in establishing the only additional credential called “APR+M,” which is specifically for military public affairs officers.

    “Felicia is a talented and dedicated public relations professional with a passion for breaking down barriers and encouraging courageous conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion,” Jennifer McCarrel, APR, President of the PRSA Hampton Roads Chapter said. “She has been a mentor for so many in our chapter and we look forward to all that she will accomplish while leading the national chapter.”

    Blow’s honors include a PRSA Certificate for Meritorious Service (2006-2010) and the Association of National Communicators National Beacon Award (2010). She is also featured as one of 40 individuals in the PRSA Foundation’s “Diverse Voices” 2018 book, which catalogues career successes and challenges faced by leaders of color.

    Delegates of the membership will vote on the nominees at the annual PRSA Leadership Assembly in December.


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