PRSA Los Angeles Chapter Announces New Board Members

by | Jan 11, 2023

The Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA) announced its 2023 Board of Directors and executive leadership team with senior PR executive Stephen Chavez at the helm this year.

One of the largest and most prominent chapters of PRSA’s national organization, PRSA-LA offers its members and other communications professionals a robust calendar of activities, including professional development programs, networking events, student chapters, and a new scholarship program.

“This year’s board reflects the diversity of Los Angeles’ thriving PR industry, bringing varied expertise across a wide range of industries such as consumer, entertainment, education, and health care,” said PRSA-LA President Stephen Chavez, CEO of ChavezPR. “Our 2023 platform supports professionals looking to invest in their careers, network with new contacts, and learn from some of the best in the industry. We look forward to expanding our diverse group as more professionals are encouraged to join.”

PRSA-LA 2023 Board Members include:

Executive Committee

President, Stephen Chavez, ChavezPR

Vice President, Bilal Kaiser, Agency Guacamole

Vice President, Stacy Schwartz, Independent PR Strategist and Consultant

Secretary, Allie Lee, Participant

Treasurer, John McCartney, JMAC PR

Board of Directors

Gita Amar, GCI Health

Maricela Cueva, VPE Communications

Erik Deutsch, ExcelPR Group

Melissa England, The Wonderful Company

Joe Marchelewski, AIJ Communications

Sallie Olmsted-MacKinnon, APR, i.am.Media

Scott Pansky, Allison+Partners

Marisol Barrios Perez, MSPA, APR, Mission Driven PR, Inc.

Claudia Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Communications, Inc.

Yurina Melara Valiulis, Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Ronald Wong, Imprenta Communications

Immediate Past President, Melendy Britt, be360

PRSA-LA’s first event is the State of the State of Public Relations, “Winning Strategies for the Next Evolution in PR” on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown LA. This session will explore the ever-changing landscape of media channels and influencer requirements. Hear how influencers and media outlets are creating and sharing stories on new platforms, including the explosion of podcasts. Learn how to plan content, book guests, and promote your clients.

Los Angeles Times Columnist and Podcast Host Gustavo Arellano is confirmed as one of the speakers. Reserve your seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-the-state-of-pr-tickets-494360825537

About PRSA Los Angeles

Founded in 1947 as one of the founding chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-LA) is one of the country’s oldest, largest, and most prominent public relations Chapters in the country. Located in one of the country’s top media markets and the world’s entertainment capital, PRSA-LA offers top-level professional development, networking, mentoring, and awards. PRSA-LA serves communications professionals in agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, government, and independent practitioners. For more information, visit www.prsala.org.


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