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Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter announces 2024 leadership, Karin Drinkhall named president
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Dateline: Washington, DC
Thursday, November 16, 2023

 

The Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter (PRSA NCC) announced its incoming leaders for 2024. The 2024 board will be led by Karin Drinkhall, Director of Communications at CNA Corporation.

Drinkhall has been a member of PRSA NCC for nearly 20 years, serving on the APR Committee for over a decade and holding the position of Treasurer on the Board in 2022. She has 25 years of experience in public relations, primarily in the DC area supporting clients in the Department of Defense and other government clients.

According to a release, PRSA NCC is the nation’s largest and most active PRSA chapter and “empowers its members through a diverse array of professional development programs, networking events, and leadership opportunities. The 2024 Board of Directors sets the Chapter’s strategic direction and oversees local programming spanning across professional and networking development events, membership, sponsorships, DEI, ethics, university relations, pro bono services, marketing, and Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credentialing.”

The 2024 PRSA NCC Board of Directors are:

President

  • Karin Drinkhall, APR and PMP, Director of Communications at CNA Corporation

President-Elect

  • Crystal Borde, Vice President and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice Lead, Vanguard Communications

Treasurer

  • Rakeem Mosey, Communications Lead, The Bowen Group

Secretary

  • Megan Sweeney, Public Relations Director, American Staffing Association

Vice-President, Two-Year Term

  • Oleta Rivero, Adjunct Professor, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Jaya Koilpillai Bohlmann, Founder and Chief Consultant, Designing Communication

Vice-President, One-Year Term

  • Tom Campbell, Communications Consultant

Two-Year Directors

  • Ruby Tavernier, Outreach Manager, House of Representatives
  • Adiya Mobley, Senior Vice President and Partner, FleishmanHillard
  • Mike Smith, CEO, GreenSmith PR and MSBD, Inc.
  • Carol Wilkerson, Asst Vice President for Communications and Media Relations, American University
  • John Yaglenski, Director of Communications and IT, IEEE-USA
  • Southerlyn Marino Reisig, Founding Partner, Newport Partners Public Affairs

One-Year Directors

  • Alicia Davidson, Corporate Marketing and Communications, Barbaricum
  • Denise Douglas, Director of Communications, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Larry Parnell, Associate Professor, The George Washington University

Immediate Past President

  • Leah Dergachev, Chief Storyteller, Austley

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