Welcome to PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is a professional association serving Central and Southwest Virginia public relations practitioners. Since 1992, the chapter strives to bring together professionals to enhance the practice, provide an exchange of experiences and ideals, and promote professional development.


Flint Water Crisis & VT Communications Model

Luncheon - April 14 at 12:00pm

Join the Hilton Garden Inn in Blacksburg for a timely workshop presented by Virginia Tech spokespeople Tracy Vosburgh and Mark Owczarski, highlighting their role in handling scientific reporting from the university's involvement with the Flint Michigan Water Crisis.

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Media Speed Networking

Join us at Green Ridge Recreation Center and meet face to face with journalists to pitch your story ideas and receive instant feedback.

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Ethics Exercise from February

What Values and Provisions Would you Choose?

At our last luncheon, Douglas Cannon presented an ethics exercise right out of the news headlines. Take a read and decide how you would handle each situation.

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2016 Board Elected

In December 2015, the Blue Ridge PRSA membership inducted the 2016 board of directors at its December chapter meeting. The following individuals will serve on the board:

President - Betsy Parkins
President -Elect - Jen Ward
Treasurer - Scott Ramsburg
Secretary – Teresa Hall
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Alison Hammond
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Catherine Fox
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Josh Meyer
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Adedayo Abah

Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Are you a leader? Would you like to consider a future leadership role as a committee chair? Or would you like to get involved as a committee member or on a special initiative/event?

Please let the current chapter leadership know by filling out this chapter involvement form and returning it to President Betsy Parkins at ejparkins@carilionclinic.org


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