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Our Board of Directors

The PRSA Philadelphia Board of Directors is a diverse body of public relations professionals drawn from business and industry, agency, healthcare, not-for-profit and high-tech backgrounds. Their job, with the help of committees that report to the board, is to manage the Chapter’s operational and financial needs, as well as to execute marketing, special events, publicity and program management.

If you are looking for ways to build your network of contacts, gain valuable volunteer experience, participate in new aspects of the field, or contribute to the further advancement of the profession, please contact us at membership@philly.org. We would love to have you on our team!

Steph Byrwa

Steph Byrwa

Past President

Marketing & Communications Manager, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Philadelphia

Michele Besso

Michele Besso

President

Public Relations Specialist, Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania

John Kouten

John Kouten

Treasurer

CEO,
JFK Communications

Jake Farbman

Jake Farbman

APR Accreditation Committee Chair

Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Student Success

Jessica Floersch

Jessica Floersch

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Communications Specialist, Saint-Gobain North America

Diana Quattrone

Diana Quattrone

Secretary

Public Relations Manager, Independence Blue Cross

Taylor Feldschneider

Taylor Feldschneider

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Social Media Coordinator, Rowan University

Jen Wentzel

Jen Wentzel

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Business Communications Manager, IAG/Pep Boys

Courtney Rice

Courtney Rice

Emerging PR Pros Committee

Assistant Account Executive, Evoke KYNE

Shari Rosen

Shari Rosen

Programming Committee Chair

Corporate Communications Manager, TD Bank

Melanie Wright

Melanie Wright

PR Institute Chair

Communications Director, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Rick Buck

Rick Buck

Director-At-Large

Senior Director, Public Relations, AACR

Robyn Reed Frenze

Robyn Reed Frenze

Director-At-Large

Founder/CEO/Communications Consultant, Chameleon Communications, LLC