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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 Pro, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Philadelphia

Michele Besso

Michele Besso

President

Public Relations Specialist, Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania

Shari Rosen

Shari Rosen

Vice President

Corporate Communications Manager,
TD Bank

Alyson Maloney

Alyson Maloney

Secretary / Treasurer

Communications Manager, The American Board of Surgery

Jacob C. Farbman, Ed.D., APR

Jacob C. Farbman, Ed.D., APR

APR Accreditation Committee Chair

Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Student Success

Rachel Forth

Rachel Forth

Programming Committee Chair

Assistant Director of Engagement Communications, Reconstructing Judaism

Michelle A. Drager, MS, APR

Michelle A. Drager, MS, APR

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Chief Executive Officer, The Drager Group, Inc.

Brittany Eifert

Brittany Eifert

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Assistant Account Executive, RPA

Courtney Rice

Courtney Rice

Emerging PR Pros Committee

Coordinator, Wagstaff Media & Marketing

Melanie Wright

Melanie Wright

PR Institute Chair

Director of National Strategic Communications / Owner, Ainsworth Communications

Rick Buck

Rick Buck

Director-At-Large

Senior Director, Public Relations, AACR

Rick Alcantara

Rick Alcantara

Director-At-Large

Executive Communications Director, Princeton Strategic Communications

Robyn Reed Frenze

Robyn Reed Frenze

Director-At-Large

Founder, CEO, Communications Consultant, Chameleon Communications, LLC