Proposed Slate for 2015 Board of Director

October 16, 2014  |  Home, News  |  No Comments  |  Share

At the October 15 chapter meeting, Member At Large Dawn Speegle presented the 2015 Board slate for consideration by the membership.

Other nominees can be emailed to Dawn Speegle (chairing the Nominating Committee for Immediate Past President Abby Guasti who is on maternity leave) until October 31.  At the November 19 chapter meeting, Board elections will be held by simple majority vote of the active members present.  The new Board will then be installed.

The 2015 Board Slate:

Leah Gradl
Thrive Business Development
VP Programs / President Elect
Chantel Minish
Media Fusion
VP Membership 
Jessica Carlton
Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
VP Communications
Erin Robertson
VP Projects
Rachel Murie
Occupational Health Group
Student Chapter Liaison
Beth Garfrerick
University of North Alabama
Accreditation (APR) Chair
Kristina Hendrix, APR
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Melanie Goodsell
Crestwood Medical Center
Jessica Rich
Crestwood Medical Center
Member At Large
Lisa Darnell, APR
University of North Alabama
Member At Large
Melissa Chavez
Member At Large
Dawn Speegle
Redstone Federal Credit Union

The Board will also be assisted by two other positions:

Immediate Past President
Abby Guasti
Randolph School
Board Advisor (non-voting)
Lori Miller
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NAPRCA Receives Jamie Palmer, APR Chapter of Distinction Award

September 30, 2014  |  Awards, Home, News  |  No Comments  |  Share

The North Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama earned first place overall in the 2014 Southern Public Relations Federation Chapter of Distinction Awards. NAPRCA’s 2013 president, Abby Guasti, APR, was named SPRF President of the Year. 

Each chapter may compete in up to eight categories: Accreditation, Chapter Management, Membership, Communication, Public Service, Programs, Projects and PR Education. The submissions are evaluated by accredited public relations practitioners based on four criteria (situation analysis, goals/objectives, execution, and evaluation).  The SPRF Chapter of Distinction awards were created in 2009 and the Mobile chapter took first place overall for the first five years. SPRF honors the chapter that excels in the most categories by awarding the Jamie Palmer Chapter of Distinction Award.

NAPRCA members Sonia Robinson, APR and John Wessel, APR received the SPRF Senior Practitioner designation in 2014.