Nominees for 2019 Board of Directors

October 12, 2018  |  Home, News  |  No Comments

It is time to consider nominees for the Board of Directors for the North Alabama Chapter of PRCA.

The Nominating Committee has selected the individuals listed below to serve on the board of NAPRCA. Each elected person will serve a term of one year beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019.

Proposed Board of Directors Slate for the term beginning January 1, 2019:

President: Kristen Pepper
Past President: Jessica Carlton
Programs: Megan Nivens
Membership: Lori Miller
Membership Assistant: Alicia Revelle (at-large member)
Professional Development: Jennifer Malone
Secretary: Molly Mitchell
Communications: Katie Coppens
Communications Assistant: Tiffany Morris (at-large member)
Treasurer: Macy Magnussom
Projects: Melanie Manson
APR Accreditation: pending
Student Chapter: Whitney Schmidt
At-large Members: Nicole Roden, Kristen Gehman (Other at-large members noted above as assistants)

The Nominating Committee, chaired by the immediate Past President each year, prepares the slate of candidates one month prior to the election of the new Board. Elections take place by simple majority vote of the Chapter membership present at the November chapter meeting. These new Board members will be immediately sworn in and will assume duties January 1.

You may nominate additional willing candidates for office. If you wish the membership to consider additional candidates, send your nominations to the Nominating Committee Chair.

Board election/installment will be held November 14, 2018.

JOIN TODAY: Get the Rest of 2018 for FREE!

October 8, 2018  |  Home, JOIN PRCA NOW  |  No Comments


If you crave conversation with people who understand your work,
If you’re looking for ideas to make your campaigns stronger,
If you’re seeking creative inspiration or tactical problem-solving,
If mentorship or camaraderie or a career change is on your mind…

Get off the guest list and join PRCA as a full member now – and get the rest of 2018 for free!

PRCA has always been your local place for powerful professional development you can afford, and you can still get the perks of full membership:

  • Knowledgeable and lively speakers
  • Local and regional professional development (at member rates)
  • Password-protected online membership directory of PR pros in four states
  • Peer-reviewed awards at state and regional levels
  • Leadership opportunities at chapter, state and regional levels
  • Professional accreditation with military and young professional subcategories

But we’re making it even better by waiving 4Q 2018 dues altogether – because we’re convinced you’re worth it. So there’s no reason to wait for the first of the year – join now! We’d love to add you to our growing community of professionals.

A few more reasons you’ll be happy you joined:

Did you know the North Alabama chapter is the largest in the state? And we just topped our all-time membership total? We’ve grown 45% this year alone, which means your public relations peers recognize NAPRCA is the place to network and grow professionally. Need another incentive?

Join by Friday, November 9 and you can come to the November chapter meeting free, too! ($15 savings) *AND* if you’re still on the fence, consider this: You’ll qualify for PRCA member rates to attend The BIG Marketing & PR Event October 23, 2018 at the Jackson Center. A special track has been designed especially for those professionals working in the government contracting, and award-winning photographer Jeff White will be on hand to take headshots for $25. You can see the agenda here.

Ready to go for it? Join NAPRCA today. Let’s make this happen!


The BIG Marketing & PR Event 2018

September 10, 2018  |  Home, Meeting Info, News  |  Comments Off on The BIG Marketing & PR Event 2018

On Tuesday, October 23, approximately 200 entrepreneurs, small business owners, marketing & PR professionals, and non-profit organizations from all over the Tennessee Valley will receive marketing and public relations training on a wide variety of topics designed to give a new insight into how to tackle today’s toughest marketing and PR challenges.

Now in its 6th year, the BIG Marketing & PR Event was implemented with the goal of providing a day long experience centered around specific, usable, and strategy-driven takeaways in the world of marketing and public relations. This event is organized in partnership between The Catalyst and NAPRCA.

Date & Time: Tue, October 23, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: The Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Dr NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35806


February 20, 2018  |  Home, News, Projects  |  Comments Off on MentorMatch

Mentoring is an all-encompassing way to encourage personal growth. The mentor and mentee will work together to develop the mentee’s underlying abilities and will help develop new skills and acquire knowledge in their chosen field. Mentees who take full advantage of the program will have assistance in internships and potential job opportunities. Mentors and mentees will complete an online application to participate. Once applications are reviewed, candidates will be matched by the MentorMatch committee. The matched mentor/mentee participants will be contacted via email and will sign a mentoring agreement to participate in the program.

Requirements for MentorMatch

A Mentor:

  • Must hold an active PRCA Membership
  • Must have at least 8 years’ experience working in the Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising or related fields
  • Must be willing to dedicate at least 2 hours per month in mentoring a chosen mentee

Ideal Mentors Are:

  • Professionals with industry experience
  • Advocates of the public relations, marketing, advertising industries or related fields
  • Professionals who are willing to share their professional network with mentees, should the opportunity arise
  • Sounding boards and advisors who help mentees explore possibilities and learn more about their chosen industries, review career paths and fine-tune their career goals
  • Open to sharing past successes, failures and insights into lessons learned
  • Supporters and givers of constructive feedback

Benefits for the Mentor Include:

  • Further develops leadership skills
  • Allows an opportunity to provide feedback, communicate and develop interpersonal skills
  • Gain new perspectives through interaction
  • Opportunity to reflect on own practices
  • Invest in the future of the mentee

A Mentee:

  • Must hold an active NAPRCA Membership (professional or student)

Ideal Mentees Are:

  • Ambitious professionals who are seeking career advice and have the desire to grow professionally
  • Either early in their career and/or recent position
  • Open to new experiences and learning opportunities
  • Willing to accept constructive guidance and recommendations, while keeping an open mind

Benefits for the Mentee Include:

  • Develop new skills and expertise
  • Enhances confidence in dealing with challenges and issues
  • Enhances networking opportunities
  • Helps to clarify career direction and advancement
  • Increases individual visibility and recognition in the organization

Application for MENTOR

Application for MENTEE