About Us

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals.

The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 Chapters nationwide, 19 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.

The PRSA Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter is the professional organization that brings together public relations, communications and marketing practitioners throughout Erie, PA.

Our Chapter includes professionals from the Erie, PA area and is an active organization helping members address local issues and trends with local and national resources. Among the Chapter’s most important activities and duties:

  • Coordinate networking events and activities
  • Develop and host professional development activities for members on all levels
  • Serve as a resource for public relations students at all levels
  • Provide recognition of excellence and best practices in all facets of the field of public relations
  • Develop and establishes, in conjunction with the national chapter, ethical standards for the profession

2021 Board of Directors:
– Larry Klick, Epic Web Studios
Past President
– Joelyn Bush, United Way of Erie County
Treasurer – Michele King
Secretary – Lisa Graff, Erie Homes for Children and Adults

Board Members:
Raychel Adiutori, Erie Insurance
Robert Frank, RFrank Media
Ellen Kehl, The Nonprofit Partnership
Anthony Peyronel, Edinboro University
Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications
Josh Tysiachney, Allegheny College

The PRSA Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter is affiliated with the East Central District of PRSA.