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

2018 Board of Directors
– Rebecca Styn, Erie Management Group
Past President – Steve Orbanek, Penn State Behrend
Treasurer – Michele King, LCBA
Secretary – Shannon Wohlford, The Sight Center of NWPA
Joelyn Bush, United Way of Erie County
Jeff Clorley, Leveling Up LLC
Joe Cuneo, Mercyhurst University
Lisa Graff, Erie Homes for Children and Adults
Marissa Orbanek, General McLane School District
Anthony Peyronel, Edinboro University
Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications
Noelle Waterworth, Erie Management Group

The PRSA Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter serves nearly 300 members and is affiliated with the East Central District of PRSA.