As we start 2017, and welcome Loren Waldron as our new chapter president, it’s important to look back over the past 12 months and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of so many members who helped build a bigger, better and more diversified organization in 2016. From the beginning, we set out to make 2016 about delivering value to our membership. It’s this value that I believe will enable us to continue attracting new members and sponsors who will be the drivers to expand and enrich the organization’s programming and membership offerings.
We explored new ways to reach professionals at all experience levels through engaging and informative programs and events designed to enrich their career. It was a year when we saw the development of a multi-year strategic plan, greater use of social media and video content, the 27th annual Pyramid Awards, and implementation of our first mentoring program for young and mid-level professionals.
Great things lie ahead in 2017, and I’m proud to be serving alongside Loren as she leads the organization into the New Year. I am grateful to have served as chapter President and want to thank everyone on the Board of Directors and all of our members for making PRSA NJ an organization that truly brings “value” to both its members and the public relations community.
David Patti, Deputy Director of Communication, Bayer Corporation