Message from the President – Summer 2016

indexIt may be the lazy days of summer, but things here at PRSA NJ are not slowing down. Our chapter continues to enjoy a strong, active member base and a solid financial outlook for the remainder of 2016.  And I’m proud to say that we have several accomplishments to celebrate, thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteer committee members and Board of Directors.

This year’s Pyramid Awards was once again one of the most successful annual events for the chapter’s having attracted more than 40 entries from all over New Jersey, with more than 100 attending the evening’s festivities including our sponsors Prudential Insurance, GCI Health, and PRNewswire/MultiVu. Thank you for your continued support and a special thank you to Loren Waldron, Joan Bosisio and Anjelica Sena for their hard work leading this year’s event.

Furthermore, the chapter has also completed and begun to implement its multi-year strategic plan for enhancing our member recruiting and engagement efforts. Our goal is to lay a strong foundation that will ensure continued growth, while enhancing ways in which we provide value to our membership. Thank you Ken Hunter and Chris Biddle for all of their hard work helping to ensure our chapter stays healthy and engaged.

I’m also proud to announce that the PRSA NJ mentoring program has launched. This program is an excellent opportunity for young and mid-level professionals to learn from the chapters’ more senior professionals. We are currently seeking experienced members who would like to donate their time to mentor a young professional in their career. Thank you Kathy Carliner and Joan Bosisio for their dedicated effort in bringing this program to fruition. You can read more about it in this issue.

Finally, a special thanks to Ken Jacobs for continuing to make the senior pro workshop series one of our most well-attended programs. Feedback from attendees continues to underscore the importance and value these programs provide in helping develop and refine member professional development.

As we look toward fall, we’re excited to be hosting two more special professional development events, as well as enriching the PRSA NJ website with new video content stemming from this year’s activities.  I wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe summer.




David Patti
PRSA NJ President

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