PRSA NJ Member Appointed as 2021 Chair of PRSA’s Health Academy

PRSA NJ board member Dennis Wilson, Jr., an accomplished healthcare communications and marketing leader, has been installed as the 2021 Chair of PRSA’s Health Academy. Wilson, of Basking Ridge, N.J., is Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Northern Region and Creative Services, at RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest health care and hospital system. He has been a member of PRSA since 1999.

Wilson’s tenure with RWJBarnabas Health has included a variety of roles, including Director of Strategic Marketing. He has also served as Managing Director of The Marathon Group, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. Wilson also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communications at Seton Hall University. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for PRSA’s New Jersey Chapter.

Over his career, Wilson, along with his colleagues, has created numerous award-winning campaigns, strategies and tactics. Among the many distinctions are: Telly Awards, PRSA’s NJ Chapter’s Pyramid Award and Best of Show in 2019, AAMC’s GIA Award of Excellence Honorable Mention and the American Hospital Association NOVA Awards.

As Health Academy Chair, Wilson leads the Section’s 17-member executive committee, which is responsible for reaching, informing and engaging the Section’s more than 700 public relations and communications members from across the United States. He also encourages new members to join and benefit from the Section’s educational programs and networking opportunities.

Wilson is a graduate of Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pa., with a Bachelor Arts in Politics and minors in Business Administration and Accounting.

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