Greetings and Happy Fall PRSA New Jersey! Here is our next PRSA NJ Member Spotlight to get to know our fellow chapter members. Each month, we randomly select a member to highlight. This month, we are featuring one of our newest members, Mike Maloney.
PRSA NJ member since October 2022
How did you get into the field of PR?
In 2011, I became involved with the Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee in Montgomery Township. As my role expanded into different areas over the years to include as chair, I needed to work often with the township communications officer in publicizing events and writing press releases. I quickly realized the importance of merging representation and communication in well-crafted messaging with impact.
What do you love most about PR?
The field of public relations is vast – and yet so accurately speaks volumes for all that we are about. Through carefully planned techniques and strategies, we manage and communicate information about fellow Americans – U.S. service members and veterans with a special focus
on those without a voice or physical presence – Our Fallen, Our Missing & Unaccounted For – while simultaneously paying tribute to all American veterans. In all that we do and aspire to do, we work hard to put a positive spin on great service and sacrifice behind the American brand.
What is one of your most valuable experiences in PR?
As PR Chair for Rolling Thunder Inc. National – a veterans advocacy group that has been in service for 35 years and counting. The primary role requires advocating for more than 85,000 American service members last seen as POW (Prisoners-Of-War) and last declared MIA (Missing-In-Action) and their families.
What is the value of being a member of PRSA NJ?
I am honored to share the communication platform with so many talented people and truly feel that, as a student in the profession, here in New Jersey, I’m in the greatest classroom in America.