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Public Relations Student Society of America Executive Leadership Team 2022 - 2023

Your leaders…


Vice President
Kaitlyn Hellriegel
Communication Director- Vancouver Campus
Yashar Hall
Public Relations and Outreach Director
Thomas Arend

Yashar Hall



Communication Director- Pullman Campus
Alohi Holing

Faculty Advisors:
Cara Hawkins-Jedlicka (Pullman)
Liz Candello (Vancouver)
Brett Atwood (Everett)

“PRSSA is led by the National Committee, a group of students and professionals dedicated to assisting public relations students. These volunteers are a resource to help you, and we encourage all PRSSA members to get to know the current National Committee.”

Leadership in PRSSA involves an application and interview process.  Leaders are typically juniors and seniors who are pre-certified in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. However, leadership roles are not limited to communication majors.  Leaders serve anywhere from 1-3 year terms.

The executive team is expected to commit 5-15 hours per week to PRSSA. The leadership group meets monthly, in addition to attending PRSSA member meetings, events and meet-ups. Leadership is also given special access and preference for exclusive member events sponsored by the club or college such as Murrow Symposium, PRSSA’s of the Palouse meetups with professionals in Spokane and PRSSA Pro Tour in Seattle.

Executive Leadership Descriptions (Open positions)

Vice President (2023)

• Serve as right-hand to the President, as well as helping to maintain deadlines for other execs.
• Keep Presence up to date (events, membership etc..)
• Is prepared to take the position of President the following year.
• Direct orders for posters, PRSSA stationary, club business cards, and PRSSA swag.
• Support event planning for annual Murrow Symposium. Recruit members for various responsibilities and assist coordinators.
• Research PRSSA conventions in Washington state and nationwide.
• Develop and ensure all emails are sent out to PRSSA members and Murrow College students.
• Work with each officer and committee to establish financial needs; create a budget and set goals for the year of how much money to raise with the help of the Chair, Membership, Records & Finance
• Create and implement fundraising projects—preferably ones which do not require start-up money
• Contact by letters and email and send thank-you letters to those who contribute.
• Coordinate at least one community service project each semester.