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PRSA CT Committees

Membership & Communications Committee

This committee oversees the chapter's membership efforts and communication strategy and execution to promote the chapter's events, initiatives, and mission. It is responsible for email communications, managing and our social media channels, media relations, and other creative content creation and distribution.

For more information or to join, contact Co-Chairs Katie R. Place at and Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo at


Professional Development/Programs Committee

This committee is responsible for creating the chapter’s vision for professional development and executing on that vision through career-enhancing programming, including deciding on topics and experts to present them, as well as planning and managing related events. Its programs feature PR professionals from CT and beyond to deliver both learning and networking opportunities to benefit our diverse membership. 


For more information or to join, contact Co-Chairs Derek Beere at and Paddi LeShane at


Awards/Recognition Committee

This committee is responsible for the chapter’s annual Mercury Awards in October. The committee oversees the logistics of the award submission process, producing the awards for the winners, and leads the event planning for the 

awards ceremony. 


For more information or to join, contact Chair Elizabeth Walden at

Finance Committee

This committee, which meets monthly, supports the chapter treasurer in managing financial reports and ensuring fiscal efficiency and stability. It oversees the chapter’s banking, tax filings and other financial matters, and recommends ways to increase revenues and manage expenses with the ultimate goal of a financially strong and growing organization.


For more information or to join, contact Treasurer Joan Huwiler at


APR Committee

This committee supports and guides communication professionals in Connecticut through the process of attaining the prestigious Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential. The APR demonstrates competency, ambition, professionalism, ethical behavior, and principles in the field of public relations. The committee also helps college seniors and recent graduates earn the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations. To learn more, please read our APR Fact Sheet or visit the following links: APR (experienced PR pros), APR+M (military communication experts), Certificate in Principles of Public Relations (college seniors and recent grads). 

For more information or to join the committee, contact Co-Chairs Dan Meaney, APR, at, or Doug Fenichel, APR, at

Join a Committee!

Committee membership can be a track to potentially join the Board of Directors. Committee members must be PRSA national and chapter members in good standing. Time commitment and meeting frequency varies; prospective members should discuss responsibilities with chairs before joining.

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