2019 Board of Directors
Leadership Members are pivotal members of PRSA CT committees and often go on to join our Board.
Adam Chiara is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Hartford and is an authority on issues relating to social media’s impact on politics and media. He is a regular contributor for The Hill and is frequently interviewed by the media for expert commentary. Early in his career, Chiara was an award-winning journalist who covered stories for several media outlets in the Hartford area. He also worked at Yale University’s Rudd Center (now UConn Rudd Center) and was a communications associate at Universal Health Care Foundation. In addition to journalism and public relations, Chiara has a background in politics, public policy, and legislative process from the time he spent managing political campaigns and working at the Connecticut General Assembly. Chiara earned a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Central Connecticut State University.
Chris Zaccaro is a Public Relations Associate at Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. (SLPR) in Hartford, CT. Over the past decade, Chris has gained invaluable experience while working within the non-profit, corporate, quasi-public, broadcasting, education, tourism and transportation sectors.
Prior to joining SLPR, Chris served as the Marketing Manager for a Hartford-based non-profit, where he oversaw marketing efforts for multiple entities within the organization. He has also held communications and community outreach positions with several Connecticut-based companies over his career. Chris received a BS in Communication, with a concentration in Advertising & Promotions, from Southern Connecticut State University, and a MS in Education from the University of New Haven.