Leadership

Board of Directors

President
Heather Beck, APR
Pellissippi State Community College
865-742-2870
President Elect
Casey Self, APR
Perceptics
703-568-0736
Immediate Past President
Laura Mansfield, APR
865-249-8371
Secretary
Michael Holtz, APR
Knox County Health Department
Treasurer
Amanda Shell Jennings
Priority Ambulance
Ethics Officer
Kristin Alm
Scripps Networks Interactive
865-560-4316
Assembly Delegate
Amanda Johnson, APR
UT College of Architecture & Design
865-410-2170

Jenny Fowler, APR
Cathey Communications

Directors-at-Large
Michael Holtz, APR
Knox County Health Department

Jim Ragonese
UT Medical Center

Chris Martin
Fletcher Marketing PR
865-249-8371

Committee Chairs

Publicity & Digital Media
Erin Simpson
Pellissippi State Community College
865-694-6671
V Awards
Sarah Merrell
Mary Beth West Communications
Membership
Katie Banks
Helen Ross McNabb Center
APR Accreditation
Jenny Fowler, APR
Cathey Communications
PRSSA Liaison
Ellen Liston, APR, Fellow PRSA
The Dollywood Company
865-428-9629
Hospitality
Chris Martin
Fletcher Marketing PR
865-249-8371
PRSSA Faculty Advisor
Michael J. Palenchar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Relations, UT
865-974-9082
Senior Practitioners
Mary Beth West, APR
Mary Beth West Communications
865-982-6626

Past Presidents

Term in Office Name
2016 Laura Mansfield, APR
2015 Emily Scheuneman, APR
2014 Kristin Alm
2013 Chelsey Riemann, APR
2012 Jennifer Faddis Thompson
2011 Chris Davis, APR
2010 Susanne Dalton Dupes, APR
2009 Seth Linkous

Bylaws

PRSA Volunteer Chapter bylaws

Strategic Plan

PRSA Volunteer Chapter strategic plan