PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

A New Year Brings New Leadership to PRSA


Nov 13


Media Contacts
Brad Hilliard, PRSA Portland Metro Chapter VP of PR
(503) 463-3893,
Amber Lindsey, PRSA Portland Metro Chapter President
(503) 730-8157, 

A New Year Brings New Leadership to PRSA

Serving more than 230 professionals across Oregon and Southwest Washington,
the Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
has elected its 2014 Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has elected its 2014 Board of Directors. Elections were held during the chapter’s annual meeting at the University of Oregon’s George S. Turnbull Center on Nov. 12.

Barbara Kerr, APR

Barbara Kerr, APR

The 2014 Board of Directors includes:

President: Barbara Kerr, APR (Chief Communications Officer, Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Ministries Corporation)

President-Elect: Taraneh Fultz, APR (Marketing and Communications Specialist, Swagelok Northwest)

Secretary: Gina Williams (Director of Public Affairs, Oregon Business Association)

Treasurer: Tom Unger, APR, ABC, Fellow PRSA (Regional Communications Manager, Wells Fargo)

Vice President – Member Communications: Jessica Lyness (Account Executive, Maxwell PR)

Vice President – Member Services: Nelson Holmberg (Executive Director, Port of Woodland)

Vice President – Professional Development: Julie Williams (Owner, Versatile Creative Consulting)

Vice President – Public Relations: Mark Mohammadpour, APR (Vice President, Weber Shandwick)

Vice President – Sponsorships: Dave Thompson, APR (Public Information Section Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation)

Director at Large – Conferences: Russell Yost (Director of Marketing, Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management)

Director at Large – New Professionals: Ian Bragg (Senior Account Executive, Edelman)

Director at Large – Master Minds: Carol Fenstermacher, APR (Community Engagement Coordinator, Evergreen School District)

Director at Large – Spotlight Awards: Mary Ann Albright (Director of Communications, St. Mary’s Academy)

Immediate Past President: Amber Lindsey, APR (Amber Lindsey Public Relations)

About PRSA’s Portland Metro Chapter

Serving more than 230 public relations professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, the chapter supports lifelong professional development and honors excellence in public relations. More than one-fifth of Portland Metro Chapter members have earned Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), the profession’s only national post-graduate certification program. Six chapter members have been elected to the PRSA College of Fellows, considered the pinnacle of a professional career.

The Portland Metro Chapter is led by an all-volunteer board of professionals from across the region. Signature events include the annual Spotlight Awards, honoring excellence in public relations, and the Communicators Conference, held in partnership with the Oregon-Columbia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of 111 PRSA chapters across the country. Information about the chapter is available at


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