2018 PRSA Austin Chapter Election Information

Interested in making a difference in your profession and professional development? The PRSA Austin Chapter is currently seeking energetic and creative professionals to serve on the 2018 board of directors. 

The International Conference will also be held in Austin in October 2018, so there are even more opportunities to get involved next year.        

If you are interested in a board position or know someone who would make a good addition to PRSA Austin Chapter’s leadership, review the information below and submit your application by August 15, 2017.

Once we have reviewed the nominees, the 2017 PRSA Austin Chapter officers will contact the selected nominees prior to the October annual meeting. Per the PRSA Austin Chapter bylaws, the Executive Board will be presented as a slate to Chapter members for official voting.

Committee chairs and members are appointed by the chapter officers, and are not subject to approval by vote. Committee chairs and members will be notified of selection by October 31, 2017.


PRSA Austin Chapter Board Organization

  • The executive board consists of three officers (past president, president and president-elect), and four directors at-large (programs, communications, ethics and APR).
  • The board has three committees led by committee chairs and supporting members: programs committee, communications committee and sponsorship, and we will be adding an International Conference 2018 committee.

Open Positions

  • Executive Board
  • Director at-large, APR
  • Director at-large, Ethics
  • Director at-large, Programs
  • Director at-large, Communications
  • Committee Chairs:
    • Sponsorships
    • Programs
    • Communications
    • Diversity
  • Committee Members:
    • Sponsorships
    • Programs
    • Communications


  • Applicants for executive board positions must be PRSA Austin Chapter members in good standing.
  • Applicants must have two or more years of professional experience in the field of public relations or communications.


  • Know the organization’s mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs.
  • Perform duties of board membership responsibly and at a level of competence expected from board members.
  • Serve in a leadership position and undertake special assignments willingly and in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a liaison for any assigned committee(s) or a task force, reporting to the board regularly through written and oral communication.  
  • Call to the attention of the chapter’s president and/or its chief operating officer issues of potential significance to the chapter.
  • Serve as a chapter ambassador for members and potential members.

Time commitment
Members of the board can expect the following time commitments:

  • Participate in-person in one-a-month board meetings (approx. 1 hour long)
  • Attend PRSA Austin Chapter events, including monthly luncheons, breakfasts, happy hours, etc., and actively encourage support and attendance by colleagues
  • Assist in planning monthly events, including researching and soliciting speakers, venues, etc., guided by the Programs Director.
  • Participate in committee meetings outside of monthly board meetings, as appropriate, to be determined by the committee director or chair. 
  • For detailed requirements and responsibilities of each board position, click here.

How To Apply

Please email the following information to current president-elect, Amanda Kennedy, akennedy@hahnpublic.com by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2017.

  • Name, employer and current position
  • Number of years of professional experience
  • Desired position on the PRSA Board
  • One paragraph describing why you want to be on the PRSA Austin Chapter board