When a group of people join together, the work becomes exciting and fun! Working on a PRSA committee is one of the best ways to network with other Valley PR pros and gain valuable skills. Contact prsaadmin@phoenixprsa.org to find out how you can get involved with the following committees:


Accredited members are encouraged to help out with this committee, which facilitates study sessions for candidates taking the APR exam. Online mentoring opportunities are also available.

Contact Melany Stroupe, APR: melanysandra@yahoo.com

Copper Anvil Awards Committee

This committee plans one of the chapter’s largest events of the year – the Copper Anvil awards banquet in the fall of each year. Help plan this celebration to raise funds for student scholarships. Help is also needed to coordinate the awards process.

Contact Kristin Hege: kristin@wiredgroup.com

Digital Communications

This committee manages the chapter’s website, bi-monthly newsletter E-Talk and social media accounts. Help provide online content or manage the Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn pages for the local organization.

Contact Yvette Roeder: yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov

Job Bank Coordinator

The job bank coordinator registers new subscribers, maintains the job bank database and manages the chapter’s job bank on phoenixprsa.org.

Membership Cluster

This cluster works on recruiting new members and retaining our existing membership base. Tasks include reaching out to potential PRSA members, communicating the advantages of local chapter membership to PRSA members and helping with hospitality efforts at PRSA events. The membership cluster is a great way to build a powerful network of local PR and communication professionals.

Contact Erica Fetherston: erica@localfirstaz.com


As a function of the membership cluster, the volunteers on the retention committee are responsible for calling a list of assigned members slated to be up for renewal within 5 to 6 months to check in on their overall satisfaction and help get an idea whether they are planning to continue their membership.


Even PRSA needs public relations expertise! Help get the word out about all the luncheons, media breakfasts, awards, advocacy and more.

Partnerships for PRSA

Each year, PRSA plans to develop strong partnerships with Valley businesses, agencies and consultants to provide a win-win for PRSA and local companies. Help develop what these partnerships look like and how we can provide best-in-class networking between our membership base and local companies.


Help plan the wide array of professional development options available to public relations professionals in the Valley. From media breakfasts to luncheons to networking events, be part of the team to choose relevant programming and speakers for these events.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

PRSA Phoenix is proud to have an array of special interest groups geared towards your professional interests, as well as your professional experience level. Sign up to help plan programming and networking events for SIG that interests you. Please let us know if you would like to lead a SIG that focus on your particular interest (i.e., independent practitioner, corporate, multicultural communications or mid-level practitioner). Our current special interest groups are as follows:

  • Master Practitioners (15+ years PR experience)
  • New Pros (less than 5 years experience)
  • Non-profit

University Relations

Student development plays an important part in the professionalism of public relations. Help plan this committee’s programs for the year and help shape the future of the public relations profession.

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