On the move at PRSA, Glendale Chamber, SARRC

Business News | 7 Feb |

PRSA Phoenix announces new board

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Phoenix Chapter announced the newest members of its board of directors, including its newly named president, executive committee and directors.

The 15-member board of directors governs the Phoenix Chapter of PRSA. Members represent numerous PR disciplines and specialties, and are considered leaders in the profession. The current board of directors is headed by Board President Rachel Brockway, public relations account supervisor at Serendipit Consulting.

“We are on the fast-track to make 2019 one of the best years yet,” said Brockway. “With a solid mix of long-time and new board members, our board has been able to cultivate ongoing strategy and develop lots of fresh new ideas. I feel like the opportunities are endless.”

The full slate of directors includes:

Executive Committee:

• Rachel Brockway, Serendipit Consulting – President

• Diane Smith, Pima Medical Institute – President Elect

• Heather Russell, APR, Collins Aerospace – Immediate Past President and Co-Secretary

• Yvette Roeder, City of Phoenix – Vice President, Communications and Reputation Management

• Scott Huscher, AT&T – Treasurer

Directors at Large:

• Erica Fetherston, 10 to 1 Public Relations – Director at Large and Membership Cluster Chair

• Greg Hyland, Director at Large

• Keith Woods, KB Woods Public Relations – Director at Large and Co-Secretary

• Amy La Sala, Off Madison Ave – Director at Large and Digital Communications Cluster Chair

• Leigh Dow, 48 West – Director at Large

• Ashley Lynch, Resolute Consulting – Director at Large and Professional Development Chair

• Krista Paniagua, Arizona State University – Director at Large

• Ryan Narramore, Southwest Human Development – Western District Representative

• Amy McConnell, City of Mesa – Director at Large and University Relations and New Pros Chair

• Mychael Ramirez, Phoenix Suns – Director at Large

• Heather Vana, Avnet – Board Alternate

• Megan Conner, OH Partners – Board Alternate

The Phoenix chapter is one of the largest in the nation, serving approximately 275 PR and communications professionals in a variety of industries.

Glendale Chamber announces 2019 board

The Board of Directors is the policy body of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Its members represent a cross-section of the business and professional leadership in the community. It has always been considered an honor to serve on the Board. Genuine and unselfish interest in the Chamber and its objective is the first requirement for the Board members. The Board performs the legislative function for the organization. That is, it makes policy decisions for the Chamber.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce announced that the following individuals have been newly elected to the Board of Directors:

• Ron Castro, BNC National Bank

• Michael Nelson, APS

• Jeff Overton, Camelback Ranch Glendale

• Marko Zelenovic, Wells Fargo

Our 2019 Executive Committee consists of:

• Dr. Lily DeBlieux, Chair of the Board, Pendergast Elementary School District

• Bill Toops, Chair Elect, The Glendale Star/Pueblo Publishers

• Scott Spillman, Treasurer, BNC National Bank

• Ron Castro, Vice-Treasurer, BNC National Bank

• Maria Brunner, Past Chair, OneAZ Credit Union

• Robert Heidt, President & CEO, Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Previously elected individuals who will continue to serve on the Board of Directors in 2019 are:

• Victoria Coley, Humana

• Jean Higginbotham, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

• Stephanie Klingener, Vital Fit Training

• Kate Kochenderfer, SRP

• Wayne Lawson, Signarama on 51st Avenue

• Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Glendale Community College

• Bobbi Magdaleno, Arizona State University

Greenberg Traurig’s Nicole Goodwin is SARRC’s board chair

Nicole M. Goodwin, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Phoenix office, was elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC).

Founded in 1997, the nonprofit organization is dedicated to autism education, research, evidence-based treatment, and community outreach. The organization’s mission is “to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.”  

“I am so proud to continue my involvement with SARRC – a dynamic and committed organization that is recognized internationally as one of the only autism organizations that combines direct services for individuals and their families with evidence-based research,” Goodwin said.  

“We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Nicole as SARRC’s board chair,” said Daniel Openden, president and CEO at SARRC. “During her time on SARRC’s Board of Directors, Nicole has served as vice chair and governance chair; developed strategic relationships for the organization; and has been actively engaged in strategic planning. We’re confident that as board chair, she will help advance the growth and vitality of SARRC as we strive to better serve the autism community.”
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