Welcome to PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is a professional association serving Central and Southwest Virginia public relations practitioners. Since 1992, the chapter strives to bring together professionals to enhance the practice, provide an exchange of experiences and ideals, and promote professional development.


Art of Negotiation - February 18 Luncheon

Creating Respect, Value & Trust Through the Art of Negotiation

As professionals and individuals, we often experience emotional fear and anxiety when preparing for and executing a negotiation or presenting our value to someone and why they need us. Let’s face it. It’s intimidating! Then as Public Relations professionals, we are often described as the “fluff” of the organization instead of a key player at the table. The result of this perception can send us kicking and screaming into the housekeeping closet as we prepare to clean up the “mess” because the “fluff” wasn’t necessary. Learn more about speaker Allan Tsang by following the link below...

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2016 Board Elected

In December 2015, the Blue Ridge PRSA membership inducted the 2016 board of directors at its December chapter meeting. The following individuals will serve on the board:

President - Betsy Parkins
President -Elect - Jen Ward
Treasurer - Scott Ramsburg
Secretary – Teresa Hall
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Alison Hammond
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Catherine Fox
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Josh Meyer
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Adedayo Abah

Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Are you a leader? Would you like to consider a future leadership role as a committee chair? Or would you like to get involved as a committee member or on a special initiative/event?

Please let the current chapter leadership know by filling out this chapter involvement form and returning it to President Betsy Parkins at ejparkins@carilionclinic.org


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Upcoming events

20 Jan 2016 (UTC-05:00) • Various Locations
18 Feb 2016 12:00 PM (EST) • The Hotel Roanoke


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The Blue Ridge Chapter of PRSA is affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic District, connecting public relations professionals from Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.

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