Board of Directors

The PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter Board of Directors is made up of volunteer officers and directors, who plan and manage the chapter's operations.  The Board is supported by several committees, staffed by member volunteers. 

Opportunities for chapter leadership are open to all chapter members.  Officers' terms are for one calendar year, and directors serve for two-year terms. The Immediate Past President chairs the Chapter's Nominating Committee, which is responsible for submitting a slate for Board approval and to the membership for voting. The Nominating Committee also oversees recruitment for volunteer committee positions.

Volunteering gives members the chance to add skills to their background, put forth new ideas for the Chapter, raise their visibility in the region, and network with their colleagues -- and have some fun in the process.

President


Jen K. Ward
VDOT Salem District
731 Harrison Ave.
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 387-5238
email: Jen.Ward@vdot.virginia.gov


Secretary



Adedayo Abah
Washington & Less University




Director At Large ('18)


Linda Scarborough
Anstey Hodge Advertising Group

President Elect


Scott Ramsburg
Roanoke County Parks & Recreation
1206 Kessler Mill Road
Roanoke, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 387-6078
email: sramsburg@roanokecountyva.gov




Immediate Past President


Betsy Parkins
Carilion




Director at Large ('18)


Jeremy Butterfield
Access Advertising


Treasurer


Teresa Hamilton Hall
Appalachian Power
P.O. Box 2021
Roanoke, VA 24022 
Phone: (540) 985-2497 
email: tahall@aep.com



Director At Large ('18)

Josh Meyer
Virginia Western Community College







Director at Large ('18)


Chuck Linoberger
Roanoke County Public Schools



2017 Committee Chairs:

  • Accreditation ’17 – Chuck Lionberger, APR
  • Accreditation ’18 – Jen Ward
  • Accreditation ’19 – Scott Ramsburg
  • Awards Chair – Chuck Lionberger, APR
  • Ethics Chair – Douglas Cannon, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA
  • Newsletter Coordinator – Tricia Simons
  • Social Media Coordinator – Lori Greiner
  • Website Coordinator – Scott Ramsburg
  • Hospitality Chair – Jen Ward
  • Membership Chair – Anita Tomaziefski
  • Mid-Atlantic District Rep - Thomas Becher, APR
  • Nominating Chair - Jen Ward & Chuck Lionberger, APR
  • New River Valley Engagement Chair – Laura Neff-Henderson, APR
  • Professional Development Chair - Jeremy Butterfield
  • Programs Chair – Scott Ramsburg
  • Public Service Chair – Hannah Cline
  • PRSSA Engagement Chair - Heidi Ketler, APR
  • PRSSA Academic Advisors – Bill Wyatt (James Madison University); Jason Leverett (Liberty University); Jeremy Langett, Ph.D. (Lynchburg College); Douglas Cannon, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA (Virginia Tech); Dayo Abah, Ph.D. (Washington & Lee)
  • PRSSA Professional Advisors – Heidi Ketler, APR (Lynchburg College); Chris Finley (Radford University); Laura Neff-Henderson, APR (Virginia Tech)

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