PRSA/SENE 2018 Board of Directors Announced

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Southeastern New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA/SENE) has announced its eight-member Board of Directors for 2018.

Kimberly Fraser, a Providence, Rhode Island, resident and senior public relations representative at IGT, has assumed the role of board president for 2018.

“I’m honored to serve as President of the PRSA/SENE chapter and to be joined by a talented board of directors this year,” said Fraser. “We have an exciting year of programming ahead for the public relations and communications talent in our region and are looking forward to unique events, professional development opportunities, and partnerships to enhance our chapter.”

Joining Fraser as returning PRSA/SENE Board members are:

• President-Elect: Christina Robbio (Lincoln, Rhode Island) – Communications & Social Media Manager, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Immediate Past President: Sarah Dell (Bristol, Rhode Island) – Manager of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications, Advocacy Solutions
• Treasurer: Giselle Mahoney (North Kingstown, Rhode Island) – Account Executive, RDW Group
• Secretary & PRSSA Liaison: Michael Masseur (Douglas, Massachusetts) – Senior Account Executive, RDW Group
• Membership Chair: Brian Hodge (Providence, Rhode Island) – Deputy Director of Communications, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
• PR/Social Media Chair: Jason Cunningham (Coventry, Rhode Island) – Director of Public Relations, Centerbrook Architects & Planners
• Programming Chair: Kyrie Perry (Providence, Rhode Island) – Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach, HealthSource RI

The PRSA/SENE chapter annually promotes a number of professional development and industry networking opportunities. The chapter recently held its popular “Meet the Media” event in which Gail Ciampa of the Providence Journal was the recipient the Fifth Annual Media Achievement Award. For upcoming event information, please visit www.prsasene.org.

PRSA/SENE is a member of the PRSA Northeast District. This year the district’s annual conference will be held in Buffalo, New York. For more information on the June 1 event, please visit www.prsanortheast.org/ne-conference.

About PRSA/SENE:
Established in 1982, the Southeastern New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA/SENE) is the among the region’s largest professional organizations for public relations professionals. Members of the non-profit association represent corporations, agencies, sole practitioners, military, government, health care and other service organizations throughout Southeastern New England. Learn more about PRSA/SENE at www.prsasene.org, on Facebook (PRSASENE), Twitter (@prsasene), and sign up for our email newsletter.

Event Recap: Meet the Women in RI Media + PRSA/SENE Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, January 23, the SoutheasternSarah Dell transitions presidency to Kimberly Fraser. New England Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA/SENE) held its annual meeting at the Skyline at Waterplace in Providence. Chapter President Sarah Dell recapped the 2017 year, announced the 2018 Board of Directors, and transitioned presidency to Kimberly Fraser.

This year featured a “Meet the Woman in RI Media” panel of female journalists and personalities who shared their experiences as women in PR and media and offered insights and tips on how to get your story heard. Margaret O’Brien Reed, host of Rhode Island Capitol TV, moderated the panel, which included WPRI reporter Kim Kalunian, Rhode Island Monthly associate editor Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Public Radio news director Elisabeth Harrison, and Providence Journal food editor Gail Ciampi. The PRSA honored Ciampi’s more than 35-year career by handing her the annual Media Achievement Award.

The "Women in Media" panel discussed what it's like to be a woman in the local news landscape.The panel discussed the nature of being a woman in the local news landscape as well as the pros and cons of a hyper-fast paced news media that does not always ensure accuracy. Ciampi noted that there has never been a more important time to be right in media. The panel delved into what makes a story newsworthy and how to pitch a story effectively with a unique angle. Harrison also discussed the importance of making meaningful contributions to the conversation in RI.

Thank you to the entire panel for their insightful dialogue and their dedication to the field of journalism and public relations!

Rhode Island companies win awards for PR excellence

THE PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY of America, Southeastern New England Chapter held their annual excellence awards on Tueday evening.

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island companies received awards of excellence from the Southeast New England chapter of the Public Relations Society of America Tuesday night at Hotel Providence. This year’s SENE chapter awards were judged by the PRSA Puget Sound chapter of Seattle. This was the sixth annual PRSA SENE Excellence Awards ceremony. The Providence-based…

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