Public Relations Society of America
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), based in New York City, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals. The organization has more than 30,000 professional and student members, and is organized into 112 chapters nationwide. Nineteen professional interest sections, along with affinity groups, represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has 278 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Chartered in 1947, PRSA’s primary objectives are to advance the standards of the public relations profession and to provide members with professional development opportunities through continuing education programs, information exchange forums and research projects conducted on the national and local levels.
PRSA publishes two periodicals for its membership: Public Relations Tactics (a monthly tabloid) and The Public Relations Strategist (a quarterly magazine).
PRSA is also works in tandem with a student/collegiate organization named PRSSA.
- Charles Borgognoni 'veteran public relations and public affairs professional, with over 25 years experience including public affairs and healthcare communications, and public policy' joined the Public Relations Society of America's Health Academy division in 2005.
- Thomas G Mattia, Director of Worldwide Public Affairs and Communications and Senior Vice President of The Coca Cola Company is reported (in 2008) to be a member of the Public Relations Society of America. He also serves on the committee of the PR Seminar, is a member of the Arthur W Page Society, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), is on the board of advisors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and is a Trustee for the Institute for Public Relations. Mattia was previously Vice President for EDS, was Head of Public Affairs for the Ford Motor Company and held executive positions with GCI Jennings, Hill and Knowlton (where he supported the opening of China's first McDonald's) and IBM. Prior to this, 'Mattia managed Jimmy Carter's U.S. presidential campaign in Vermont and worked as a reporter for four U.S. newspapers, beginning his career at The Trenton Times in New Jersey'.
- PRSA Ben Singer, Charles Borgognoni Join Health Academy Board Accessed 2nd January 2008
- Coca Cola Company Thomas G Mattia Accessed 22nd January 2008